Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Hand of the Lord

This week has been interesting for us concerning our mission. We received news that there were several possible apartments available. We looked at the list then we received a phone call telling us about two of them. We decided that we will take the apartment that is only one bedroom but larger. It is also in the same apartment complex as the Portuguese speaking Elders. The only problem is that it is not available until July 1.  In all of this though there is the hand of the Lord.

There is a single sister there that is having some health problems and felt that she needed to go home early but her contract on her apartment is not up until July 1. With the mission combining in July she asked if it might be possible for her to leave a month early. The mission president said that it would be all right. Now she needed to figure out what to do about the apartment. When she heard we were coming she said that we could move into her place as soon as we get there. That solved her problem and ours. We were e-mailed the forms for the apartment we want and we filled them out, scanned them and e-mailed them back. The mission office will take care of what else needs to be done to secure it for us. We will probably have to reimburse them at some point.

On Saturday we had a couple, the Adams, come over. They were visiting in Logan for a reunion. They are the couple that we are replacing. They have been home for about two years though. They were able to tell us all about the people in the ward. There is a sister from Brazil that taught Portuguese in Brazil and helped to teach Sister Adams while she was there. They have her all lined up to help tutor me.

Everyone sounds very excited about us coming. This has been a testimony to us that this is where the Lord wants us to be at this time and why it was not possible for us to go at the end of May. All of this needs to take place as it now is. It is wonderful knowing that this is what the Lord wants us to do.


Mom said...

We wish you the best Diane and Paul. I will enjoy looking at your blog!

Mom said...

Sorry Diane and Paul. I am Ginger, but my name commenting on blogs always seems to be Mom

AZ SMITHS said...

I love how things work out like that-- those tender mercies that let us know that the Lord is aware of us! :)