Wednesday, March 4, 2015


March 3, 2015

My family and friends. I have something to report. Something very important to tell all of you. Brace yourself, because this is a big one.

I love all of you. That's it.

Well, anyway, now to the good stuff. Things have been GREAT over here. We were assigned to cover two wards. Now we cover Kealakekua and Kona 2nd ward, which means our area is HUGE. We have an area in between our area, which means it takes about an hour to get to one side of our areas to the other. So this whole travel thing is hard to get use to. 

Today we went to the TEMPLE. It was very spiritual. It always is nice to go to the temple and escape from the world. Plus, it gives me an eternal outlook on life, which helps me get through the day-to-day things. 

We have a baptism this Sunday for three grandchildren of a Chuukese family. The mom isn't a member, and she didn't want her oldest child to be baptized, because she was baptized in the Catholic Church. Because we knew about the Priesthood, we wanted the oldest girl to be baptized and be a member with the rest of her brothers and sisters, but the mom didn't understand that. So we fasted with the Grandma for the mom's heart to be softened, and we went over last night with our Bishop, and he asked, "So who exactly is getting baptized?" Right away the oldest daughters hand shot straight up into the air, and we looked at the mom like, "Annndddd....?" And she nodded at us. YESS!!  One step in the right direction. 

This week, we finished our lesson around 6:30 and our dinner was at 7, so we had no idea what we were going to do for the last half hour. We were just going to get into the car, and drive around, but I prayed. "Heavenly Father. Please help us find someone to talk to." And RIGHT THEN this guy walks by with a walking stick and he wants to talk to us. The guy's name is Gary and he goes on to tell us about getting into a head-on car accident, and should have died, but woke up with the man who hit him praying for the Lord to spare his life. Then he passed out again and woke up four neck surgeries later he wakes up in the hospital. He told us then that he was going through a divorce and needed to sell his car, and so he was broke, driving to sell his beater car, and stops to fill up with gas. A homeless guys asks for some change, so he gave him the last of his change. Then he thought, "Crap. That's the last of my change. I was going to use that to buy gas." Then he told us that he prayed. And when he opened his eyes, a guy walked up, someone who he had never met, give him a check for 20 dollars MADE OUT IN HIS NAME. He never met the guy before and never saw him again. An angel gave him 20 dollars! Then he just went on to tell us all about how God has given him everything in his life. It was amazing.

Well, I love you all. 

Talk to you next week!

Elder Gleave 

1 comment:

  1. Things are never simple. A lot of things play into situations, most especially accidents, that it sometimes become difficult to draw the line between the victim and the culprit. There are cases where both are victims, in a way, and that the matter can be negotiated. Still, it helps to have agencies on the ready to aid those who aren't even in a position to negotiate, much less demand a settlement. Thanks for sharing that, Bennett! I wish you all the best!

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