So where do I begin. Really where do I start to tell a story that is not a happy ending and well.. OK I quess I will start at the begining..
a month ago we got transfer calls for the missionaires and You all know how much I love the missionaries.
I would do almost anything for them.
So more or less I have 4 of them. 2 from 3rd ward which I live and 2 from the 5th ward that have just been special to me.
Elder Reed and Elder Tanner. I have told you how much I love both of these missionaries.. and it just saddens my heart to find that Elder Reed has lost his focus as a missionary and he has lost that spirit about missionary work. You would not or could not ask for a more gentle missionary as Elder Tanner. Very sweet and humble missionary.
Well Elder Reed has had a few issues as of late. Very sad because there is something very special about him.
To the point that he is being so rebellious that I just want to shake the heck out of him. I guess Sunday night he did not want to teach or go anywhere so being the person he was he turned on the radio, followed by opening the car door and putting his foot out the door, to the point that when they came to a stop sign he got out of the car... Elder Tanner just drove away.
Now this is where I came in.
I just had dinner with my families. Which I will say more about later but after dinner we had Stake Priesthood so it was just awesome.. I walked over to the church with my brothers.. It was awesome! We walked in and all sat together. IT was the FAMILY that I have learned to love and support and have support from. Thank you. They have been a great example to me and I love each of them very much.
So when we came home the missionaries were here at my home, this is where I came in. I told Ted and Lane that I would take them home and I just could tell something was not right with the missionaries. So I took Ted and Lane home and came back to a very unpleasant home...
To the tune of Elder Reed flippin Elder Tanner off and well it was just not cool. issues have to be addressed.
It was so uncalled for and I feel SORRY! I feel sorry that the spirit of contention was being spread by the missionaries and the peaceful word.
What do you say? What do you do? How do you help?
So here we sit 3 days later and I have been told that Elder Reed has had a major interview with the president, His faith was in the mission presidents hand wiether to be sent home or not.. THERE has to be other issues that I dont know about.
Heck.. if that was the case I would have been sent home because of the Missionaries that I served with!!!
So I feel sad that a young man out to serve the Lord has to feel this way toward another missionary and I fell sad that he is not feeling that wonderful spirit of missionary work.
I wont say that I was the perfect missionary and did not have my faults. I will say that I as I have AGED and have grown up.. I think President Hinckley said it best in the "Called to Serve" video.. "your not much to look at but you are all we have."