Angels Were Near

18 Sep

One Tuesday night we received that phone call that every mission president does not want to receive.  One of our sister missionaries was on the other end of the line.  She said that her companion (from Mongolia) had just been hit by a car while on her bicycle.  She was thrown from the bike, over the top of the car and landed on the sidewalk.  We could hear the commotion in the background.  She said that the ambulance was on it’s way.  How helpless we felt.  We were 2 1/2 hours away by car.  The Zone Leaders were 2 hours away.   We knew nothing of her condition at this point. We immediately dropped to our knees and pleaded with Heavenly Father to spare this sister and to give her companion the strength that she would need to take care of the situation– and to bless the doctors.

She was taken to the hospital where tests were performed and where she stayed overnight.  The district president and members of the branch went to take care of things at the hospital.  We arrived the next morning to find this sister with very few marks and bruises. Nothing broken.  No head injuries.  There were no marks on her clothing.  It was if angels had taken her as she flew through the air and gently placed her down on the sidewalk.

Her sweet companion was by her side the whole night making sure that she was comfortable and that her needs were cared for.  She even made sure that her hair was fixed the next morning.

We brought these sisters to the mission home for the next  six days where they could be cared for.  I was so moved at the love that this sister had for her companion who was in need.  As tired and emotionally worn out as she was, no thought was given to herself. Every day I saw  a true disciple of Jesus Christ.  I am grateful for her beautiful example of charity and love.  Thank you my dear sweet sister.

Heavenly Father truly does love his missionaries.  We are so blessed.

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One Response to “Angels Were Near”

  1. Michelle Walton May 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    What a beautiful story. It brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing. Love, Michelle Walton

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