Hello all!!Wow this week has been a little crazy. First, there is no such thing as a holiday on a mission. We can stay for 1 hr at a members home for dinner and then we have to leave. It is a challenge, cuz we want to socialize but it is also a blessing. On the 4th of July that is what happened, we went and ate with the members and people, then we left. Well, later that night as they lit fireworks, the deck collapsed. Not just any collapse but right down the middle. We had been walking on that exact same deck, 1-2 hrs before. The deck buckled and there were probably about 15-20 people on the deck. Nobody died, thank heavens, but the relief society president has 2 broken legs, ankle, and knee cap. Our bishops wife cracked some vertebrae in her back and some cracked ribs. Those two were the worst. But there were some miracles. One of the boys in the ward grabbed the grill as it was falling and saved everybody beneath. Another lady in the ward had her little baby in her arms and somehow was able to protect him and save him. Also, somehow her glasses ere in her hands, and she never takes them off. They thing that what caused the problem was all the rain and the humidity caused the deck to rot, then also separate from the house. Luckily, it is expected that everyone will make a full recovery. SO here is my plug for obedience. While that white handbook may be super long, those rules are there for a reason. And as you follow them as a missionary you will be protected.
Lots of Love,