The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Lord works in amazing ways

We are coming from teaching tonight from Columbia Heights  The Metro is always full of people and there are probably 6 to 10 cars on each train.  The chance of finding someone is nearly impossible.  We are riding home when a man steps into our car right in front of us.  Had he come on the train in another door in back of us or way in front of us we probably would not have noticed him at all.  It was Parker a young man we taught last year up on Capitol Hill.  We fell in love with him but we were also really worried about him because he wasn't coming to church.  He would come to class and a few times he said this is my church for the week.  At first he always came to class.  Then he switched offices and he would come occasionally.  Then he rarely came.  We stopped by his office and encouraged him to come back to class.  We had a great visit.  Then he never came and we were told he had left the hill.  Well he was the one that got on the train and we were able to visit with him all the way home.  He has been accepted to law school and is going in the fall.  He isn't going to church much but I told him he could repent and get going because the church needed him and he needed the church.  I told him the church needs smart attorneys.  He kind of brushed that off but before he left he gave us his business card.  We sure do love this young man.  I don't think this was a accidentally meeting.  In a city this big to run into him is such a remote possibility.  I hope we gave him some things to think about.

Elder Anthony went to the chiropractor today.  He finally got the referral from the VA.  The visit went well and he is actually feeling better tonight.  I hope he isn't to swore tomorrow.  It took an hour and a bus transfer to get there and to get back.  So it isn't easy to get to this guy but if it helps it will be worth it.

After having a beautiful day yesterday it was freezing today.  It sure makes it hard to be satisfied with the weather after such a wonderful day yesterday.  I was in my warmest coat today and wrapped in a scarf and wind was bitter cold.

2 comments:

  1. This story reminds me of the scripture I memorized this week. 1 Nephi 9:6.

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  2. In a city as large as D.C., it's never a coincidence when you bump into someone like your student. Heavenly Father is in the details.

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