Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Letter From Elder Gibson

Dear Family, 

I hope everyone's week was amazing, I had a really good week this week. I could tell you alot of stories, but there is one that has really taught me a lot this week. Well It has been snowing here this week, and people like to cancel if its cold (The apaches look for any reason to cancel lol) Well all of our teaching appointments had canceled, and i was really down. That day when i went to check the mail, we had gotten a media referal for Finding Faith in Christ. We thought nothing of it because the apaches order these things because they are free. And the directions with it where like go two miles pass the fish hatchary and turn right at the big tree and turn at the big pond. So i have a hard time finding street directions, so apache directions are worse for me, but Elder Rowland and I just felt like we should go to take this to this lady. So I called her, and she was like no help at all, she said if you can find me, you can bring it. So we were up for an adventure. We had a member of ward who had a 4wheel drive truck take us out on the Res to find this lady. Well for two hours we went down old hunting roads up in the wilderness and we were going to give up, I frankly was scared i knew some drunk apache had set us up to be killed, so before we were going to go home we said a prayer and thought we should try one last road( when i say road i mean a patch through pine tree's deep in the White Mountains lol) Well we tried the road, and to our relief there was a little plywood shed sitting at the bottom of the cannon, with no electricity and no running water. But we took her Finding Faith In Chirst DVD (she had a mini dvd player like anna's and a generator.The lady started crying and said I though God had forgotten me  But I felt so wonderful after that, It really made me realize that Hevenly Father knows all his children and he doesnt forget us. He knows where we are even if we are 30 miles from civilization. I want you all to know that I know this church is true. I know Our Heavenly father loves us, and cares for us. And his Son Jesus Christ directs this work. 

Love Elder Jedidiah Gibson 

5 comments:

Quinn the Eskimo said...

ah cousin jed, he may follow in the gibson tradition of being varsity quarterback and assistant to the president.

KAT said...

as one who is also waiting for a missionary, I know how exciting weekly emails are and how amazing it is how quickly they can change. I know its hard but keep your chin up and he will be back before you know it.

Leah said...

It was cool to read this. Thanks for sharing Zach. I went cabining in the White Mountains once. It's sooo gorgeous up there!

Myke said...

Good ol' Jed. I feel like we're old friends now.

Noemi said...

ilovedthis! YAY JED!