May 4, 2015
Elder R. was going to take his nightly shower. As he was stepping into the shower, he noticed his foot was turning black on the underneath side. In his sudden panic he didn’t think about the soccer accident of a few weeks ago. He was just concerned that his foot was going to die and fall off.
He grabbed Elder O., called us, and headed to the hospital. Looking very much a missionary, he opened the doors of the hospital to go inside. The waiting room was filled with people waiting to see a doctor. Immediately the Elders were spotted by a young father holding a sick baby. He rushed up to them and said, “I’m so glad you have arrived. I have been praying for you. My baby is sick and needs a priesthood blessing.”
It always amazes me how Heavenly Father puts people together and acts on sincere faithful prayers. The baby received a blessing and Elder R. spent a night in the hospital on IV. His toe that he had smashed during his soccer game had turned into an infection. Within days he was back out going at full power. But more importantly, a father and baby had been cared for on that night in the hospital.