Today's example of service is all about when I got to see someone else do service to someone else. Someone elser? Someone else else? Else2?
I'm not the world's greatest home teacher. Closer to the world's worst. But I got lucky and got a companion that was much more on top of it. And we got this family that I really connected with. The dad was suffering from a number of illnesses and diagnosis, including chronic fatigue. He almost never got to go to church, even though his family did. As a result we pretty much had a standing appointment each week to take him the sacrament.
His son and mine became friends, and they enjoy playing Yu-Gi-Oh and speed cup stacking together.
Then, because there are a lot of move-ins and move-outs, our home teaching lists got shuffled. I was really nervous, because I was afraid that his family would end up with a home teacher like I'd always been. Someone who never goes, never helps, doesn't care much.
I talked with our Elder's Quorum President to see if we could get it shuffled back, but before all that could happen, their new home teacher got a hold of me and asked about them, and came to pick up the sacrament trays so they could carry on.
It felt really good to know that they were in good hands. I've seen him a couple of times at church since then, and I still keep in touch as well.
Taggin' Other Bloggers!
Here's where I'm going with all these posts. I've been thinking a lot about service lately. I'm not sure why, but it's been on my mind. So, I'd like to start a Meme up. I'd like to hear your stories. When you get tagged:
- Tell a story of when had service done to you
- Tell about a time when you did some service
- Tell us about when you saw someone do some service to yet another person
You don't have to do it all in different posts, like I did. Do it in your own style. Here are the first five I'm gonna tag:
- Mormon Foodie (Maybe talk about service and food?)
- S'mee at Knot in the String
- Sparky at 3 Left Turns
- Is This Mike On?
- The Black Mormon Girl
Remember, when you get tagged, if you decide you want to play along, write up your story and then tag a few other bloggers and see what happens!