"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." D&C 84:88

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Elder Malpage and Wells get a new stove

Elder Malpage called to let us know that his stove has begun to flip the circuit breakers in their apartment.  The top of the stove has also begun to rust and it is time to replace it with a new one.  They were pleased with the new appliance we brought.  Also, their washing machine has stopped pumping out the water and we had to haul that out to get fixed.

The best part of this story was Elder Malpage’s efforts.  When I unplugged and moved the old stove he went to the sink and retrieved a dishcloth.  He began cleaning the top of the table that was underneath the stove and the wall behind it.  As he cleaned, he even wiped down the picture frame on the wall.  Sister Thomas was shocked.  This was the first time in our 12 months on mission that an Elder did this cleaning of his on volition. In most cases and even with me, Sister Thomas has to ask for the floor or the wall to be cleaned after an appliance is moved. Having said that about Elder Malpage, Elder Wells is no slouch either.  He was there helping as well.

I must say along with Sister Thomas.  “Well done to Sister Malpage and Sister Wells.  Very well done indeed!” 

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