Friday, June 5, 2015

"The Still Small Voice" ~

Elder Williams and Elder Bugg~
I thought today I would share a story written by my son, Sean about an experience my Grandson, Jackson had recently while serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Jackson is currently serving in a rural community in central Nebraska. They cover a wide area of small towns, with homes and farms spread throughout. They do a lot of service for both members and non-members of the LDS church there. Due to the amount of service they drive a pick-up truck.)
One day, this spring Jackson and his companion were out driving on a dirt/gravel road. Jackson's companion, Elder Bugg was behind the wheel. At some point during their journey Elder Bugg felt prompted to put the truck into 4 wheel drive, although he didn't know quite why at the time. They weren't driving too fast, like The Dukes of Hazard, to begin with....however switching to 4 wheel drive did slow down their pace a little. They were proceeding on their journey when at some point they came around a turn in the road. There was a thick tree line on both sides of the road. This turn in the road coupled with the thick trees obscured their view of an oncoming, full speed, train on the opposite side of the tree line. The road crossed the tracks but being a country dirt road there was no warning or gate. The train was not blowing a whistle. They saw the train just in time to make a skidding halt, on gravel, thus avoiding a collision. Now in their minds they have no doubt that angels were watching over them, that god was with them & that prayers for their safety were answered. For had not Elder Bugg received that prompting to shift into 4 wheel drive, their rate of speed and timing could have been such that they were T-boned by that train.
I have no doubt that prayers are answered and that these two young men still have a work to do in Nebraska.
We are so grateful that Elder Bugg heard that still small voice and that they were spared. We know that Angels do watch over the missionaries. 
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singing/granny said...

That is a sweet story. I love how missionaries are watched over and protected. My own son was in a terrible accident on his mission in Texas. But he and his companion were protected from serious injury as had been promised in his patriarchal blessing. I am glad your grandson is OK. Take care and good wishes to you and your family! Melody

Marsha said...

I've learned to pay a lot more attention when I get promptings....even the ones I don't think mean anything. Aren't prayers wonderful...what a wonderful way for us to communicate with our Heavenly Father.

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks for sharing this LeAnn! So glad your grandson and his companion were safe. Angels are around us. xoxo

Mom of 12 said...

I love this story! I do believe prayers of safety every day can help us, especially for the missionaries.

Barb said...

Hi LeAnn~

Thank goodness that Elder Bugg listened to the Spirit, and so happy that, Jackson is doing well on his mission! I love to hear missionary stories that inspire me to do better . . . what a great story, with a good ending! I have felt the need to stop and just be silent lately. I have had a lot of stress about my calling in the past few months, and listening to the Spirit's promptings has been so helpful in making difficult decisions regarding things that needed to be changed. Thank you for sharing, you always inspire me to do better, sweet friend, love you!

Hugs and Love,

Christy Monson said...

Prayers and blessings for missionaries are the best. So glad they are safe. Lots of love

Debbie said...

i think it must be such rewarding work and a wonderful experience. that is one of my all time favorite images!!!!


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