Nathan Coleman

Nathan Coleman
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Serving Others

February 5, 2017

Hey everyone!

I hope everyone's week went well! This past week was probably the last time I will get a new companion on my mission. So, that was a fun last experience, but the highlight of the week was definitely when we had a chance to help a refugee from Egypt. So, I will summarize the story. The other Elders are meeting with this man who moved to Korea on a temporary visa not too long ago, but he is out of money and also he doesn't really have a ton of friends who can help him. So anyway, after transfers I started working with him because he doesn't speak Korean and the other two elders are both Korean. So, we had to take him to a place that is pretty far away from where we live to see if he could get some financial aid, but it turns out because of some random rules we can't really do much to help him. So, we kept trying to pull strings and stuff but nothing ended up working and at the end we basically had to just tell him there is nothing we can really do to help you. After we said that instead of being disappointed he was incredibly happy that we had done so much to try to help him. In the end, he was able to find the help he needed for at least a while. But what I learned from this experience is that even if we can do nothing but try to help people, they will be grateful for the effort.

 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:  35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

I know that as we do our best to help the people around us, the person who we are really helping is God. And I know that we will be rewarded for the service that we do with peace and joy in this life and eternal life in the next. I love you all and hope that you have a wonderful week!

Elder Coleman

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