Monday, May 2, 2016

Week 61 - Flooding...#does this count as swimming?


Well here we are again!

This week’s been great! Lots of service! Monday, we had a crazy storm come through and our parking lot was super full of water! We went over and walked around to help a ton of people out. We got told to just stay in that day, so we hung out with the English elders and emailed and just went around helping hah. Tuesday, we had a crazy exchange and went to help with some golf course service and then went to this one street closer to downtown and went knocking on people's doors just asking if they needed anything. Wednesday, we did the same thing and Thursday and Friday Hahahah and well Saturday Hahahah.  We would go to other areas and ask people if they needed help, then we got a call from someone asking for help and it was a super sweet lady who had her own little like bird pond in her backyard! I also got to meet this super cool guy named Reed, he reminds me a ton of myself before I came out on my mission. While out and about we found 9 Cubans this week and are teaching them in English class! They’re so awesome! We got to see a ton of families from our wards and eat with them and oh my gosh…we got some of the best chicken from this one family hahah. That's pretty much my week in a nutshell…lots of service! hah Thanks for checking in!

Love ya!
~Elder Tidwell

A word from mom...
Tristin shared in an email with me, that he loved helping the people in the community. He said that it felt so good to be able to lend a hand! he also said that it was heartbreaking seeing how much so many people lost. Many homes had 2 - 10 feet of water in them. He said quite a few people didn't have flood insurance and lost everything. He said that witnessing something like that firsthand was surreal.  



Braving the flood waters with the English elders in their big van...


Emailing at the church...so our families know we are safe!!

Service at the golf course...






The Temple...


The work crew ;)

Just taking a break on a park bench....



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2 comments:

  1. Tristin, we thank God you and your co-elders are safe. Continued prayers your way, sweetie. Love ya Grammy

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  2. Oh my goodness!! It reminds me of when Vernonia flooded, but the waters receded faster there. This seems to be much longer before the water goes down. Those poor people, losing everything has got to be devastating for them and my heart goes out to them.....

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