Mark Albright is the president of the Washington DC South mission and shares these missionary stories with Meridian Magazine.  This letter comes from Elder Bryson J. Westover.

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Elder Bryson J. Westover

Hey President!

Things are going great! We see small and big miracles every day! Yesterday in particular we started the day off with a small miracle that gave us a boost to finish the day strong. An investigator that lives in our building, Veena, a short Hindu woman about 60 years old, accidentally threw her keys away the night before while dumping her trash in the large commercial dumpster located in our parking lot.   

It was dark and an ice storm made it cold and miserable outside.   She called the apartment management company and the sanitation company.  When they both refused to help her, she called various friends.   No one was willing to start a night search, especially during the storm. Finally the next morning she called us frantically because she didn’t know what else to do!  Every important key she had was on that one ring with no copies anywhere!  My companion Elder West said, “Sure, we can come help you find your keys!”  

So we dressed up in our dumpster diving outfits and started going through the trash, which was now covered in ice and snow!   We searched high and low and eventually we actually found her missing keys!  Talk about a needle in a haystack!  It sounds like such a small thing, but it was actually so big to her that she started to cry with joy.  We told her that the Lord really does care about us and answer our prayers, sometimes even for what seems to be a small thing!  We continued to teach her the lessons and she is now scheduled to be baptized next week!  Thank you for your prayers. We feel them every day.

Elder Bryson J. Westover