Saturday, November 9, 2013

I think maybe I have something to learn about calamaties

So we've been given some time to tell you all that we're safe.
We're in the middle of an interesting day- we've been assigned to go around to the less actives in our area and evaluate the damage to their homes to know how the church can help them. 

I don't know how much you all were keeping up on the news, but yesterday we had a super typhoon- I can't tell you much more because I get my news from random people sitting on the side of the street who heard it from someone else, or from our members who heard it from an even further source. But definitely, there was a baguio yesterday. On Thursday night, we had to come home at 5 for safety. Yesterday, when we woke up, we didn't have power, and it flicked a couple of times through out the day, but mostly, we just didn't have power. The sky was eerily dark, and the wind literally was howling outside. 

Yesterday, we stayed in the house until about 7, when it had calmed down, but we went to check on the members who'd evacuated to the church. It was a truly incredible experience, to really do as Christ would have done- to bring courage and faith to people who couldn't have their own. It seems like everyone's okay now, but last night, I truly felt somehow, Christ was handing us some light and love to give to these people.

The gospel's so true, my dear family and friends. I love you all so much. He's with us every minute. You all know me, that in my life, I fear. But in the face of a super typhoon, in his service, I didn't have to fear. He lifts us and strengthens us and all we really have to do is follow him. Today, I get to help people with their houses, and tomorrow and for the next 13 months, I get to help these people with their homes, here and in heaven. I am incredibly grateful for that blessing.

So much love (and thank you for your  prayers!!)
Sister Josie Tueller


  1. What an amazing letter of faith and commitment! A great way to begin my day! Love, Caryn Houghton

  2. Wow. Thanks for sharing your strength and faith. We are praying for those who are suffering great losses and for the missionaries. Relieved to hear you're okay. Colleen Spring