Serendipity, walker for investigator's wife. Sat, Feb 28, 2009.
02/28/2009. Journal entry. I joined a bunch of ward members and the two full time missionaries to help move stuff that was stored in the garage at a member's old house to the garage at their new house.
Among the "stuff" was a walker, the kind elderly people use.
Aha, thought I. This is what our African investigator's wife needs. She uses a cane, and can barely get around, and needs something more.
I asked the owner of the stuff how much he wanted for it, and he said I could just have it. I then told him it was for the investigator's wife.
Later on in the day, I took it over to their house. His wife doesn't speak English. When she saw it and realized it was for her, she threw her hands up in the air, and started singing in her native language. The only word I could make out was "Hallelujah!".
The grand-daugther then went to wake up her grand-father, though I didn't want to bother him because he works nights.
She tried it out walking down the hall-way and back. She kept on singing.
Not having a walker was one of the main reasons she hardly ever left their apartment. Now maybe she can walk to the bus stop. I encouraged the investigator to invite her to come to church so she could thank the couple who donated the walker. Not being able to get around well was one reason she wasn't coming to church.