Once upon a time i used to do this -
I loved my job. It wasn’t always easy, in fact there were days when i wondered why i did it. I have been involved in two cardiac arrests in a lift, one successful and one unfortunately wasn’t. Having a human being come back to life under your hands is beyond words and more than i can explain, but i was so grateful that day that that man did not die. I met him again a few weeks later when he came back for more treatment. I didn’t recognise him, of course but i recognised his wife. I remember her face when i told her that we had been able to get her husband’s heart back into rhythm and the Dr’s had taken him into surgery and they would be with her as soon as they could, i will always remember her face. I never prayed so hard in my life but that day my heart was filled with one constant plea, ‘please God don’t let this man die, not this one, not today’. At that moment another nurse from the cardiac unit just happened to be passing, together with two paramedics and then a host of others that man lived. He lived because it wasn’t his time to die. I helped save lives.
Now i do this -
I am a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In fact i teach people how to do family history. In fact it is more than that, i teach missionaries to teach people how to do their family history research. It is part time and i serve from home and i love it. Two years ago when i was most broken physically and mentally i knew that God was calling me on a mission. From the age of 18 i have researched and put together my own family history, with the help of my sister Carole. When the call came i was prepared. I wasn’t prepared for a few days or months but the Lord had been preparing me for years and years.
My mission is to help people to find individuals, to put them together as families and to take those names to the temple of the Lord to do vicarious work for the dead. Why? Because no one can be saved without faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and baptism and we give those who have died the opportunity to receive those ordinances necessary to allow them to live in His kingdom with Him and their families forever. Note we give them the choice to accept, but when we pass through this life into the next one we understand more and we are less tempted by things of this world, acceptance is easier. I continue to help save lives.
We a creating ties so that those that went before us are not forgotten but are connected to those who are here and those who are yet to come. I hope you will take the time to watch the very short video.