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Short Story- Aug. 23rd, 2020

I thought you might enjoy this one.  Such a remarkable event in my life.

Gordon Carter

Help from the other side of the veil.

Quote from Jeffrey Holland New Era Oct. 1980

In the gospel of Jesus Christ you have help from both sides of the veil and you must never forget
that. When disappointment and discouragement strike—and they will—you remember and never
forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye
can see riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. 2 KNGS. 6:15-17 “15, And when the
servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city
both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master how shall we do?
16. And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 17
And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord
opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and
chariots of fire round about Elisha.” They will always be there, these armies of heaven, in
defense of Abraham’s seed.

When I read this quote I thought of an experience I had in Mexico many years ago. We were on a
humanitarian expedition to Puebla, Mexico, about 3 hours south of Mexico City. We were
working with the local Indians. We were building house for the teacher at a school on La
Malinche, a holy mountain to the Indians. All volunteers were LDS.

About half way during the week, we were contacted that a small Indian village by Puebla had
invited us to dinner at their LDS Chapel. We were delighted to go. They served us a great meal
and had a little entertainment for us. During the meal I asked about the village all being LDS.
This is the story they told me.

Years ago, a family in the village invited our LDS missionaries to come and teach them. While
teaching the family in their home, a neighbor came over very excited and told them that a mob
was coming to kill the missionaries. The missionaries immediately went out the back door and
started to run from the mob that had spears, pitchforks, knives, and clubs. The missionaries ran as
fast as they could but the mob kept gaining on them. The missionaries kept looking over their
shoulders to see how close they were getting. On looking over their shoulder they say the mob
stop and run back to the village. They were safe.

The next day the family sent a messenger to the missionaries to come back and teach them some
more. The missionaries told them they were afraid to come back because of the mob. The
messenger then asked them if they had seen the army with spears, clubs, knives and pitchforks
that the missionaries had run through that was headed for the mob. The army was the reason the
mob stopped and ran back home.

The missionaries taught and baptized the whole village.

Elder Holland is exactly right. We do have help constantly from the other side of the veil.

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