Sept. 19, 2017 8:28 p.m.I know of a young man who was called to serve a mission in Puebla. He indicated on his papers to the Brethren that he was ready to go in July. He would have been in Puebla now if the Brethren granted his request, but instead they issued the leaving date for the end of October, an unusual amount of time to wait. The Brethren's decision may have saved the young man's life. I hope the people and missionaries in Puebla will be okay, though I hear at least 100 are dead. It is a year of tragedies.
UT Brit - London, England
Sept. 20, 2017 1:39 p.m.@Egyptian origins
Sorry stories like this in times of such tragedy set me on edge. You are implying that God would (possibly) protect a young missionary while leaving 50 young children and their teachers to be crushed to death in Mexico City when their school collapsed.
"The Lord works in mysterious ways" and all that but you can see the stark contrast here.
Fullypresent - Salt Lake City, UT
Sept. 20, 2017 8:06 p.m.UT Brit-London, England.
You are right. If we say the Lord's hand saved missionaries why didn't the Lord's hand save little babies and children with their whole life ahead of them? Or, why did he take their parents and leave them parent less?
The reality is that disasters happen and many people with suffer and lose loved ones regardless of their religion. If they were meant to live they will live. If not, they won't. There are always stories of miracles associated with these disasters regardless of what religion people belong too. It could have been a school that had just done an earthquake drill and then survived.
Why do some soldiers come home from war and others don't? Some get a miracle and some don't.