"no pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called children of God. It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in Heaven."
With that said, Elder Broulim has RE-Broke his foot and returned home on a medical release last Saturday (July 27). He had surgery Monday morning (July 29). The surgery lasted almost 3 hours and he now has 4 screws in his foot. He WILL NOT BE BRIDGE JUMPING this time around.....and no more thinking he is Michael Jordan on p-day. The doctor said that he will be "non-weight bearing" for 6-8 weeks where he will have physical therapy during this time as well. After a period of time, he will have the opportunity to return to the New Mexico Albuquerque mission.
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers for Elder Broulim!