The 21st of December 2006 was a day the Elders in
The next day the missionaries went to the hospital to see the boy. They learned his name was Sandile. He did not look good. The nurses told the missionaries that Sandile was lucky to have survived the accident and may have permanent brain injuries. The driver began to cry as he heard this. The boy’s father comforted the missionary. The Elder asked the father if the missionaries could give Sandile a priesthood blessing. After explaining the purpose of priesthood blessings, they asked the father who he would like to be the voice of the blessing. The father chose the Elder who had been driving the car.
The Elder reported that during the blessing he felt the calming influence of the Spirit and was impressed to bless Sandile that he would be completely healed. As the missionaries left the hospital the other Elders reported that they had felt the same confirming impression.
The missionaries visited Sandile on Christmas Day and gave him some small Christmas gifts. They continued to visit him over the next few weeks. At the beginning of February Sandile was released from the hospital completely healed.
Some months later Sandile and his
family began to be taught the gospel by the missionaries in