One of our Elders has suffered from boils most of his mission. He was doing all he could and taking the prescribed medications from the doctor with no relief. He didn't feel like coming to the Zone Leaders Council meeting but felt like he should. He could hardly stand and walked in great pain. He came to the meeting and asked President for a blessing. If your son is a zone or district leader or assistant to the president he would have been involved in that blessing. The words of the blessing were that the boils would "heal rapidly." Within two days this Elder was unaffected by his boils and went about his missionary work. Great are the miracles of God, yet none so great as the conversion of a soul to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I recently have been asking the Elders and Sisters what their favorite thing about their mission is. Hands down the answer is seeing the effects of the gospel and the spirit in the lives of the people they have come to love. One told of a motorcyle gang member he had taught that he remarked, "I was scared of him," yet the gospel has changed this big bad biker dude into a lovable teddy bear. If one wants to witness the miracles of God, one need only get involved in missionary work!