Sunday, July 6, 2008

My July Miracle

I wanted to share with you a special miracle that happened today, Fast Sunday, July 6th, 2008.

Sis. Hill bore her testimony about this miracle and it was added upon.

To explain: During interviews this last three weeks, Sis. Hill has visited with each companionship and used the three questions asked by Elder Rasband in his April Conference talk, Sat. morning session, called "Special Experiences." He said, "Brothers and sisters, think of the special experiences you have been blessed with in your life that have given you conviction and joy in your heart. Remember when you first knew that Joseph Smith was God's prophet of the Restoration? Remember when you accepted Moroni's challenge and knew that the Book of Mormon was indeed another testament of Jesus Christ? Remember when you received an answer to fervent prayer and realized that your Heavenly Father knows and loves you personally? As you contemplate such special experiences, don't they give you a sense of gratitude and resolve to go forward with renewed faith and determination?"

So this morning during Relief Society testimonies, Sis. Hill shared with us how she was prompted to use this talk. Her faithful Visiting Teachers taught her this lesson in May. She had been searching for the right thing to do during the next transfer interviews, and this was like a revelation to her. So, in her testimony, she thanked her Visiting Teachers for being faithful and helping answer her prayers.

Then one of her Visiting Teachers stood up and told us the "rest of the story." When she had been searching for which Conference talk to share with Sis. Hill in May, she couldn't decide which one would be best. Then the Spirit directed her to this talk, and she felt really good about it, and so this is the one they presented. She did not know that it would be used with 170 missionaries!!

I was amazed but not surprised at the sisters who followed the Lord's guidance and what a wonderful result came from it. I know I was very touched during the interview Dad & I had with Sis. Hill when we shared our answers to these "rememberings." And Sis. Hill said she had an incredible time listening to all the missionaries share their wonderful stories.

This is such a powerful demonstration of following the guidance of the Spirit. I know that this is God's work and he is with us as we do it.

In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Love, Mom

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