Hello hello hello!
What a great day! I am 20 years old! Officially no longer a teenager! Some of us would say this is a bad thing (not mentioning any names…) and some would say it is good. Honestly, I don’t know what to think! All I know is that people won’t laugh at me when I tell them I am only 19 anymore! Maybe they will be more likely to listen?
Many many many years ago, the first missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints landed on the docks of Liverpool. When they arrived immediately they saw a sign that proved to be true. It read: “Truth will prevail.” Indeed truth did prevail and those early missionaries saw many many miracles and thousands were converted to the truth. Sometimes I think we forget that miracles like that happen still today. But for those of us who sometimes need a reminder that God’s truth still produces miracles, I want to share a true story that happened here in the Liverpool Stake less than a week ago.
About a month ago two missionaries serving in a nearby ward called Warrington met a man and tried to share the gospel with him. The man said he wasn’t interested, but accepted a mormon.org card from him. That was that. Nothing more was heard of from this man for a month. Well, 4 days ago, this man saw those same two missionaries again (Elder Falke and Elder Olsen). He stopped them and told them that since the time that he got that card he had been researching the church on mormon.org. He told them about all the things he liked and finally told them that he loved the principles the church taught, the truth he read, and the feelings he had. He told them that he knew it was true. Shocked, the missionaries responded and set up a time to see him. The man’s name is Nigel.
Well, the missionaries saw Nigel the next day (3 days ago) and discussed his feelings about the church. He then told them a miracle. He said that he owned a very big business. And that the following day (Saturday) they would be having a convention where workers in that company from all over the UK gather to have trainings and share information. He told them that there would be over 2000 people there. He then told them that he planned on taking some time out of his presentation to this massive crowd to teach them about the restored church and invite them all to meet with missionaries. Excited, these two Elders called and we quickly planned and prayed together as a Zone for Nigel’s invitation to be well-received.
To make a long story shorter, Nigel did teach his company about the church. The result was outstanding. 575 people want to be taught about the gospel and agreed to being taught by missionaries. 575! Is this not a miracle? To make things even better, Nigel will be meeting with the Stake President and the Mission President tonight (Monday) at 8 pm to determine how this will be done. What they are hoping to do is to have another convention in an arena sometime within the next 4 weeks. Every single one of the 575 will come to the arena to be taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Speakers will be selected most likely from the Area Presidency and perhaps within this mission. It will be a special night. Many many lives will be changed!
Now, this is a real life miracle taking place right now. Can any of us doubt that miracles still happen? I can’t! Through all of this, one phrase seems to stand out to me in my mind “Truth will Prevail.”
Love you all!