I felt this spiritual experience was a personal warning—a wake-up call for me to be wary of the wiles and cunning deceit of the adversary.
When facing tough times in my family, I have always used the words, “Stay the course.”
“You should go talk to a mental health counselor.”
“Then, it was like turning on the light in a dark room. Suddenly I was standing in the light. THERE WAS NO PAIN!”
“I see how the Lord was placing me in every way for a reason. I never once lost my faith or questioned the course God placed me on.”
'We’ll never know, in mortality, what the likes of many endured. But, we can bow our heads and give them some respect, some sympathy, our thanks, our commitment to never forget!'
“Ministering To Our Father’s Children” is a series of articles compiling selected journal excerpts of Brother Christensen, who has travelled to many parts of the world providing charitable service to the poorest of our Heavenly Father's children, many living under the most severe of conditions. Experiences he describes [without editing] have been organized into collections that demonstrate Christ-like attributes or qualities shown by these wonderful people.
“He paid the tithing and a miracle happened.”
“We weren’t sure if any of the Church buildings would survive because they are wood structures built on stilts. By 4 o’clock, all 11 missionaries had gathered in the school. It was Friday, the 13th.”
I followed the Spirit all day, not smoking, then I put the children to bed. I never had a desire to smoke after that. At night, during my prayer the Spirit said, “Now you can go to Church!”
Mormon Missionaries Changing Lives; Members Sharing the Blessings
Upon arrival in Canada, they had asked a man if this were a good country and he said, “It’s a fine country, but you have to have a search warrant to find a dollar.”