Shared with permission via Caci Rae Hunter—
Thinking about the 12 missionaries that changed my life back in 2009/2010 in Meridian, Idaho. I WISH I could find you all and personally Thank you for helping me gain a stronger testimony of Heavenly Father, the Savior, Gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-saints.
I remember that it was on a Monday afternoon, at Pier 49 pizza. While I was working making pizza, 12 missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-saints walked in to have lunch. For the previous week my thoughts had been consumed regarding my family. With the economy spiraling downward my dad had to find a job out of state; looking at Utah as a potential new home for our family. Being in my late teens this news was devastating. My worries and thoughts went to my Father, siblings and college. I was feeling stressed, fatigued and sick.
As the Missionaries finished eating their lunch and began walking out I kept having the impression that I should ask for a blessing. As the last two missionaries began to leave their table I walked over and asked for a blessing. I never told them what was going on and the worries I had. They didn’t have any oil between the two of them and so went outside to see if the other 10 had any. When a vial was provided they all 12 re-entered and in the side hallway placed a chair to give me a blessing.
As the 12 Missionaries gathered around me and placed their hands on my head gave me a blessing. From the blessing I knew that there is a God and that the Savior knows what we are going through. The blessing mentioned all of my worries of my family and the stress and sicknesses I was going through. I knew that the missionary giving me the blessing could not have known in such detail without the inspiration and Hand of God.
I just wanted to say Thank you! I have drawn back time and time again on this experience when my faith starts to wavier. I am currently waiting for my mission call. I can’t wait the serve the Lord and His children.
Update from Sister Hunter: She just received her mission call! She’ll be serving in the Indiana Indianapolis Mission, English speaking, and she enters the MTC on July 29th.
Latest posts by LDS Missionaries (see all)
- BYU Grad Accidentally Kills Cancer - Aug 26, 2017
- How Missionaries Get Sick and How to Avoid it - Jun 16, 2017
- LDS missionary finds his own Jr. Jazz jersey while serving in Africa - May 6, 2017