(Source: Meridian Magazine)
Meeting Jaleel* was one of the tender mercies that I was blessed with on my mission. Jaleel is a Muslim from Iraq who had immigrated to America to escape the wars and turmoil in his native country. He had suffered many hardships during the war in Iraq and under the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein, but God watched over him and he was fortunate to obtain asylum in the U.S.
One day Jaleel was at a local Best Buy store in our area, having some problems with how to operate his new smart phone. He was trying to learn how to send text messages and emails when he noticed two young men in white shirts and ties, Elder Forsberg and Elder Brunstad, walking on the sidewalk. Assuming correctly that they could probably help him, he approached the two missionaries to request their assistance in how to send messages. They showed him how to send texts and gave him a brief gospel message together with a pass-along card. About two months later my companion and I received a referral from Church headquarters to visit Jaleel.
*Name changed for privacy
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