Elder Cowley

When Elder Matthew Cowley was a mission president among the Maori people of New Zealand, he had the following experience one Sunday when a father brought a nine-month-old baby forward to him, requesting that he be given a name and a blessing:

“I said, ‘All right, what’s the name?’ So he told me the name, and I was just going to start when he said, ‘By the way, give him his vision when you give him a name. He was born blind.’ It shocked me, but then I said to myself, why not? Christ said to his disciples when he left them, ‘Greater things than I have done shall you do.’

I had faith in that father’s faith. After I gave that child its name, I finally got around to giving it its vision. That boy is about twelve years old now. …