Missionary Miracles: Stories and Letters from the Field (Bookshelf eBook)
Experience the miracles of missionary work!
As anyone who has ever known a full-time missionary will tell you, there is nothing quite like the e-mails and letters the young men and women send home. There is a spirit in these “epistles” that captures in a unique way the essence of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
This volume brings together letters from missionaries serving in places as far-flung as Madagascar, Russia, South America, South Africa, and the United States. In these letters, the elders and sisters provide vivid descriptions of the cultures in which they are living, the lessons they are learning, and the miraculous experiences they are having. Most important, they share their love of the work as they labor as ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Included are accounts of the Lord’s protecting hand, serving in the aftermath of natural disasters, and dealing with the death of a loved one while in the mission field. Providing an inspirational, realistic look at preaching the gospel, this is a must-read book for all prospective missionaries, their families, teachers, and leaders.
The Lord blesses those who serve Him. Your heart will be filled with the joy of that service when you read Missionary Miracles.
- Published: 2009
- Pages: 138
- Size: 5" x 7"
About the AuthorChris Stewart is a New York Times bestselling author who has published more than a dozen books, has been selected by the Book of the Month Club, and has released titles in multiple languages in seven countries. He has also been a guest editorialist for the Detroit News, among other publications, commenting on matters of military readiness and national security concerns. He is a world-record-setting Air Force pilot (fastest nonstop flight around the world) and president and CEO of The Shipley Group, a nationally recognized consulting and training company.
“The Best Day I’ve Had”
Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission
This last week was truly a great one. Things have been pretty frustrating the last little while, so we had a meeting with the elders in our ward about how we can turn this place around. Our meeting ended with a desperate prayer to our Heavenly Father to help us and guide us to be able to help this ward grow.
I think the next day was the best day I’ve had on my mission so far. We went out to the “end of the world” for a couple of discussions with families there. The first discussion was with a family we’ve been teaching for a few months. The mother has a testimony and wants to be baptized, but the father has been very hard-hearted because of their financial problems and thinks that God has abandoned him. They also have had problems with their marriage due to the financial stress. The father had to go to work for his father—four hours away on foot, in the middle of nowhere. When we got to their home, he had returned from work as a completely different person. He told us that he now trusts God and has faith that God knows what’s best for his family.
After that we went to our next appointment. The husband has already heard the discussions twice and has really changed but always has some excuse not to be baptized. Right now his excuse is that he doesn’t know how to pray correctly, even though he has a testimony and goes to church every week. We gave a lesson about the Savior’s sacrifice and asked him to choose someone to pray for us. He hesitated, and his wife asked him again to choose someone. He turned to us and asked if he could say the prayer. We quickly agreed and bowed our heads before he could change his mind. It was a beautiful prayer. He cried, his wife cried, we cried, everyone hugged, and we left in complete awe of the spirit we had felt.
Well, if that wasn’t enough for one day, we had planned to visit a family who had been taught by some other missionaries but hadn’t yet been baptized. When we got there they were excited to see us. The mother cried as she told us that she had been praying for God to send us to them.
My companion and I couldn’t do a thing after that. We just sat by the edge of a dirt road at the “end of the world” for about thirty minutes and thanked our Heavenly Father for the changes we had seen. Everyone always asks if we ever get homesick—yes, I miss you all, but I feel like the luckiest person in the world to be here and to be able to witness so many miracles, even something as simple as a prayer. Don’t ever doubt it; don’t ever forget it.