Monday, September 21, 2009

Kay's Conversion

A Mormon ad came on TV and Kay saw that the Book of Mormon was called “Another Testament of Jesus Christ”. She was very interested and called the 800 number, which told her to call a 888 number so she gave up feeling she wouldn’t get anywhere. Instead, she prayed that she would get a Book of Mormon. A few weeks later, two White missionaries wandered into her yard (She lives in the bottom of a small valley where a few hills meet with several houses around her). The missionaries called in and visited with her about the Restoration and Joseph Smith. They came two times and she asked about the TV offer and they ignored her request or perhaps didn’t understand it. She didn’t answer when they came again, since she still didn’t have a Book of Mormon.

She prayed again that if the elders’ message was true that they or two other missionaries would visit her. They did not need to be the same two, but they would have to tell the same story. About 3 weeks later, Elder Guy and Elder Green came down to her house while she was sitting on the porch. She smiled to herself knowing they were an answer to her prayer. She didn’t tell them, however. Kay is very shy. They told her to pray to see if the things they were teaching were true. She already knew it was. She had read the Bible and felt there were parts missing. They invited her to church and she didn’t show up 5 times. At this time the church meetings were held in the Botanical Gardens. Satan was working hard on her. They finally gave her a Book of Mormon to read. She had failed to ask for one, even though she wanted it. They continued to drop by and lime (casual conversation) about the church. They asked if they came and walked to church with her, would she go. She said she would. That night she had a dream about dressing in white for church, but everything started getting darker and darker and she couldn’t see. She knew it was Satan. Two White people from a church close to her told her not to listen to the two White boys as Whites weren’t to be trusted. Yet, the missionaries told her to pray about the things they were teaching and to ask God if they were true or not. She decided to listen to the two White boys. She and her children were ready for church before the missionaries arrived. They attended three times. She just wasn’t comfortable with a baptism date until finally it fell almost on her birthday. She knew that was the right time because Heavenly Father had given her a special day for it. She and her daughters Janelle, Antonia, Nikita, and Natalie were baptized on July 19 and confirmed on her birthday July 20th. Her wedding anniversary is the 21st. These are now three special days in her life.

Her husband, Ian, stood in Sunday School a few months ago and said he knew the church was true, but he is yet to be baptized. He has promised to come to our last Sunday here in Tobago when we speak. He loves the missionaries because they care for his family. Someday, we hope they will be an eternal family.


Kim said...

Love this story. Hope you share many more like it when we see you NEXT WEEK!

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