Elder Fleming

Elder Fleming

Monday, November 21, 2016

Miracle Story. 11/21/16

There have been countless miracles on my mission. When I first started my mission, I had a goal while on my mission to find, teach and baptize a family. Although I have tried on my mission, I had felt that my efforts had been in vain. I then realized as I thought back to several of the people I have taught on my mission, that I have found, taught and helped baptize, at least parts, of families.

One family was in my first area. We taught a pregnant mom. Her husband didn't have interest, but she was baptized. I later learned after I had moved that he was starting to accompany her to church.

There was another family I taught in my second area, where the parents were less active, and we taught them and helped the daughter get baptized as well as worked with the parents to come back to church. Although I was not able to make it to her baptism because I had moved, I feel great joy in helping that family come closer to Christ.

The main miracle I want to share was in Gao Xiong. I was with Elder Ward. We worked very hard every day. It was wonderful! After a particularly long week where not many people were willing to talk with us, and after a particularly difficult day, where our hopes were a little dampened, we were approached by the Stake President of the neighboring stake. He asked if we were the San Min Elders. We said we were. He said he had a nephew, a Brother Peng, and he was ready to be baptized that month. We were astonished. It was July 1st. We met with him on the 3rd. He was prepared. I truly believe that through the faith and hard work Elder Ward and I did, Heavenly Father blessed us with a miracle. Brother Peng was baptized on July 30th. It was one of the biggest miracles I've seen on my mission and I was grateful I was able to be a part of it. 

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Elder Fleming