Typhoons and Trials
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    “Typhoons and Trials,” Liahona, July 2005, 37

    Typhoons and Trials

    In our family there are only three of us, my younger brother, my mother, and me. My brother and I decided to prepare ourselves to go on missions. We had to save our money because my mom did not have any money to help us.

    A lot of trials came to us. One day a typhoon in our province caused a big coconut tree to fall down on our house, and our small house was destroyed. My brother and I used the money we had saved for our missions to rebuild our house. We had to start saving our money again.

    A few months later I contracted malaria. I had to go to the hospital, so my mission money had to be spent again.

    Discouraged about saving for a mission, I prayed to God and fasted to overcome the trial. Then our Father in Heaven helped me, and I was able to earn the money I needed.

    One of my favorite scriptures is a simple verse: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (3 Ne. 13:33). That verse is very encouraging to me. I have overcome trials and challenges in my life because of my faith and desire to go on a mission.

    My brother and I are both serving missions now. I know God helps His children if we do His will.

    • Percival Tommy is a member of the Roxas Branch, Puerto Princesa Philippines District.