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Moroni and the Mechanic
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“Moroni and the Mechanic,” Liahona, January 2018

Moroni and the Mechanic

“And a little child shall lead them” (2 Nephi 30:12).

Liahona Magazines, 2018/01 Jan

Many years ago, our family was driving home to São Paulo, Brazil, after visiting relatives. Just as we drove up a steep road, our car broke down.

We tried to restart the car for several minutes. But it wouldn’t start. Car after car passed us. No one stopped to help.

Finally I told my family that we should pray. My six-year-old son, Moroni, said, “Don’t worry, Daddy. I already prayed.”

“What did you pray for?” I asked.

“I prayed to Heavenly Father that the right person would come by to help us,” he said.

Soon two bright lights appeared behind our car. It was a tow truck. The driver was a mechanic.

“You’re very lucky,” he said. “I finished my work for the day and was heading home.”

He fixed our car. Then he followed us to make sure we got home safely.

I asked Moroni if he knew how special this experience was. “Of course,” he said. “Heavenly Father heard my prayer. So now I have my own testimony! I don’t have to borrow it from you anymore, Dad.” My heart was touched by Moroni’s faithful example.

Moroni is grown now, but I still remember his good example from when he was small. Even as a child, you can be an example to your family and friends.