Tell Your Mother the Missionaries Are Here

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“Tell Your Mother the Missionaries Are Here,” New Era, Dec. 2014, 47

“Tell Your Mother the Missionaries Are Here”

Jean D., France

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It was preparation day on my mission in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire, a small country in West Africa.

At about 11 o’clock in the morning, I had the feeling that my companion and I should go out, without really knowing in advance where we would go. I suggested that we go, and he agreed without hesitation. A few minutes later, we were out in the street. We walked as if we were being guided by someone and went straight to a particular residence. I rang the doorbell and a young girl answered the door. I said to her, “Tell your mother the missionaries are here.”

The mother came out to greet us. She was in tears and said, “Three days ago, I prayed and asked God to send me missionaries, and now here you are.”

This mother was able to find peace in her life through hearing the message of the restored gospel. That day, I received the confirmation that God guides His servants.