Sometimes it’s easy to wonder if God really knows who we are or anything about our lives. Stories like Elder Phung share below continue to testify to me that the Lord is in the details of our lives. Even when we’re alone and in need of help, the Lord can orchestrate exactly what we need. We are children of God and He knows and loves us.
Elder Jay Phung’s Story of Meeting Judith
We saw an amazing miracle this week with a woman named Judith. She’s about 65 and has several health problems. She really needed help with things around her house that her landlord was saying had to get done, but she didn’t have the strength to do. She had seen an ad about missionary service and wanted to get a hold of the missionaries, but when she went back to find the ad she couldn’t find it anywhere! With zero support from her family, she really just didn’t know what she was going to do.
Then a few days before I came to the area, she saw the Elders walking on the sidewalk as she was sitting outside a restaurant and recognized them from the ad! She flagged them down and we were able to go help her, and now we’re teaching her. It’s amazing how the Lord works.
Don’t Tell Me That Was Just Luck
My new companion, Elder Taylor, told me how truly crazy it was they ran into her. They were on the way to go eat out, which they rarely did, and they randomly decided to just walk there, which they also never did, and it just happened that Judith, who seldom leaves her house, was outside one of the restaurants that day.
Don’t tell me all that was just luck. I can truly testify God knows and loves His children. He is not an absent God, He is our Father and He loves each of us.
Finding Judith really built up my testimony of that truth. She is so sweet and even in the past week we’ve grown close with her and had some amazing spiritual discussions. I know without a doubt this gospel will change her life.
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have moved 64 times and have not tired of experiencing this beautiful earth! I love the people, languages, histories/anthropologies, & especially religious cultures of the world. My life long passion is the study & searching out of religious symbolism, specifically related to ancient & modern temples. My husband Anthony and I love our bulldog Stig, adventures, traveling, movies, motorcycling, and time with friends and family.