I got a message on my facebook wall this week. It totally made my day. Or week. Or month. Or whatever. I went on a Mormon mission to Recife, Brazil over 5 years ago. I had the opportunity to help this man and his family learn about and join the Mormon church. I haven’t spoken to him in many years. I was so happy to receive this facebook message from him. I love spiritual sparks like this. Totally thrusts me forward. It’s so great to see he’s doing well. It’s true happiness, to see real fruits of your labor like this.
Here it is translated:
Hey Powerful Elder. haha. I’m happy to know that you are well. I’m 2nd counselor in the Cavaleiros Branch in Macae, RJ where I live now. I baptized Debora and we will get sealed in the temple in the next year. Davi is 4 years old and talks a lot. We miss you friend, you were a great help in getting my family and I into Christ’s church. Huge hugs. We’ll send photos of all of us soon. I know that this church is true.
The below pic is his family. His wife did not join the church when I was working with him. But now she is and they will be married in the temple soon. They will have an eternal family. Hearing from him lead me to reaching out to other people I had worked with on the mission. I received special messages from them as well. One was about our age when we were teaching him (early twenties). He ended up going on a mission and sharing the same message with thousands just as we had done with him. That’s cool. Anyway, it was great to hear from some of these folks. I love these spiritual sparks. Usually we have to seek the sparks. But sometimes, God is just so merciful that he’ll surprise you when you least expect it.