By the Power of the Holy Ghost

26 Nov

Thanksgiving was fun. Our zone got together and had a thanksgiving meal. Some of us were in charge of bringing vegetables, others dessert and others drinks and bread and stuff. And each equipe had to bring it’s own meat. And since turkey is hard to come by and takes ages to cook, Elder Kendall and I bought a roasted chicken! Yum. And we ate a lot.


It was Gryffindor vs Slytherin. I was on Gryffindor team, obviously. AND WE WON!!! At least I think. Because we didn’t really keep score hahaha. But I made two touchdowns and we had a good time. I haven’t played football in a year and so after that I was pretty dang soar the rest of the week.

We had a cool experience, though. We got a call from some random woman saying that she needed spiritual help. Apparently she had talked to the missionaries over a year ago. So she gave us her address and we setup a rendez-vous. Well, we looked in our maps and couldn’t find the street name! We didn’t have time to go by the internet café to look it up either. But Elder Kendall and I had read a story in the Liahona of a sister who had been a tourist in Spain. She had the address of the church so she could attend while there on vacation but she didn’t know when it started. So she prayed to know when to go to church. And–hey–it worked!

So Elder Kendall and I said, if she can do that, then surely we can pray and ask to be led to her house. All we knew was the city name. We had no idea where to go from there. So we got on the tram and went off to the city. That particular city has several tram stops that run through it. We prayed to know which to get off at. I felt we should get off at the second one so we did.

When we got off, the phone rang. It was the lady and her husband to give us directions. Elder Kendall talked to them but didn’t understand a word of what they said! He only caught the name of a street. We found the street but weren’t sure which direction to take. So we prayed and went down one direction. Then,I saw a random road off to the side and not knowing much about what I was doing, decided to go down there. We went down there and–hey–we met the husband and it turned out they lived just a street away!

So we got to teach them and will be seeing them regularly now. They’re an older couple and have a lot of problems but we’re sure the gospel can become a blessing in their lives. They have great faith despite their struggles. She’s bedridden and so the husband does a lot for her. You can tell he really cares about her.

But the experience reminded me of that scripture we know so well:

And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. (Moroni 10:5)

When it says ALL things, it really means ALL things! Even like where to find an address.

We’re so blessed to have the Holy Ghost in our lives who can guide and direct us continually as we obey and keep the commandments of God. It truly is a blessing. And I’m thankful to know about it.

Elder Saul Marquez

1 Comment

Posted by on November 26, 2012 in Mission


One response to “By the Power of the Holy Ghost

  1. Wade

    November 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Hey, Elder Marquez,
    What an awesome story. I’m glad to know that the spirit can be more effective than a GPS.
    Have a great day!
    Wade McGregor


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