Monday, July 08, 2013
My daughter has known a young man for years. His family is stalwart in a family church in which his family has been preachers and the family entrenched in their traditions. He never wanted to be any more than friends with my daughter because of his family and their background. They talked over the phone and visited each other and struggled in him feeling out of her league. He went off to the Naval Academy. After 2 years of college, they finally began boyfriend and girlfriend status.
Around Mother's Day, he flew out to where we lived & our daughter & her boyfriend drove out of state so she could be closer to him. We all drove part of the way with her to see my husband's parents. While there, my husband's father gave them a heart to heart talk and they left in good spirits. The end of the week, lovely couple went to a Ring Dance to celebrate the young man finishing his junior year. At the Ring Dance, he proposed to our daughter. We were so happy for the two of them. Meanwhile, my husband's father sent the young man his own set of scriptures with his name on them. The young man was very impressed and set to reading the scriptures again. One day he had the words and feelings for what he knew was right in a church. it was all written in those scriptures, he just hadn't noticed it before.
So in just 2 months, he had a testimony. He was baptized by my husband Saturday and received the Holy Ghost Sunday. He wants the good things and realizes he can attain them if he only tries to do his best.