I count it a blessing that I am witness to so many miracles of God while here serving Him. One that is repeated over and over again is when He helps one of His missionaries “blossom like a rose.” Within the last couple months 2 of our sister missionaries have stood out in this area to me. Both could not even look you in the eye comfortably, let alone carry on a conversation with you. At our testimony meeting the first day of the mission, they could barely stand and speak audibly. As I was out among them this week, I was between a delighted smile and shedding a tear as I watched one now as a senior companion conversing with priesthood leaders and investigators alike with boldness and confidence. Another looks everyone in the eye and greets them with a beautiful welcoming smile and warm handshake, and this is after just months of being in the field. I marvel at God’s handiwork, we being the most glorious of it all!
This is why you send out your child and he returns to you a man! When, through the power of the atonement, the Lord makes our weak things strong, isn’t that a miracle?