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Each day I leave my home with a prayer in my heart to be led by the Holy Ghost and to strive to serve others around me. I am a strong believer in the following scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every a atime which leads to why I believe that we cross paths, connect and meet others for a reason. It's not just happen stance. Our lives are weaved and intertwined for a reason...God knows what each of us need all the time and therefore blesses us and answers our prayers.
DAY 1: On Wednesday afternoon I stopped at a popular restaurant that I frequent often to meet with prospective business clients and partners. I noticed a vehicle with a business logo that I was somewhat familiar with on the back and a Texas license plate which piqued my curiosity. I went inside and made some phone calls and then left to attend other meetings. On my way home for the evening I passed by the restaurant noticing the same vehicle there and I had a feeling to turn around and return there. As I pulled up a man and lady walked out the front door and proceeded to talk outside of the vehicle I had seen with the business logo. I had seen them inside earlier and decided to get out, walk over, introduce myself and ask them for a business card.
Jill, the owner of the car, was slightly stunned but graciously gave me a card and product sample. She and I exchanged business cards and agreed to connect soon to learn more about each other's businesses and to network. The Book of Mormon - GET a FREE COPY!
DAY 2: The next day, Thursday afternoon, I phoned Jill and to my surprise she answered saying, "Christopher, I was just dialing your number, crazy!" I asked her if she was available to meet that afternoon and learn more about my business...she said, SURE, I can meet you in an hour back at the restaurant.
We met and she told me she had just moved to SLC from Houston two or three weeks ago after going through a divorce. She then gave me a brief summary refresher about her business that she was involved in and then I proceeded to tell her about mine. As we were talking she said, "I notice you're wearing a CTR (Choose the Right) ring; I actually just joined the church and got baptized a few months ago." I was now anxious and excited to hear more about her conversion story to the gospel and listened intently as she told me how it came to be.
She explained how a girlfriend had been asking her to come to church in Houston for several years and how the missionaries stopped by asking if they could mow the lawn or serve her family in various ways. Through these series of events being exposed to members she also met a skydive instructor from Utah who gave her a copy of The Book of Mormon and also invited her to church. She told me she loves The Book of Mormon and cannot go to sleep at night without reading from it. (I agree with her...it is my favorite book to read from as well and brings much peace, hope, and understanding.) She also showed me pics of her baptism on her phone and said how happy it made she and her children going to church together.
I was ecstatic as I listened to her story and so I shared with her how I had the feeling to turn around the night before and to meet her. We were both joyed to know Heavenly Father had brought us together in that moment to share testimony of prayer, gratitude, and opportunity.
I finished telling her about my company and she was impressed with her new found knowledge and made the decision to partner with my company and I that afternoon. She explained how all these blessings keep coming to her and she knows she is suppose to be in Utah at this time. She fasted and prayed to move here and opportunities and blessings have been poured out the past 2-3 weeks for her.
I am very happy today as I type this knowing that Heavenly Father does lead and guide us if we ask Him to. My testimony of prayers being answered has been strengthened immensely through this experience I've had. I am joyful looking ahead as I have gained a new friend, business colleague, and most importantly for the strengthening of my faith and testimony knowing another sister's conversion story to the Restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thank you for sharing your experiences with me Jill and may our Heavenly Father continue to lead, guide, and bless you daily...
Here are a few of my favorite verses from: The Book of Mormon - GET a FREE COPY!
2 NEPHI 32: 8-9 PRAY ALWAYS
~ C.J. Poulsen