A Miracle in Our Family

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin’s article, “Come What May, and Love It,” in the November 2008 Liahona (p. 26), lent spiritual help to our daughter, who recently went through a difficult ordeal. During her pregnancy, the doctors gave her a grim diagnosis—our grandchild would not survive.

Daily family and personal prayer along with that article gave us hope, and a miracle happened in our family: our grandson was born. He had to stay in the hospital for a while, but a month later the doctors did not confirm the previous diagnosis.

We know that our Heavenly Father lives as does our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. The Resurrection and eternal life with Heavenly Father are a reality.

Gennadji and Tatjana Mitchenko, Russia

Not on Sunday

One day I won a ticket for a football game that would fall on a Sunday. I called my wife and asked her if she would go with me to the game. Instead of answering, she said, “When you get home, read the Liahona.

When I got home I read about a young woman from Brazil who did not attend the World Cup final in France because it was on Sunday (see Suzana Alves de Melo, “Missing the World Cup,” Liahona, June 2007, 37). I felt as though Heavenly Father was telling me, “I know you like football, but Sunday is my day. Do not go.” So I didn’t go to the game. Since then I have continued reading the words of our prophet. This magazine is a compass for our lives. It will strengthen us in this difficult world.

Anderson Carpejane, Brazil

There Is Nothing to Fear

I have shed tears with each issue of the Liahona during the last eight years. I have learned that, like me, there are other people who suffer. But because of our testimonies, which have deep spiritual roots, there is nothing we cannot overcome.

This magazine serves as a special guide in my life, and I know that is why it carries the name Liahona.

Edwin Urrutia, Illinois, USA