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Elder Gong Shares the Promptings That Prepared Him for His Father's Death

by | Nov. 29, 2018

Mormon Life

In case you haven't heard the exciting news, the prophet and apostles are now using Instagram to share Christ's light and reach members of the Church in new ways.

This week we've been sharing inspiring stories and insights from the apostles' Instagram pages. In September, Elder Gerrit W. Gong shared touching memories surrounding the passing of his father and the promptings that brought him peace:

"Promptings sometimes comfort or prepare us for things Heavenly Father knows are coming.

"Some years ago I awoke one morning with a clear but curious impression: I should use frequent-flier miles to upgrade my parents’ airplane tickets for their visit to our family in Virginia. I had the tickets upgraded, then forgot completely about it.

"During the visit my father was very tired one afternoon but wanted to go with me as I ran errands. Although I thought he should really stay and rest, I happily agreed for us to run the errands together. Somewhere between the laundry and the grocery store, I had a quiet feeling my father would not visit again.

"A few months later I was attending a business conference in Kyoto, Japan, when I received word my father had unexpectedly died. I cried for many days. But as I looked back, I realized I had been lovingly prepared in advance. Earlier small promptings regarding plane tickets and running errands later provided great comfort."

 





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Promptings sometimes comfort or prepare us for things Heavenly Father knows are coming. . Some years ago I awoke one morning with a clear but curious impression: I should use frequent-flier miles to upgrade my parents’ airplane tickets for their visit to our family in Virginia. I had the tickets upgraded, then forgot completely about it. . During the visit my father was very tired one afternoon but wanted to go with me as I ran errands. Although I thought he should really stay and rest, I happily agreed for us to run the errands together. Somewhere between the laundry and the grocery store, I had a quiet feeling my father would not visit again. . A few months later I was attending a business conference in Kyoto, Japan, when I received word my father had unexpectedly died. I cried for many days. But as I looked back, I realized I had been lovingly prepared in advance. Earlier small promptings regarding plane tickets and running errands later provided great comfort.

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