The Wrong Phone Call That Brought Me Back to the Church

by | Apr. 21, 2016

Mormon Life

A phone call to the wrong number actually turned out to be exactly what one inactive family needed to hear to bring them back to the Church.

My wife and I had drifted from the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Church early in our adult lives. One afternoon the full-time missionaries stopped by our home to be sure we knew that a new ward had been formed in our area closer to our home. They invited us to attend church on Sunday.

In looking back on my life I realized that many of the problems I had experienced could have been avoided if I had stayed faithful to my covenants. I needed the Savior and the Church and began to turn my life around. I shared with my wife that I felt strongly we needed to return to church, but she was not ready. I accepted her response because I did not want a quarrel.

The missionaries continued to stop by regularly and invite us to church. Although my wife was reluctant, I prayed silently, asking Heavenly Father for His help. A short time later on a Saturday afternoon the phone rang.

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