Latter-day Saint Life

The Incredibly Loud Answer to a Desperate Prayer That Saved a Recovering Drug Addict's Life


It was Aug. 31, 2009, and then 32-year-old Rob Eastman had a gun in his mouth, ready to pull the trigger and end his life. It was at that moment when a vision of his mom and infant daughter popped into his head.

He knew that his daughter would one day like to know him but thought that if he ended his life, she would never have to be embarrassed by him. The thought of his mother reminded him of the God that she believed in.

As one last plea, Eastman decided to pray to his mom’s God asking for a sign, and not the “still small voice” he had learned of as a child. He wanted something loud.

Story by Arianne Brown, Deseret News. Lead image Rob Eastman, from
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