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The testimony of a missionary, by Connie (CEO of ComPortOne)

The following event took place in a ward in Salt Lake City in 1974.  It occurred during a sacrament meeting and was told to me by a Regional Representative of the Twelve who was in the meeting.  A young man, just before leaving on his mission stood in sacrament meeting and bore in essence the following testimony.

Brothers and sisters, as you know, during the past two weeks I have been waiting for my mission call to arrive.  During the time I was waiting, I had a dream.  I knew it was not an ordinary dream.  I dreamed I was in the pre-existence and awaiting my call to come to earth.  I was filled with the saem anticipation and excitement that I had before I received my mission call.  In my dream, I was talking to a friend, and I felt a special closeness to him, even though I have never met him in this life.  As we talked, a messenger came and gave me a letter.  I knew it was my call to go to earth.  In great excitement, my friend and I opened the letter.  I gave it to him and asked him to read it aloud.  It said: “You have been called to earth in a special time and to a special land.  You will be born into the true Church and you will have the priesthood of God in your home.  You will be born into a land of plenty, in a land of freedom..  You will go to earth in the United States of America.”

My friend and I rejoiced as we read my call, and while we were rejoicing, the messenger returned.  This time he had a letter for my friend.  We knew it was his call to earth.  My friend gave me the letter to read aloud.  His letter said: ‘You have been called to go to the earth in circumstances of poverty and strife.  You will not be raised in the true Church.  Many hardships will attend your life.  Your land will be fraught with political and social difficulties which will hinder the work of the Lord.  You will be born in Costa Rica.”

We wept, my friend and I, as we read his call.  My friend looked at me with tears in his eyes, and said, “When we are down on earth, you in your choice land and me in Costa Rica, please come and find me!”  Then this young missionary, with tears in his eyes, said, “Brothers and Sisters, I have received my mission call.  I have been called to Costa Rica.”

There is a sequel to this story.  About a year after the sacrament meeting, the bishop of the ward received a letter from the missionary in Costa Rica.  The letter had one sheet of paper in it and on that sheet, written in capital letters, were just four words.  It read, “I FOUND MY FRIEND.”

Oh, how I would love to meet that missionary.  Connie, CEO of ComPortOne.

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