They Brought "Something" With Them
By Deborah Barlett
We were introduced to the church through our son,
(aged 7). We had been friends for years of a Mormon family and our
sons played together all the time.
When they were 7, they started sleeping at each
others houses. We all knew his friend went to church on Sundays, so
after a Saturday night sleepover, he would get ready and go to
It was not long before our son asked if he could
do the same. We let him for a few weeks and the decided that we
should go along and see what he was up to.
We knew that the moment we stepped through the
door that things would not be the same with our friends, so we did
not make the decision lightly.
However, we enjoyed the first visit, and continued
to go. It was not long before the missionaries called and gave us
our lessons. When they were in our home, it seemed as they brought
something with them, and when they left it's glow slowly but surely
disappeared until the next time they visited. It was a pleasure to
have them in our home.
But learning with them and reading the Book of
Mormon opened up a comprehension I did not have before. I knew that
what I was learning was the truth, it was as though I already knew
it, but the knowledge has been closed to me and the missionaries and
church members were helping me to open the door, and little by
little the light began to filter in.
We were baptized in May this year, and my husband
was proud to baptize our son, when he turned 8. Our lives have
changed in many ways, and stayed the same in many.
I do know that this is the truth. The glow that
the missionaries once brought to our home, is here now all the time.
The things that have changed, are difficult to measure, you can not
see them, you can not touch them, but these are things that I now
know I now would never want to be without.