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January 18, 2022

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Charles DefranchiJuly 29, 2020

Dearest Maurine, An avalanch of challenges beset me over the last four years, including health and family-related ones. I felt pretty much like you and Darlene in recent times, wondering whether God did not let me down, and whether all this was going to end with my passing away. I therefore bless the Lord for "stumbling" into your article that revives my confidence that He cares and just expects me to be patient and carry on. Thanks and many blessings to you and Scot, my special friends, for your example of faith and service.

Glenda R PeckhamJuly 27, 2020

This story is so good that I even read it to my husband so he could enjoy it. It is so faith-promoting. How quickly we can forget the good that comes from God when we are having hard times! This is a wonderful reminder of His love and His mercy as He watches out for us through our good and our bad times.

ChrisJuly 26, 2020

Such a faith promoting story of paying it forward. God bless my dear friends; the Proctors.

AlasterJuly 24, 2020

The Lord will answer us in His own time and in His own way. We must have patient and faith in His Omniscience. I needed to read this story. Thank you. Godspeed all.

Bob PowelsonJuly 23, 2020

What goes around comes around, being helpful and generous is very re-warding in ways we could never suspect. My wife and I as newly weds bought a shack on an acreage 9 miles from town. Our closest neighbors were Jehova's Witnesses but wonderful, kindly people. They helped us to make our "shack" livable and many other things. We gave them a van that to help them get around. Their religion does not celibrate Christmas and about three years later our small Branch was having a Christmas pageant and our five year old daughter was Mary, but we needed a baby Jesus. Our friend "loaned" us a baby for the pageant. The friendship lasted a very long time, God has his ways of helping making use want to help each other. Besides it feels so good when you are doing so.

Kathleen ZamorJuly 23, 2020

What a wonderful story. I was glad there was an epilog, but I had hoped it would include an explanation about why "Darlene's" first husband had removed almost all the furniture from the home! I was aghast when I read that part of the tale. Did he suffer any consequences from his selfish actions? I am glad that the three named principals in this story--Maurine, Scot, and Darlene--had such powerful and uplifting experiences but can't help but wonder about this unnamed father of 10.

Candace BarrowsJuly 22, 2020

This article gave me such hope that the Lord does hear me. I need to be patient and trust in Him!

Bonnie McMillanJuly 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story emphasizing the miraculous means the Lord uses to bless us and deliver us. Your ability to write down these tender mercies in such beautiful detail constantly amazes me!

Natasha PalaganoJuly 21, 2020

I could not have read a better story for my life right now. So beautiful. The Lord is a beautiful God endowed with absolute knowledge and wisdom. This story teaches to not let our minds get in the way by thinking we can predict the future. We never know the blessings that await us.....

H NorthJuly 21, 2020

We also once donated a car to a needy family in our ward. We were surprised when the wife sold it for drugs.

Donald HoffmanJuly 21, 2020

great story..loved it/1

AnonymousJuly 21, 2020

I thought this was a wonderful message to share with all of us! I had never known before this that Scot was your second marriage and that you brought several children to that marriage. I thought it was very brave of you to share that detail. You are such a ideal couple and have blessed so many lives with your wisdom and gift of writing!

vickieJuly 21, 2020

this was a wonderful story.....i have had so many instances where this happened to me and my husband and to my own children...my grandchildren as well....i thank the Lord for blessing all of us...

Nancy FranceJuly 21, 2020

Thank you Maureen for this story. Both my husband and I had tears reading it together.

Robin ScottJuly 21, 2020

Definitely had a hard time reading this article, due to the tears, happy tears, in my eyes. Thank you for this awe inspiring story, it has uplifted my Spirit and thus blessed my day. And as I’ve been house bound since early March I needed to see the Lord’s hand in all of this craziness. Sincerely, thank you.

ShaunaJuly 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing this--what an amazing story of God's hand in our lives. And I loved the point about "stewardship" of the car. A good lesson for me to remember that everything I have comes from the Lord

HelenJuly 21, 2020

I am now reassessing my blessings and perceived scarcity in the light of your experience. It os already changing my heart and my life. Thank you.

LoisJuly 21, 2020

What an inspiring story. To be able to see the promises made and fulfilled by the hand of the Lord and all that occurred to bring this about ! Yes God is in control and we must just learn to trust and rely upon him! Thank you for sharing this amazing story

Ann-MarieJuly 21, 2020

Thanks for recounting a story with so many excellent lessons and for your faithful examples of seeking and living His will.

Robert W CowartJuly 21, 2020

Thanks for the story Maurine and more fuel for my spiritual gas tank. Scot proved when he asked for someone to help that that is one of the most effective prayers anyone can ask. President Eyring learned that from his dad. I have often wondered how closely Scot and I are related. My maternal grandmother was a Proctor from Georgia. Keep up the good work guys.

LisaJuly 21, 2020

What a beautiful story that brought tears. You and Scot are such beautiful story tellers and you also tell the best stories in the come follow me podcasts. Thank you for sharing.

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