The purpose of the prayer breakfast is “to provide a safe place to be inspired to pray for our leaders and to consider the love and relevance of Jesus” (www.nslpb.ca). At the Cunard Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, over 430 guests were recently welcomed to the 38th Provincial Leadership Prayer Breakfast for a time of prayer and reflection. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated on the steering committee and as entertainers for the event. The Dartmouth Nova Scotia Stake presidency and area public affairs directors attended the event.
Three missionary stories explore the heavenly blessings of taking time to stop and interact with strangers.
“The blessing I gave that sounded ‘like a goodbye’ really was—a goodbye to his old life and a renewal of his new life as a follower of Christ.”
“When the new stake was announced, I felt the Spirit witness to my heart that it was an inspired change.” Sister Janae Hubbard
“I knew that God is aware of me and would bless me at a time when I needed comfort the most.”
Something happened in the process of working together that bound us as a group.
In tears, I asked God why He had forsaken me? Why He had forgotten me?
It all started with an invitation to be our friend that resulted in one more person seeing the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
How do we create goals to truly experience the change of heart that will help us change our lives?
I heard a voice speaking to me telling me to help my great grandmother to get baptized.
“What my friend loved the most was seeing the power of women working together to accomplish something good for the community.”
“…I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.” (Doctrine & Covenants 8:2)
In nine weeks, my mother, sister, husband and I all found our own testimonies, each in completely different ways
“There were 50 monks there and they conﬁrmed that they do take care of children.”
“Before leaving, he put his hand on my shoulder, looked me in the eyes and said ‘Sister, Heavenly Father loves you and I leave you all my blessings.’ Then he left.”
“I remember the feeling of peace that came over me as Peter and I sat in a ‘quiet room’ waiting for the surgeon to finish.”
“I was a daughter, a friend, and a sister. But who was I to myself?”
“The woman then asked me, ‘Do you think cats have souls?’ I pray for missionary opportunities and for the courage to know how to act on them,” he said. “Here was a missionary opportunity delivered right onto my lap.”
'Through all of this, I have really learned how to pray, I mean really pray; to cry in pain and ask for help, to beg Him, in that moment, to please share the load that only He and I know.'
Life lessons learned by a young girl build a pathway for the future.
“By 6:00 p.m. they had not returned, and it was now dark and stormy. I became terrified.”
The best part of today was giving away the Book of Mormon