Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Blessings come from service, fasting and prayer
During their Central States Mission in 1953, George and Cora Rowley learned that their daughter, Shirley, had been diagnosed with bone cancer.The couple wanted to return home to be with her.
One night, George had a dream they were in a beautiful chapel and were about to leave but when they got to the door, they saw that they would have to go out into the pouring, mudding rain. George felt that they should stay in the mission field. Cora agreed.
Family and friends fasted and prayed. Shirley received a priesthood blessing. After surgery, she became totally cancer free.
A question came back with the biopsy report: "When did this patient die?"
She did not.
In fact, I saw her a few weekends ago. It's been almost 60 years.