Yesterday, we took two ladies on a tour. "Clara" was not a member of the church, and "Kristi" was a less active member. (names changed) They had been friends since they were children. We began the tour in the Tabernacle explaining the purpose of it's dome shaped roof and how important it was that we listen to a living prophet to give us direction. They were amazed by the organ, as everyone is, but didn't ask many questions about anything else. We next went to the Assembly Hall where we discussed how much dedication it took to build the benches and pillars. Although church services did not actually take place in the Assembly Hall, we explained what happens in our church services. Kristi brought up that she remembered attending Primary class (Sunday school for the children) and that her favorite song was "I Am A Child Of God." At first Sister Evangelista and I were planning to take them to the model of the temple, but the spirit prompted us in another direction, to the God's Plan exhibit. At this point in the tour, we were having a difficult time figuring out their concerns or needs. Our conversation and tour was kind of "all over the place."We got to the "God's Plan" door to find a group already in one room and another group waiting to go in with other sisters. So, we went downstairs so they could use the restroom. I was so glad on the timing of everything because when we went back upstairs the first thing Kristi said was, "Now I have that song stuck in my head." (Referring to 'I am A Child Of God.') I pulled up the lyrics on my ipad and gave it to her to show Clara. Kristi started singing the first verse. The spirit beamed in the room and I knew our tour was going to end the way the Lord would have it end.
Sister Mikeila Aquino
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