Today I shared a personal experience in the Relief Society lesson I taught about seeking the Spirit of the Lord and following his promptings. In May of 1980, my son Steve was a year old and daughter Carol was two. I was busy cleaning the house and they were playing in the backyard. They had been playing in the mud and came to the sliding glass door wanting to come in. I told them, I would get them cleaned up when I finished vacuuming. It seemed like just a few moments later that Carol came to the sliding back door again and said, “Mommy, DeDe (Stevie).” My first thought was “I just told you I would clean you up when I was finished.“ But, immediately the thought came to my mind very clearly, “Go now”! When I got to the sliding glass door, I could see Steve’s lifeless body in the spa. I rushed into the spa and pulled his body out. I prayed to Heavenly Father for help. I had never had classes or training in CPR. He didn’t respond right at first when I breathed air into him, but I continued to follow the promptings of the Spirit of what to do until he vomited, and began to breathe again. My life has been blessed when I have listened to the promptings of the Holy Ghost.
Sister Terry Sparti Martin
1980 Carol & Stevie- Perhaps Carol used this chair to climb over and open the gate from the inside
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|Elder Hamilton and Elder Martin|
|Sister Martin and Sister Thomas on our sunset walk at Asan Beach|