"We had a dinner planned on Sat. night with a less-active member that fell through at the last minute. We went to our back-up plan of some streets we would tract. When we arrived there, it just didn't feel right and so we prayed and we felt like we should go to another street that we had planned to tract earlier in the week but hadn't been able to get to. It was a more wealthy and developed area outside Manassas. We began knocking on the doors and it seemed like everyone we talked to was in a bad mood. Nobody would listen or even give us the time of day. A guy even threatened to call the cops on us which isn't uncommon. After looping down the street, knocking on every door on both sides of the street, we reached the last house. We were prepared for a similar experience as all the other people we talked to but felt like we should do just one more house since it was the last one. A bunch of Asian kids came to the door followed by their mother, who tried to get us to leave. Before closing the door another woman, their grandmother, came forward and started asking about us. The children and mother went back to eating their dinner and the Grandmother, Mimi, quickly invited us in. She sat us down and was so excited to see us. She kept saying "I so happy you come." She proceeded to tell us how
she had been earnestly praying to the Lord just two days ago, to send a sign or someone or something with the path for her to come closer to God and have more truth and direction.
She's from Vietnam and converted from Buddhism to Christianity when she moved to Philadelphia in 1994. She found a Baptist church but just felt that something was missing. She told us of two Mormon missionaries that helped her in Philadelphia with a service project and left a blessing on her family and her home. She saw the results from that blessing and felt happiness and health following their visit. She did not know how to find them though and later found the Baptist church. She then told us how she felt we were an answer to her prayers and proclaimed: "I ready to listen to your message from God." We taught and testified to her of the power of prayer and the Restoration of truth through Joseph Smith. She came to church on Sunday and even dragged her husband who is still Buddhist. She stayed all three hours and loved it. Her husband left after sacrament meeting but she told us after church that it takes just one step at a time to change her husband. She's already trying to convert him! Here's the funny thing, she commented on how we work as missionaries. We were a little confused and asked her more about that. She told us that her and her husband have the movie, "The Best two Years" and absolutely love it. What? How'd they get that? The Lord works in mysterious ways. We were so grateful for the Lord leading us to her home. What a miracle.