Today I felt like I stepped right into heaven! Just thinking about it makes me very emotional. Forty years ago in South Africa, my companion and I knocked on one last door at the end of a long day. The couple behind that door changed my life forever. Alan and Leigh Chazen loved our message and invited us back, again and again and again. On December 26, 1982 they were baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. None of our lives would ever be the same.
I haven’t been with Leigh in a long long time. She was here today for her granddaughter, Daisy’s baby blessing. Our reunion was sweet. We cried in each others’ arms for a long long time. If I have done no other good thing in my life, knocking on their door was enough. My spirit speaks to hers, always has, always will.
Drew Chazen blessed his sweet little Daisy. Drew and his wife Heidi live here in Utah County now. The blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ have touched all of our lives and continue to do so into this next generation. What a priceless gift!
Forty years ago in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa: