Date: September 09, 2021 02:07PM
My Dad was very reserved when it came to his spirituality. He didn't think much of JS, the BoM or church doctrine. Dare I say that he was a goofball who went to church to tell jokes and be silly. He attended to keep peace with my Mom.
So one day, he shared his personal story of losing his car keys during F/T meeting. He went swimming in the river and decided to clip his big set of keys to the belt loop of his cut-off shorts. He wasn't active in the church and most definitely was not wearing garments. After cooling off in the Feather River, he looked around for the keys thinking he had left them near his towel and eyeglasses.
I was with him so for the next hour, I was helping him dive looking for keys underwater. The water is very murky at that particular location. We couldn't find them. So I gave up and started hiking to town in order to use a pay phone. I was going to call my Mom to drive over the spare set of keys. It was going to be a long day because my Mom was busy running errands on a Saturday.
He found the keys after I set off walking down the road. He said that he prayed and had the idea of moving further down the river. He dove and found his keys shimmering in what little light was penetrating the underwater crevasse.
-So after the meeting, several brothers thanked him for sharing his personal experience. One brother was miffed and told him. "Some things are too personal and better off not being shared." I don't think my Dad realized that he had been insulted.
**Does not prove the church is true
**Does not prove that god or anyone answers prayers
And here's the spot where we were swimming that day.https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-121.2825684,3a,75y,90h,83.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWyK2RdEEdU2QxXM1xRQWEQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656