Snow fell as Dominic Still walked down a dark road on a cold winter night. Earlier that night, he decided he wanted to end his life.
An hour and a half into his walk, a truck passed, slammed on the brakes and reversed.
“Hey, are you doing OK?” the driver asked. “Do you need a ride anywhere? Because there’s nothing going that way. Everything is back that way.”
Still turned around and walked home.
Narrating this experience in a video published on the Church’s YouTube channel on Thursday, Jan. 28, Still said the driver’s inspired words helped him realize his path was heading toward darkness.
Over the next few days and weeks, he disconnected from technology, spent time studying the scriptures, prayed to know the truth of the gospel and felt the peace he had been desperately searching for.
Elder and Sister Rasband invited Still — who was present in the audience with his wife — to answer a question from a young adult named Harry who wanted to leave the Church and asked for a reason to stay.
“I remember being in a spot where I had nothing,” Still said. “I have everything now. I have joy.” He encouraged Harry to study James 1:5 and told him God would give him the reasons and answers he needs. “He has already given you one of the biggest reasons to stay — and that’s Christ, His Son.”