This week’s story of serendipity is for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While all are welcome to read it, it only seems miraculous if you believe the Church is led by prophecy and revelation.
Christopher Burton, a member of the Church living in Utah, related a story of serendipity and DNA.
More than 20 years after I returned home from serving in the Michigan Lansing Mission, my neighbor invited me to take a DNA test offered by the family history company he worked for. I had been adopted and had no idea of my biological ancestry. As far as I knew, my children were the only blood relatives I had ever seen, so the invitation appealed to me.
Read his story on pages 70-72 of the January 2015 Ensign (a publication for members of the Church).
If you don’t have a printed copy, download a PDF here. (25.2 MB)
1. Christopher Burton, “Why Michigan?” Ensign, January 2015, 70-2.
The pull quote image is taken from the same source.