I love the account of Teresa Echo Hawk, wife of Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk. Teresa was not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a youth. One of her first experiences with the Church came when some in her school came to “warn” her that one of her friends, Tammy, was a member of the Church.
Teresa’s friends told her to “watch out,” because Tammy would invite her to meet with the missionaries. Teresa enjoyed spending time with Tammy, so the two continued to be friends. Sure enough, Tammy did invite Teresa to meet with the missionaries—just as Teresa’s friends had said.
As you can probably guess, Teresa accepted the invitation to meet with the missionaries. She gained a testimony of the restored gospel and was later baptized. Her life changed for the better thanks to Tammy’s willingness to live her faith.
Never underestimate the power that comes from you openly living and standing up for your faith. I assure you that you will bless others’ lives for good.