Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints



My kiddos and I in the visitor's center at the open house
 for the newly renovated Ogden, Utah Temple.


A friend of mine recently told me that she wanted to know what Mormon's believe. She knew that I was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of our friendship on social media. 

I thought a lot about it before answering. There is so much misunderstanding of so many groups of people in our world. My friend was right to come to me and ask if what she had seen on TV about Mormons was true. No, we don't practice polygamy, and I am not expected to be a suppressed housewife, like so many people think. 

So then, what do I believe?

My church is centered in Jesus Christ, as its name would suggest. We lived with our Heavenly Father before we came here to earth. He sent his son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins and provide a way for us to return and live with him again. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for us to be happy, here on earth, and with him in the eternities. I believe that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings who want us to be like them.

Families are key to our eternal happiness. Everything that I do, I do for my family, and I know that I will be able to be with them, not just in this life, but forever.

Our church is structured the same way as Christ’s church was structured anciently, with a prophet, and twelve apostles. In the Bible we read that Christ gave the apostles the priesthood, the power to act in God’s name. When the apostles were killed, the priesthood was taken from the earth.

In the 1830’s, Joseph Smith, then only a fourteen-year-old boy, prayed to know which of the many churches in his day that he should join. Heavenly Father and Jesus appeared to Joseph and told him that none of the churches were true. He later was given the priesthood and instructed to restore the gospel to the earth. He received the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Christ, a book of scripture that is a companion to the Bible.

The Book of Mormon is a source of great peace and comfort in my life. In its pages I have found answers to my prayers, and through reading it I grow closer to my Heavenly Father. Many times I have felt the spirit testify to me that it is true. It brings guidance and peace to me in all areas of my life, and I am so very grateful for the instruction and solace it gives. If you would like to read a copy and find out what it’s all about, I would be glad to send you one.

Not only was Joseph Smith a prophet, but there is also a prophet of God on the earth today. I had the opportunity to listen to him speak in a meeting that was televised, just last week. I know that he is a prophet of God. He is inspired to do the Lord’s work and bring other’s closer to Him.
We have temples on the earth today where families can be sealed together for eternity. I cannot describe to you how I feel when I enter the temple. It is a holy place where I can shut the business and craziness of the world out and feel the peace of Heavenly Father’s love. I love to go to the temple, and I go there often, when I am struggling, and even when I am not. The temple strengthens me and I always bring that peace home to my family. 

I go to church weekly to take the sacrament, learn more about the gospel, serve others, and let others help me teach and train my children. My home ward is a place where I can make friends and receive help if I need it. The church is consistent worldwide, and whenever I travel, I love to find a meetinghouse and attend. I feel at home wherever I go.

My testimony of the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is focused on the love of my family, and my desire for them to be happy. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth, and that, because of His atonement, I can repent of the mistakes that I make, and live with my family forever.

I bear testimony of  The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It makes me who I am, provides eternal perspective, and helps me find happiness.

If you would like to know more about what Mormon's believe, click here, or send me a note!

4 comments:

  1. Rather than sending me to Hell (I was a naughty-naughty boy), God chose to send me a head injury! YeeeHaw, Paw!! Lemme wanna fill-you-up withe avant-gardeness and wisdom necessary to achieve Heaven with ANOTHER dry, succinct commentary of our predestined existence determined by U.S...

    Wanna find-out the fax, Jak, in a wurld fulla the 'power of cowards'? Wanna wiseabove to help a 'Plethora Of Wurdz' [POW!] which are look'n for a new home in thy novelty??

    Q: But [gulp] can anyone tell me the difference between K2 plus IQ? A: Nthn. In Heaven, we gitt'm both for eternity HeeHee Need a few more thots, ideers, wild wurdz (whoa, Nelly! easy, girl) or ironclad iconoclasms?

    VERBUM SAT SAPIENTI: As an ex-writer of the sassy, savvy, schizophenia we all go thro in this lifelong demise, I wanna help U.S. git past the ping-pong-politics, the whorizontal more!ass! we're in (Latin: words to wise).

    "This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty told me in my coma. "Far beyond thy earthly tempest is where you'll find tangible, corpulent eloquence". Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET! any moe curly, party-hardy-endorphins, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs (in [the] end without end -Saint Augustine) when my o-so-beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girly passed-away due to those wry, sardonic satires.

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3, NJB

    Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go gitt'm, girl. You're incredible. See you Upstairs. I won't be joining'm in the nasty Abyss where Isis prowls
    thesuperseedoftime.blogspot.com
    infowars.com
    -YOUTHwitheTRUTH
    -------------------------------
    PS Need summore unique, uncivilized, useless names? Lemme gonna gitcha started, brudda:

    Oak Woods, Franky Sparks, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, Roman Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Penelope Summers, Sophie Sharp, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark, Zacharia Neptoo, Mercurio Morrissey, Fritz & Felix Franz, Victor Payne, Isabella Silverstein, Mercedes Kennedy, Redding Rust, Phoenix Martini, Ivy Squire, Sauer Wolfe, Yankee Cooky, Young Kook: -blessed b9...

    God blessa youse
    (trust-N-Jesus)
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL

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  2. Rather than sending me to Hell (I was a naughty-naughty boy), God chose to send me a head injury! YeeeHaw, Paw!! Lemme wanna fill-you-up withe avant-gardeness and wisdom necessary to achieve Heaven with ANOTHER dry, succinct commentary of our predestined existence determined by U.S...

    Wanna find-out the fax, Jak, in a wurld fulla the 'power of cowards'? Wanna wiseabove to help a 'Plethora Of Wurdz' [POW!] which are look'n for a new home in thy novelty??

    Q: But [gulp] can anyone tell me the difference between K2 plus IQ? A: Nthn. In Heaven, we gitt'm both for eternity HeeHee Need a few more thots, ideers, wild wurdz (whoa, Nelly! easy, girl) or ironclad iconoclasms?

    VERBUM SAT SAPIENTI: As an ex-writer of the sassy, savvy, schizophenia we all go thro in this lifelong demise, I wanna help U.S. git past the ping-pong-politics, the whorizontal more!ass! we're in (Latin: words to wise).

    "This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty told me in my coma. "Far beyond thy earthly tempest is where you'll find tangible, corpulent eloquence". Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET! any moe curly, party-hardy-endorphins, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs (in [the] end without end -Saint Augustine) when my o-so-beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girly passed-away due to those wry, sardonic satires.

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3, NJB

    Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go gitt'm, girl. You're incredible. See you Upstairs. I won't be joining'm in the nasty Abyss where Isis prowls
    thesuperseedoftime.blogspot.com
    infowars.com
    -YOUTHwitheTRUTH
    -------------------------------
    PS Need summore unique, uncivilized, useless names? Lemme gonna gitcha started, brudda:

    Oak Woods, Franky Sparks, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, Roman Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Penelope Summers, Sophie Sharp, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark, Zacharia Neptoo, Mercurio Morrissey, Fritz & Felix Franz, Victor Payne, Isabella Silverstein, Mercedes Kennedy, Redding Rust, Phoenix Martini, Ivy Squire, Sauer Wolfe, Yankee Cooky, Young Kook: -blessed b9...

    God blessa youse
    (trust-N-Jesus)
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL

    ReplyDelete

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