“I invite you to embrace what the Lord has blessed you with and to act in faith. Do not take counsel from your fears.
October 1, 2015. There was a shooting at a community college in Oregon. Several accounts describe the gunman asking some students if they were Christian. If they said yes, he said he would send them back to meet God.
Among the greatest gifts one person can offer to another in this life are those of genuine love, attentive listening, and hearing another’s story without judging the person.
After my baptism and confirmation, days suddenly seemed dark. I was dealing with family issues, and I was struggling to obey all of God’s laws. I didn’t know what to do, and I wanted to give up on everything. It seemed like nobody understood me.
Far too often when investigators or less-actives come to church and they smell or don’t look like the other members, the members put up a sign saying “Visitors welcome, but not wanted.”
Because we have the truth about the Godhead and our relationship to Them, we have the ultimate road map for our journey through mortality.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are often asked a variety of questions about what "Mormons" believe. Myself, as a convert to the Church, have been loaded with such questions. "Are you still a Christian?". "Do you celebrate Christmas and Easter?". "Do you believe in the Trinity?" These are just some of the questions I would receive from relatives, and school friends.
Throughout my life, I have always been able to rely on the promise that God would hear and answer my prayers. Over and over again, I experienced the reassuring feeling of peace that the decisions I was making in my life were in line with the plan God had in mind for me. I knew what it felt like to receive an answer to my prayers, and I felt complete confidence in my decisions as a result.