Church was awesome today. Its amazing how Heavenly Father speaks to us through messages from our leaders and especially the scriptures. I felt that I NEEDED TO HEAR what have been taught today at church. Always put the Lord first have a blessed rest of your day xo — feeling inspired.
I TESTIFY THAT GRACE THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS IS THE ONLY TRUE CHURCH ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH HAS A VISIONARY AND DEVELOPER PROPHET TODAY, AS IS FORMED AS THE LORD. SCRIPTURE AND TESTIFY THAT WE THE GOSPEL TRUTH RESTORED TO this last dispensation. GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST THIS APPLIES TO ALL EVERYWHERE THAT HAS SUBSTANCE AND HOLY ORDINANCE, AND AS A WOMAN OF FAITH, ME SENTO PROTECTED BY THE PRIESTHOOD MAS SUBLIE MAY GOD GIVE EVERY MAN. I FEEL VERY GRATEFUL TO BE PART OF THIS GREAT WORK TO RESTORE THE PROPHET JOSE SMITH. AND I LOVE MY HEAVENLY FATHER, AND I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE MY SOURCE OF EXISTENCE, THE WORKING EVERY DAY KEEPS ME. AMEN
GRACIA YO TESTIFICO DE QUE LA IGLESIA DE JESUSCRISTO DE LOS SANTOS DE LOS ULTIMOS DIAS ES LA UNICA IGLESIA VERDADERA SOBRE LA FAZ DE LA TIERRA QUE TIENE UN PROFETA VIDENTE Y REVELADOR, EN LA ACTUALIDAD, TAL CUAL COMO LO FORMO EL SEÑOR. Y QUE LAS ESCRITURAS NOS TESTIFICAN DE LA VERACIDAD DEL EVANGELIO RESTAURADO PARA ESTA ULTIMA DISPENSACION. QUE ESTE EVANGELIO DE JESUSCRISTO ES APLICABLE A TODOS EN TODAS PARTES, QUE TIENE PRINCIPIO Y ORDENANZA SAGRADAS, Y COMO MUJER DE FE, ME SENTO PROTEJIDA POR EL PODER DEL SACERDOCIO MAS SUBLIE QUE EL SEÑOR DA A CADA HOMBRE. YO ME SIENTO MUY AGRADECIDA DE SER PARTE DE ESTA GRAN OBRA QUE RESTAURO EL PROFETA JOSE SMITH. Y AMO A MI PADRE CELESTIAL, Y CREO EN UN JESUSCRISTO VIVO EL ES MI FUENTE DE EXISTENCIA, EL ME MANTIENE FUNCIONANDO CADA DIA. AMEN…
I am so grateful to have a Savior who knows who I am, not on the surface but he knows my heart. I am grateful for a Heavenly Father who sent him to the earth for our benefit, to save me. #becauseofhim I have a best friend, advocate and the perfect example of how to live.
My mum welcomed two missionaries into our home and we started learning about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. As I read more and more of the Book of Mormon I felt the spirit influence me of its truthfulness. To me hearing about this gospel came as an answer to my prayers. I have been confused in the previous church I have been a member of and I felt that a lot of answers to my questions are not getting answered. I was tired of living in a world full of fake Christians and hypocrites. I started asking Heavenly Father for a more clear direction and a life style that He wanted for me. As I learned of the Temples and tithing and modesty. I knew that this is what I have been praying for.
Mother had been a member of our previous church all her life, she was dedicated and I was worried but I knew when she agreed to be baptised that this is it, we’ve found our answer.
My mother and I were baptised 26th of June 2011, in a small swimming pool that was placed just outside the class room we used to hold our meetings. It was a cold day and we were both nervous. My mother doesn’t like water and swimming pools but she carried through. In that cold day in the middle of June. (winter in South Africa). Non of us felt the cold water. The Spirit had warmed all of us up. 6 members were baptised that day and we felt really blessed.
3 years later and we still going strong. We have become happier and my mother laughs more and she’s happier than I have ever seen her before. This year for the first time she stood up and shared her testimony. I was humbled.
Living in South Africa were the Youth losses their value and morals everyday, I’m grateful I have the gospel in my life. As I study my scriptures daily I learn more of what my Father in Heaven wants from me. I have been bitter with my father for so many years but I finally forgave him and allowed him to show me how much he cares and that he’s trying to be a better father to me. This gospel has changed my life, my family and most importantly my attitude towards all things around me. We are not living the ideal family life style we want, but we are happier than before. For that I am grateful.
I know that this Gospel is true, I know and believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church restored for us. I pray that we can all open our hearts and see what God wants for all of us. #happiness. All it took was a prayer. I did not fit in, I thought perhaps I was too much of a perfectionist. But I knew being a Christian came a lot more than just going to church and praying only when we are in need or having a bible in the house covered in dust. I knew being Christian was more than that, I was hungry and thirsty for the real thing. And now that I have it. I am holding on tight. I love this gospel.
The song from childhood often runs through my head – “I know my Father lives and loves me too. The Spirit whispers this to me and tells me it is true and tells me it is true.” I think I have always known that I have a loving Heavenly Father and that his Begotten Son Jesus Christ loves me too, but the realization of the truthfulness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ came to me at a later age when I was watching conference at age 19. I was away at university and it was a time when some women were struggling with their role in the Church (much like is going on today). In the session where they ask us as members to raise our hands in support of the prophet Spencer W. Kimball, some of these women stood up and shouted “NO”! At that moment, my heart and mind shouted YES! and I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Church was the restored and living gospel, we have a prophet on the earth today that leads and guides us. We do have a loving Heavenly Father and a wonderful Savior. This I know. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, Amen.