We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints otherwise known as “The Mormons”. We are proud of this part of who we are! We are excited to team up with over 65+ of us strong… to extend an invitation to see a film. A film entitled “Meet The Mormons”. This film is not meant to be an “in your face” – you must join our church film. It is simply designed and produced to uplift and inspire you through six stories of those of our faith who have followed promptings to follow Christ more fully in their lives. We hope you take the opportunity to enjoy this film. We hope your hearts are made light as you feel the goodness that comes from following our Christ and Savior. All proceeds from the film will be donated to The American Red Cross. So not only will you be uplifted and inspired, your money will be going to an amazing charity!!
We also would like to take a moment and share our personal testimonies, stories of our own personal conversions, and our own stories of how following our Savior, Jesus Christ has changed our lives. The light of the gospel of Jesus Christ offers a joy and hope that only following him can provide. We hope as you click through and read our stories and testimonies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, you will feel uplifted and encouraged. We are like you! We love connecting with our readers, that is why many of us do what we do! Please be kind and considerate in your comments. It takes great bravery for us to open our hearts and our mouths to share with you such a tender and personal part of who we are. We share because we feel strongly the need to share the peace and the hope that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
My personal testimony of the LDS church is simple. It has been built from a life-long experiment in happiness. I firmly believe that we were sent here on earth to learn how to be happy. To find joy in each other. To go through trials, yes, but to also come out on the other end of those trials a better & happier person. I know that, throughout my entire life, when I am living the gospel then I am happy. And when I’m not, I’m not. It’s as simple as that. I’ve never had an angelic messenger come and tell me that the church is true. I’ve never heard a voice that has told me the church is true. What I have had is hundreds (probably thousands) of experiences where I have kept the commandments, followed what our prophet has asked us to do, read my scriptures or heard a Sunday School lesson and I have KNOWN that what I am doing, feeling and hearing is right and true. Each of those experiences is a brick in the building of my testimony and now, I have so many bricks that I cannot deny the reality of it all.
I also love our doctrine of eternal families. We believe that our family units will remain in tact throughout all eternity. We believe we will once again be with those family members who have passed on after we die as well. I have never clung to this doctrine as much as I did a year and a half ago when my Dad passed away from a 16 month battle with pancreatic cancer. It was heart-breaking and I miss him every day. However, knowing (yes, KNOWING) that I will see him again and that I am forever his daughter has brought me enormous peace and comfort. I relied heavily on my beliefs in eternal families and I could find happiness in a time of sadness.
I know Christ lives and He loves me and He loves you. He wants us to be happy and He has set up the Gospel here on earth so we can obtain that happiness.
Thank you for reading through all of this! I hope in some way it has broadened your perception of Mormons and what we are all about. Please go and see the movie as well! My family is going on Saturday and I can’t wait to see it! I’m excited to “Meet the Mormons.” 🙂