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I'm a 22-year-old girl loving life, and going to college. I love school, reading, writing, crocheting, baking, hanging out with my friends and roommates, and writing to my friends who are currently serving missions for the LDS church. I have 2 younger brothers and a younger sister. I'm studying English and hope to someday work as a youth services librarian or an editor.
I love the church! There are always things that I find that enhance my life and make me a happier person. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ care about me and want me to be happy. The Book of Mormon has changed my life so much. I know that the principles in it are true and if we follow them, we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. I'm grateful that I have the church because it has given me direction. Without it, I don't know where I would be going.
The Book of Mormon is a real treasure! Each time I read it, really looking for answers to my questions, hope, or just a little bit of happiness, I find it. There is always at least one verse that brightens my day and helps to lead me closer to Christ.
I am so grateful for the Restoration of the Gospel! I know that God and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith. I know that Joseph Smith was called to restore the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the earth. Because of his work, we can know the truth. The restored Gospel is the same gospel that Jesus Christ set up while he was here. I love the happiness, peace and truth that it brings to my life.
Recently, I had a question that I needed answered in harmony with God's plan for me. I thought about it a lot, and it was really bothering me. I started praying about my problem, and kept thinking about it. We had a testimony sharing meeting with our bishop for family home evening, and the Holy Ghost was really strong there. As people bore their testimonies about Jesus Christ, I had an experience where I heard a voice in my head tell me what I should do about my problem. Ever since then, when I have thought about this experience, I get butterflies in my stomach, because I know I am making the right choice.
Prayer has always been important to me. I find myself praying more and more frequently as I have more and more questions about my life and God's plan for me. When I pray, I remember all of the wonderful blessings that God has given me--for example, the people in my life, the opportunities I've been given, and the simple things that bring me happiness, like the smell of autumn. In my prayers, I can thank God for all of these wonderful gifts. Because I have this channel of communication with God, I know that he hears my prayers. Even though sometimes the things I pray for might seem trivial to others, I know that if it's important to me, it's important to Heavenly Father. When I have questions about what direction I should take in my life, I know that I can take it to God, and, in his own time and in his own way, he will answer my prayers.
Right now, I'm away at school, so living my faith is a little bit harder since I don't have my parents there to help me judge right and wrong. The great thing is, being away from school really helps to strengthen my faith. I have to rely more on Heavenly Father to find answers instead of just turning to my parents. I have to decide what standards I want to live by, rather than just following the rules instituted in my home. I love serving the people around me, and I think that is a big part of the LDS faith. I try to live in a way that represents my Savior in a positive light.