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I am a college student studying English teaching. After college I hope share my love of literature and writing with high school students. I love the outdoors, cooking crazy new foods, meeting new people, and good conversations. I love to run and compete in NCAA track and cross country. When I am bored, I might write a poem or learn about something I have been curious about.
Everyday I am faced with choices, and everyday I have to choose if I am going to follow Christ. I chose to live the Gospel because I want to show God my faith, love, and dedication. Following my Savior brings a true and wholesome happiness that only comes through Christ. I want to dedicate my life to doing God's will and helping others find this happiness that has changed my life.
I was baptized when I was eight years old. It was always something I wanted to do because I believed the church was true. Right before I was baptized I really thought about if this was really what I wanted and not just what my parents wanted. I realized it was something I wanted, and that I did have a testimony of my own. Since then I have built my own testimony off of my own experiences and faith in Christ. I remember when I came out of the water I felt so clean. It was like I had just taken a long shower, except I was clean inside. I remember not being able to stop smiling because I was so happy. Since then I have learned that feeling close to God always brings this happiness. I had this feeling I knew what I was doing was right. Throughout my life there have still been times when things were hard and my faith was shaken, but I learned that these are the times I could hold onto my values and my faith would become even stronger. This church is true.
God gave us the Gospel to show us the way to be happy. It is as if He shone a flashlight along the safest part of a dark path. Without that light, we would stub our toes, wander off the cliff, or maybe even go the wrong way. Living the Gospel has brought me so much happiness and helped me strengthen my relationship with my Father in Heaven and with Christ. I share the Gospel because I KNOW it is true, and because I love my friends and want them to be happy. Living the Gospel always brings happiness because it draws us closer to God and allows us to feel His love. His love is so perfect. It is something I want to share with everyone.
To me, living my faith means showing God that I love Him. I do this by trying to keep His commandments and serve His children. I find that I am happiest when I am trying to make others happy. Living my faith means putting all my trust in God and doing what I know is right even when it is hard.