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I'm an artist. I love to draw people and nature. I'm an only child, but I have a lot of friends, and they are like family to me. I'm excited to go to college where I will be studying to become an art teacher. My mother is the main "bread-winner" for my family because my dad is in a wheel chair. My mom and I work together to help my father, and we all work together to have a happy forever family. I try to stay active and have fun with my family and two dogs that are just a joy to be around. Although times have been hard, with the loss of my father's job and my diagnosis of Lupus, we are hoping for the best for the future.
I'm a Mormon because I love this church and I believe it to be true. I have a testimony of prayer. I know that they are answered. When I'm alone, or afraid, or if I need dirsction, I know I can always go to the Lord and to my Heavenly Father for help. I know that the power of the Preisthood is real. I have recieved many blessings for my pains and struggles, and peace has always come to me. I know that Christ atoned for our sins and for our sorrows. He knows exactly how we feel. He wants us to be happy and to repent of our sins so that we can be able to live with Him and our Heavenly Father again some day. I know that life does not begin or end with this mortal life. We lived together with our Heavenly Father before birth and we have the opportunity to return when we die. I know we are all children of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and wants us to return to Him. I know that the standards we have are for our protection. They keep us from straying from the path. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I have read it many times, and the teachings in it are all for our benefit, and are all true. I know that the Lord does not give us anything that we can't handle. I was diagnosed with Lupus three years ago. I truly believe the reason why I am in remission now is because of my faith that the Lord would be able to heal me and help me through it. Sometimes we may go through times that are difficult, and we may feel lost and alone. But God is always there for us. He loves us and wants us to try our best and to reach out to Him and come back to Him. He's waiting for us to come home. I love this church and this gospel.
I have recieved strength, peace, and healing through my faith in Christ. My family has been blessed with safety and security; we have been able to get through this recession. I have hope and faith that one day, I will be made whole, and that the Lupus will no longer affect my body.
During the spring of 2012, I was going through a difficult time. I felt like I had done so many things wrong. I felt lost, afraid, and alone. So I hit my knees and prayed to my Heavenly Father, pleading with Him, that I would be able to feel the love He has for me and for the love that Christ has for me as well. The most beautiful and intense feeling overcame me. And then I knew, I knew without a doubt, that God loves me. God knows me. God knew exactly what I was going through and what I was feeling. And He still loved me. All He wanted was for me to come unto Him, to take adavantage of repentace and choose the right. I know prayers are heard and answered. I know that our Heavenly Father loves each of His children. He knows each of His children. And He hears every one of us.
I strive to be someone that stands out from the crowd. I want to be that person that people can go to, someone that is kind, gentle, charitable. I want to be the crying-shoulder, the comforter, that friend who will always be there. I try to always have faith and hope, becasue being hopeful and having a positve attitude really helps to improve your life. I always try to see others how Christ would see them. He would look past the past the physical appearence and the outer image. He would look on the heart of the person, and love them for who they are. He would be forgiving, and would always be looking out for them and wanting the best. He would be there even when they slipped and fell, and would help them get back up again. This is the person I strive to be; to be Christ-like.