My Testimony

I know we are spirit children of a just, merciful, and loving God.  He is our Heavenly Father, and he loves us as a father loves his child.  He sent us to this Earth so we may learn and grow, to prove ourselves worthy to return to live with him for eternity.  He wants us to be our best, and has given us tools to guide us and to help us return to him.  One of these tools is The Book of Mormon.  This book of scripture truly is another testament of Jesus Christ, and was translated by the prophet Joseph Smith.  I have studied this special book and have learned for myself that it is God’s word.  I also believe the Bible to be true, when read with correct translations. I testify that Heavenly Father continues to speak to us today through Prophets and leaders, but also personally through the Holy Ghost.  This revelation and guidance from the Holy Ghost will help us live righteously, if we choose to follow.  While we may try our best, none of us are completely perfect.  We all fall short in some way.  This is where our older brother, Jesus Christ, comes in.  He is our friend, Savior, and Redeemer.  He lived on earth, and taught us by example and word.  At the end of his Earthly ministry he suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane.  He was crucified, by some of the very souls he came to save.  He rose from his tomb after three days, opening the door for each of us to overcome physical death when he comes to Earth again.  His atonement for our sins is real, and with Christ’s sacrifice we can all repent and come unto him.  He is waiting for us with outstretched hands.  His church is again on the earth today—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.