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  • I know that Joseph Smith was given the authority to restore gods church here on the earth. I know that through him, God brought forth more scripture, The Book of Mormon, to bless us in our daily lives. I know that together the Book of Mormon and the Bible work together to help us more fully understand the teachings of Jesus Christ. I love how much the gospel has helped me in my life, and strengthened me when I needed help. I love the Savior Jesus Christ, I know this is his church on the earth today. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is here on the earth today to bless all of gods children. We are all his children, and I know more than anything, that god loves us. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Show more

  • I have not always had a Knowledge of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I was young when I had the chance to visit the Sacred Grove. Because of my age I was not fully aware of the feeling that i felt in that grove of trees, in fact it has just been recently that the feelings that I felt in the Grove have come into my mind. This Grove is where God and Jesus Christ showed themselves unto Joseph Smith, He wanted to know which church he was to join and received a answer that he should join none of them. I have visited this area and have felt the feelings that still dwell there today. I know that the Joseph Smith is a prophet I know this because of the love I have felt as I have done the same thing as many before me and that many will do after me, and that is I have Knelt in pray and asked God if the Church was true. I have received my answer and I continue to receive answers to my prayers. Show more

  • As I said in my profile. I know it's an incredible story, a 14 year old boy gets on his knees to ask God if this is His church and not only does he get an answer, but one of the most awesome answers ever, God the Father himself, and His Son, Jesus Christ, appearing to this unlearned boy? Not only is it an incredible story though, it's an incredible, true experience. Through the Book of Mormon, through prayer, I know for myself that Joseph Smith really did restore God's true church because no evil man could write the Book of Mormon, and no good man would unless it were the will of God. I also know for a fact that there's no way in 1820 a 19 year old unlearned man could write the Book of Mormon. It's not possible. I know God appeared to Joseph Smith. I know He called Joseph Smith by name. I know it's through Joseph Smith that in 1830 the fulness of Christ's gospel was restored upon the earth. I know that church still stands today and bears the name of "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." More than that, I know that if everyone truly has a desire to know for themselves, if they will read the Book of Mormon and pray to Heavenly Father, wanting to know if it's His book and His Church, they can know for themselves that it is all true, that Joseph Smith is His prophet, the Book of Mormon is His word, and this is His church. Show more

  • Because of family traditions, I was introduced to the gospel at birth, and it has remained a steady part of family life. Family prayer and scripture study, Sunday worship, family recreation, and working through difficult times have all been seasoned and strengthened by The Book of Mormon and leadership provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. How much I would miss the restored gospel! Show more

  • I know that this church has been restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph smith. I've have revived my witness from heaven of this truth, I can't deny it. Joseph smith did, indeed, see God the Father and his son Jesus Christ. Joseph smith was instructed by them and has restored Christs church on earth. Show more

  • I was about fourteen years old, when I first knew about Joseph Smith. At that time in my life I was hanging out with the wrong crowd and going down a path that wasn't going to end up good. I remembered that I kept a Book of Mormon in my room and I finally started reading it, I must have read it about five times and after that fifth time I got down on my knees and prayed. I said I was sorry for what I'd done, I wanted to change and I needed to know if the Book of Mormon was True. I finished my prayer and immediately, I felt an assurance of what I had just read was True. It hit me to my heart and has always stayed with me. When i stood up I knew I'd been forgiven and a new chance was opened up for me. All because another fourteen year old boy stepped into a quiet grove of trees, to ask our Father in Heaven for help. Show more

  • The greatest thing about this Church is that Christ runs this Church. He speaks to us through a prophet. Our Church teaches the restored gospel--the gospel that He Himself put on this earth. Think about it. After He was called up to Heaven, and the Apostles were all dead, the Church was left to us; us being human and make mistakes. The "Church" for quite some time was about gain; at one time, you could "pay" your way to Heaven. Isn't that ridiculous! The falling away or apostasy, commonly known as the "Dark Ages," left the Church in a state that even the sects of the Church were confused about the truth. For a time, common people couldn't read the Bible for ourselves and when that got old, several people split and founded other churches, i.e. Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists and many others. Joseph Smith was confused and asked God which to join and was told none of them; that he would be the one to restore His Church on earth. Show more

  • Coming from a background that believed that the Bible was all there was of the written word of God, I was completely intrigued by the message that God has spoken through prophets in these modern times, and over 150 years of it by the time I heard it. My intrigue began when I was a boy and couldn't read. Back then, I used to open my moms big Bible and look at the pictures. They made a great impact on my tender mind an heart, for my upbringing was very dysfunctional. My soul was full of hurt and loneliness from the wickedness I endured in this world. So, when I looked into those Bible pictures, I would often think to myself, "Oh that I could crawl into that picture and be with them! Then I would be safe. Then I would feel OK. Then I could be with the guys who knew God. I could be with the good guys. But I knew that I could not go back in time or crawl into a picture, and I felt that I was left to mourn out my days. Imagine my great astonishment when the missionaries told me about the restoration which came with prophets and apostles, and new scriptures and visits by Jesus Christ, and temples and angels, and miracles. Those were all the things in the pictures that I loved as a small boy! Now, as a young man, I was hearing that I was actually in a picture like I longed to be in when I was a little boy. This news that was almost too good to be true, but if it was true, I wanted to know. Was I already in the picture that I wanted to be in all my life, complete with prophets and apostles? Was the picture real? Was I really going to see a prophet with my own eyes some day? Could I be with them? To all those questions and more like them, I desperately needed an answer, and God's own witness came to me by His Spirit to assure me that the missionaries were not deceived. I found out for myself that Joseph Smith told the truth. Now, I am with the good guys; and it fills my heart with gratitude every day to know that I am home where I have always wanted to be. Show more

  • I'm eternally grateful for the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Restoration is bringing something back in its original form from being lost or corrupted. We believe in a complete restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the gospel that He taught while on the Earth. So much confusion is rampant on the earth today and many people are lost in spiritual confusion. The reason why I love this gospel so much is because it answers all the questions of the soul. It fills in the many gaps that our curiosity has brought to view. For example, where did we come from, does God hear our prayers and what is our purpose here in life? All of these questions have been answered through the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. One of my favorite things about this restoration is that I know who my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ are. I have come to understand and experience the love that Heavenly Father has for all of us and how badly He wants us to return to Him. I have realized the importance of Jesus Christ's sacrifice for me, suffering and bleeding so that I could repent of my sins and become clean. All of this to return to His presence and enjoy everlasting happiness in heaven with my family. How great this gospel is, to know that we can be forgiven of our sins, feel of God's love, have a personal relationship with Him, and know that families can be together forever. Without the restoration of the gospel I would be lost in confusion and darkness. I know that if you want to feel loved and part of a greater family, you can find it in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am forever grateful for its positive impact and influence in my life. It's TRUE! Show more

  • My life has been full and happy, but along with that there have been times of trial. In 2000 my oldest daughter passed away and left four beautiful boys and a family that loved her deeply. Shortly after that I divorced my husband, and began taking care of my son as he went through rehabilitation. He had a paragliding accident and was paralyzed. Within a year my life completely changed. I cannot begin to describe the struggles I had at that time, but I can share the feelings of peace and love that surrounded me. I remember finally coming to the point of accepting that there was “absolutely nothing” I could do about my daughter’s death, about the incidence of the divorce, and about my son’s accident. It was through the help of the Savior walking beside me, of angels comforting me, and of friends and family that stayed close by that I was able to continue putting one step in front of the other. My testimony grew strong as I placed myself in the arms of the Savior and came to realize that he was, indeed, orchestrating my life. I could have never carried the load without that support and love. One of my favorite scriptures is: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy path”. I learned to trust in him who suffered and died for me on the cross at Calvery. I came to know why he could understand my pain and sorrow. He had felt it in Gethsemane for me and for all of us. I felt sad that He or anyone could feel my hurt, but that feeling helped me understand better, what He had done. My trials became my blessing as I came to understand the atonement in a very personal way. Show more

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