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Hi I'm Robin

I am a recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a Mormon and I love it!

About Me

I am a new convert. I was baptized 12/14/13 and confirmed on 12/15/13 into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a 50 year old divorced mother with one grown daughter. Having grown up the daughter of a preacher in the Baptist faith I can't remember a time I didn't believe in God. But I'd always felt there was more to the gospel and no matter how much I studied something felt missing. After my divorce in 2005 I stopped seeking God. I didn't stop believing I just felt empty and defeated. In January 2013 I was dreading the big ' five-oh' and it woke me up, made me realize I wanted to get on about the business of living. I knew whatever I did, it would need to start with God. Turning 50 was the beginning of a wonderful thing. I wouldn't trade 2013 or becoming LDS for anything.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion was really a series of steps and took all of 2013. I did things backwards. No missionaries came to my door. I didn’t meet someone in the church who introduced me to the gospel. January of 2013 I realized I didn’t want any more regrets. I had to let go of the past in order to reach for the future. I began to pray asking God to lead me to the place He wanted me to be, the right church. Around this time I read a book titled The Message by Lance Richardson. It made me want to learn more. When I learned he was LDS I ordered an electronic version of the BOM Quad on Amazon. Now missionaries are wonderful but I wanted this to be between me and God. At the end of the day I wanted to know for myself what was true. By the end of October I'd read the Book of Mormon and The Pearl of Great Price. I entered the front door of a meeting house a few weeks before Thanksgiving. I still struggled with the idea of a modern day prophet but during prayer it occurred to me 'how can I believe the BOM and not believe Joseph Smith was a prophet-he translated it! That's when I knew I believed. The peace and joy have been amazing. Being LDS more than a faith, it is a lifestyle with God at the center of my life and every decision. The following verse encourages me and keeps me focused: Jude 1: 20-21 “But ye Beloved, growing yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto eternal life." I sought Heavenly Father in prayer with every step I took in 2013 and He continues to meet me with every step. I am a Mormon because I believe the gospel, that President Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God, that through the prophet Joseph Smith the church of Jesus Christ has been restored, I believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is that church, that Jesus died for us, He rose again and He lives! I bear testimony of these things in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I attend Sacrament, Sunday School and Relief Society every Sunday. It makes for a very fulfilling day of worship. I have just been extended my first calling and am so excited to have the opportunity to serve. Up until now I have looked for ways to serve in any capacity like helping in the Bishop's Warehouse. I have already attended the Nashville Temple once for baptisms and confirmations. I plan to go as often as possible and can not wait until my one year mark. I am working hard to be found worthy for my endowment so I can attend Temple sessions. Of course, I daily read my scriptures, I begin and end my day in prayer and I talk with Heavenly Father through out the day. Being a Mormon is not a Sunday-go-to-church-religion, it is a lifestyle. My faith impacts every area of my life, every decision. It truly is taking the name of Jesus upon oneself.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Robin
Absolutely not! We believe Joseph Smith to be a Prophet whom God used to bring the Book of Mormon to us and usher in this current dispensation. We certainly revere him just as we revere all God's Prophets. Show more Show less