Why I am a Mormon

  • I am a Mormon because without The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I would not be functioning and have confidence in my abilities. I am so grateful for Jesus Christ and the sacrifice that He has made for everyone because it means that because He was completely alone, I don't have to be. I also love that because of Him, I can be with my family forever and the sting of death is only temporary because Christ has made it possible for me to be with them forever. I have confidence and hope for success in every day because I know that I am a child of God who loves me unconditionally. Show more

  • Why am I am mormon? hmm... Becasue I know its true! I may have been brought up mormon but I can say for myself that this is Christs church restored on the earth again. I do love the gospel and all that it adds to my life and the fact that I can be with my family forever. Show more

  • i attended the local Baptist Church as a child & teen, and then visited many other denominations never understanding the concepts they put forth? My Mother passed in '08 and i began a sincere search for truth. i researched the LDS Church for 1.5 years before asking Heavenly Father if what i had learned was truthful? i didn't meet with the Elders until i was ready to be Baptized. it came very easy & made sense to me. having studied the history of Bible in this search for truth, helped me accept the truth of the LDS faith which beforehand i was mostly ignorant of even though we had some neighbors who where members growing up? we just never exchanged our religious views and i today believe it happened when Heavenly Father intended for it to. Show more

  • I grew up in a home with an LDS mother and a Jewish father. Growing up in that unique environment brought with it blessings, challenges, and opportunities. I was taught the importance of respecting others regardless of race, religion, or culture. Experiencing two very different belief systems under the same roof was difficult at times, but it challenged me to ponder and learn for myself what the gospel of Jesus Christ was. I am grateful to my dad who supported me in my decision to be baptized. I have a testimony that is very dear to me that my Savior lives. The Holy Spirit has touched me many times testifying that the Book of Mormon is a sacred witness of Jesus Christ. I know that it stands with the Bible as a testimony of our Savior. I am grateful for the Plan of Salvation that lets me understand my purpose and potential as a daughter of God. I love my family, and am grateful for the holy temples and the sealing ordinance that can let us be a family forever. Show more

  • I searched for a long time for a church that felt like "home". When I began visiting my church I immediately felt like it was where I should be. There is so much happiness present each week as I see families together for the sacrament meeting. The sacrament meeting is for all ages so the children are all sitting with their parents. Many of the families are large and to watch the parents teaching their children about the gospel and how to sit in church, partake of the sacrament and bow in prayer is so uplifting. The eternal family aspect of our church is very important to me. I want to return to my Heavenly Father and be sealed with my family and hopefully one day my husband. I know this church is true. I know the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith and is our central scripture along with the bible. I know that living a good, clean life will make my Heavenly Father happy. I want to keep the commandments and serve others. Show more

  • I have been through some difficult times in my life - my faith has been tested and at times i felt like i could not make it. But even in my darkest of hours i was able to find hope. Our Heavenly Father knows each of us personally. The knowledge that he is there and knows exactly what i am gonig through is such a comfort to me. Also to know that he is willing to help me and show me the path to make it through the hard times of life. This church gives me hope. It blesses my life with the knowledge that no matter how hard life gets - he is always there - that he will help me overcome these trials. The biggest comfort I have gained from living this gospel is knowing that Heavenly Father lives. He knows and loves me, and that everything happens for a reason. Show more

  • I joined the Church when I was 16. Even though at the beginning I didn't understand everything about it I knew God was guiding me to His Church. I grew up as a Catholic but I was never really active in that religion. I also attended many meetings with the Hare Krishna because one of my mother's friend was part of that religion. The time arrived when I started to have questions about the meaning of live and about the truth. Participating in different meetings in different religions gave me the opportunity to learn about the different religious beliefs. I remember one night when I was praying, I was very worried about my "salvation" and my family salvation. Being not active in any religion, I was worried that if I had died at that time without having any of the ordinances of salvation taught in the Church of the New Testament established by Jesus I will have been lost, so I was praying to Heavenly Father to Help me and my family. Sometimes later my sister was invited to perform in a talent show activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At the activity my mother saw a picture of President Gordon B. Hinkley and the 12 Apostles, she was curious and she invited the Missionaries to share more with my family about the Church. Because of the doctrine of Eternal Families, the word of wisdom and others teachings after few weeks we all joined the Church. However, my understanding of the gospel principals came little by little, precept by precept, following all the commitments, I gained a Testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm still learning the treasures that are founded in the Book of Mormon and the Bible. Show more

  • I purchased my first Book of Mormon when I was about 12 years old while on a Boy Scout outing. We were touring the church history events at the Carthage, IL (USA) jail where Joseph Smith, Jr. was martyred. That book set on my book shelf until I was 20. I had a spirit prompting me about the book to read it for all those years. While serving in the Air Force I made friends with Mormons living in Las Vegas, NV. This sparked my interest even more to read the Book of Mormon. I did. I met with the missionaries and they taught me about the Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This was done in the home of an Air Force Sgt. that I worked with. The missionaries challenged me to pray about the Book of Mormon. I did. I received an answer by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, hand in hand with the Bible. Because of that answer I know Joseph Smith, Jr was a Prophet of God and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church and restored in its fullness in the latter days. I am very gratful for the love of Heavenly Father that blessed me with the knowledge of His Gospel. I invite everyone reading this to read the Book of Mormon, pray about it, and know for yourself, as I have done. My life is blessed every day beyond measure because of my conversion and baptism. Let me know what I can do to help you. Show more

  • I grew up in the this faith, but there was a time around the age of 14 that I decided I was not going to go to church just because my parents said I should. If I was going to spend my life serving the church I needed to know for myself that it was the church Christ had established. I put the promises I had been taught as a kid to the test, trying to see if God would give me a personal witness that it was true. I did everything I could and was constantly prying to receive a personal witness. I wanted some great experience but instead I got the filling that "you know this is true" and I did. The answer was not very satisfying but I kept going to church, not for my parents but for me. I read the scriptures a lot too. One day when I was reading in the Book of Mormon Alma 23:28. It talks about comparing the gospel to a seed and planting it in your hart, If it is a good seed it will "enlarge my soul... enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me." I felt this way at that moment, I had just been thinking about how delicious the scriptures tasted. I felt in this moment as if someone poked me in the chest as if to say that's your answer. I know the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is the true church of Christ. I Know that as I live it's teachings my soul is enlarged, my understanding becomes enlightened, and it is delicious to me. I have received a personal witness of theses things. I know that there is a living prophet today. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. More then anything I know that God loves us and that his son Jesus Christ suffered for our sins. Through him we can find peace and joy. Show more

  • I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was sixteen years old. I was a Protestant previously and enjoyed my church and friends. However my church could not answer the most basic question: Who, or what, is God? I can remember my Sunday School teacher when I was six putting the other students' ideas about God on the chalkboard and agreeing with them: "God is the sky, He is the sun, and He is a beautiful tree." Those were nice thoughts but they only confused me. I decided I would find out the answer to that question and other big questions sooner or later in my life. My family moved from Wisconsin to California when I was thirteen. I joined a Mormon Boy Scout Troop there. My good friend Steve gave me a Book of Mormon and taught me about it, the LDS Church, and how to pray. It took me a couple of years, but I grew to understand who God was and what His plan was for me. That changed everything. It gave color, meaning and purpose to my life. When the Church missionaries asked me to be baptized, I knew that Heavenly Father wanted that for me and that He would bless and magnify me if I said yes. So I accepted and joined the Church, trusting in Him. I have never looked back. Through thick and thin, the Gospel has been there for me and has been a steady rock that never changes. My quest to get to know God has led me to an ever closer relationship with his son, Jesus Christ. The more I get to know Him, the more I love and rely on Him. Being a Mormon has made life easier and better. It's been easier because it's kept me from drug, alcohol and tobacco addictions and away from distractions and problems such as chasing after money or women. Instead I love and support my family and Church friends, and they do the same for met. Life has been better because my knowlege of Heavenly Father's plan for me has deepened my joys and comforted my sorrows. The LDS Gospel is true, and it works! Show more

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