I originally created this blog when I was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and my purpose was to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with my friends and acquaintances online. I am no longer a full-time missionary, but let it be known! I (proudly) belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
I know God lives and loves his children, all of them. I know Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with the Father, to allow us to have a personal relationship with Him. Without his supreme example and ultimate sacrifice, we as a society would be lost. I, as an individual, would have not a clue how I could enter into the presence of the Father. Christ continues to be the guiding influence in my life.
I love the Book of Mormon! It’s a book of scripture, created to build my relationship with God. I’ve always felt that you can get to know someone well by watching what they do, especially in their relationships. The Book of Mormon is God’s relationships and interactions with His people in America; By reading those relationships and interactions, I understand God more fully. I understand how I can have a better relationship with Him.
Joseph Smith was a man inspired by God. He was a man. I read of his mistakes and weaknesses hand in hand with his yearnings and revelations. He is an example of how I, as an imperfect man, can approach the Father and receive the desires of my heart. He is an example of how I, as a weak human being, might have my sins forgiven.
This faith, this church, and this people have been the chief factors in my development into the person that I am.
One of my favorite church songs. Enjoy!