My Faith

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because it gives me so much joy and happiness to be one. Being a mormon has brought me closer to the Savior Jesus Christ and to live my life according to His example. I am forever grateful to my parents who accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the missionaries when I was a young girl in the Philippines. I didn’t understand everything that happened then. All I knew was that it felt so good to be immersed in the waters of baptism and to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost afterwards. My family’s life changed for the better as we were fellowshiped by the members of the church and as we become active in service in the church. As a teenager, I developed a desire to gain a testimony of the gospel and to not just anchor my faith on the faith of my parents. There was a longing for me to read the Book of Mormon and to really know what the book was all about. I learned about the visit of Christ in the ancient Americas and that really touched me. He truly does care about all His children all over the world. After reading that portion, I dreamed of a similar experience as the ancient people mentioned in the book. In my dream, I was able to touch the Savior’s hand and to feel the print of the nail on his hand. I knew then, that Jesus Christ is real and that He is my Savior and Redeemer. Everything that were taught to me in the church finally made sense, as if the pieces of the puzzle all came together. I knew that I was a daughter of God and that I was capable of accomplishing anything as long as I rely on Him and as long as its for a worthy cause.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by truly caring about people as Christ would. I try to be a loving wife to my husband and to be there for my children at all times. I am true friend – one that listens and not judge, one that builds and not tear down, and one that smiles and rarely frowns. I serve in the church by teaching, visiting people’s homes, and providing temporal and spirtitual needs. I serve the students with disabilities in my school by building their self-esteem and to inspire them to be the best they can be. I never give up until they learn the skills that they need to be successful in life. Most of all, I delight in making people happy by performing simple random acts of kindness wherever I may be.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

     

    This is one of the greatest gift I have received as a member of the church. Having the companionship of the Holy Ghost has guided me in all aspects of my life. The Holy Ghost inspires me to be kind to others, warns me of dangers and directs me in the path of righteousness. The Holy Ghost reminds me to pray and to bring important things to mind.

  • Can you think of a specific challenge in your family that Gospel Principles helped overcome?

One gospel principle that is a lifeline for me is prayer. I love to pray to our Heavenly Father. It’s my opportunity to thank Him and to acknowledge His hand in my life. I also come to him in prayer to help me with the challenges that I face in life each day. Prayer has helped me deal with my 3rd son’s disability. He has autism and at times it is very difficult to deal with his behavior and limited communication skills. I come to my Heavenly Father when all seems unbearable and He has always comforted and helped me get back on my feet again.

  • What is being a Mormon like?

It’s about being happy and living life to the fullest. You are happy in the knowledge that you are a child of God and that you are a person of great worth. Your knowledge of the Savior helps you be the best you can be in all your endeavors. There is nothing mysterious or unusual about being a mormon. You do the same things that most people do such as go to school, work, shop, travel and live life. You sing, dance, listen to music, participate in sports and recreation, enjoy the wonders of technology, and be an active participant in the community. However, your knowledge of the gospel helps you as you navigate life’s ups and downs. You have the assurance that if you do what is right, you will be happy on this earth and in the eternities.

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