At the age of seven, my mother and I were introduced to missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Even before we were baptized, my mom raised me on the bible, we attended church each Sunday, and I went to Bible Camp. After meeting the missionaries, something in my young heart knew immediately that what they were teaching me was true. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, children can be baptized at the age of 8 years old, and I was so upset that I had to wait to get baptized and couldn’t get baptized with my mother.
Since then, my faith has become the center focus of my life. I actively participated in seminary and institute and was in a singing group called LD Singers, which shared the gospel through music. I even served a full-time mission to the beautiful state of Indiana. Being able to serve full-time was a huge blessing, and I learned more about myself, developed a stronger testimony of His gospel, and came to love the amazing Hoosier people.
While every experience in my life has taught me more about my Savior, the one that has taught me the most is the one of becoming a mother. I never truly understood the concept of unconditional love and how our Father in Heaven could love us so fully until I experienced Motherhood.
I am grateful to have a testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Savior of the World, and my brother. I am thankful that He lives, to know that through His death and atonement, I can be forgiven of my sins and return and live with Him and our Father in Heaven again.
If you would like to know more about what I believe you can follow me on Instagram where I often share my testimony and you can also visit the official website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The painting used above is by the talented artist Kate Lee and is called Atonement.