1,095 Days - Innumerable Blessings

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Today marks 3 years of me being baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

This may not be very important to YOU but it most definitely is to ME

Why is this such a big deal? 
Let me tell you.

I have an even greater knowledge than I once had before of the love our Father in Heaven has for me and for all of His children. (That's every single person upon the face of this earth, just in case you didn't know).

I know that Jesus Christ died for me personally. For the mistakes I've made and will make, as well as for the sicknesses, pains, and sorrows that I will experience in this life.

I have the blessing of having the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon to read writings from prophets and experiences on earth so I can better learn to live my life the way God wants me to. 

I know that each and every experience that I have in this life is for my good. Whether it is an amazing experience and I am happy or if it is something that makes me sad or angry - there is always something to learn and something that God is trying to teach me.

I have been blessed to come to a school in a completely different part of the nation that I was raised in to learn of both things of this world and of things that we are taught from the scriptures, the prophets of old as well as modern day prophets. 

I have the blessing to listen to men of God speak many times throughout each year and have them give me guidance and counsel on how to survive in this crazy world that we live in today.

I can be with the love of my life, Cole Gordon, for time here on earth as well as for eternity in the life to come because we are going to get married in the Bountiful, Utah temple in 37 days.

Would you say that I'm blessed beyond reason because of the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life? I would most definitely say so!

I know without a doubt in my mind that I have a Father in Heaven who is always there for me to turn to. I know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God and I know that by reading it you can become closer to the Savior than you've ever been before. If you don't believe me, then maybe you should give it a try for yourself. I know that God has a plan for each and every one of His children and has given us SO much to be able to return to Him, but we are the ones that has to choose to follow the path that has been set before us and by so doing we will be happier than ever. Believe me, it happened to me and I know it can happen to you as well. 
 
Thank goodness one of my best friends in this entire world, Savanna was not afraid to answer the questions I had about her religion that one night on the way home from a track meet 5 years ago.

Vida es bonita.

2 comments:

  1. Wow. I forgot about how we were both baptized around the same time. Crazy.

    Just reading this, I'm so impressed at how strong your testimony is and how strong you are. You're a pretty remarkable person, April, and I wish we had talked more during freshman year.

    It gives me a lot of hope to see someone in a very similar situation to mine post words of such great faith. Thank you.

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  2. Wow...I'm speechless Nyssa!! Thanks so much! You're a wonderful girl who's headed in the right direction and inspiring many - keep it up! :)

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