Tuesday, December 15, 2015


2015 brought the worst and the best times of my life. I learned some pretty hard things in some extremely tough ways, like what true heartbreak, betrayal, and complete loneliness felt like. I learned what it's like to feel like there's no where to turn. I learned the fear of being all alone in a new place. But because of all those experiences, I was able to learn how much my Savior loves me, the undoubtable power of prayer, the real meaning of love, and what I deserve as a daughter of God. 2015 broke me and then rebuilt me into a new and better person that I couldn't love more. And even though it was the hardest thing I've ever had to face, I would go through it over and over again if it meant I got to be where I am right now. I would go through it over and over again because of the things I learned and the testimony I gained. 

 In January of 2015, I shared my testimony on here and since then it has grown tremendously. I have learned more about myself, this gospel, and my Savior Jesus Christ in 2015 than I have in my entire life as a whole. I have felt the spirit more and I have never been stronger in the church than I am right now in life.

So with that being said, I would like to share my testimony with you. 

I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church on the earth. I know that Joseph Smith restored the church and translated the Book of Mormon. I know that he devoted his life to protecting the word and because I know this I also know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that the Book of Mormon was written for us in our day and that we can receive guidance and answers to life's questions in it's pages. I know that if we read each day we will be blessed and will have endless happiness in our lives. I know that God hears and answers our prayers even if He answers them in a way that isn't what we were hoping. I know that if you get on your knees and talk to your Heavenly Father, He will lift you up. He will give you peace, hope, comfort, and love. Prayer is the most amazing tool we have, I mean how amazing is it that we can talk to our Creator and receive answers? I am so thankful for that privilege. I know that God has a plan for us, that everything that happens in our life happens for a reason and that God will pull us through any trial. I know that we are given trials for a reason and that through our trials we will grow more than we ever thought possible. I am thankful that through my trials I have been able to grow closer to my Savior and learn more about myself and this gospel. Trials are essential to our life on this earth but we do not have to go through it alone. We have a Father in Heaven and a Savior who love us eternally. I know that our Savior died for each of us so that we could utilize the atonement and return to live with Him again someday. I know that coming to Christ and repenting of our sins is the only way to live in Celestial glory. Repentance is absolutely real and God's grace and mercy covers anything we've ever done and everything in our lives. No matter what we do, if you come unto Christ with a truly repentant heart, we can be forgiven and be clean again. God's grace can and will save you. I also know that the atonement isn't just for repentance, it is also for comfort because the Savior has felt every single one of our pains and hardships. I know that Jesus Christ understands everything we feel in this life because he knelt in the garden and felt it all. I know that our Father in Heaven will carry us through anything in our life. No matter how down or how worthless we feel, God can save us. He will never leave us alone, He is always there. He will never let you down, He will never let you go if you will just turn to Him. The power of the Savior's atonement is endless and omnipotent. And I am so thankful for the atonement's power in my life. I know that the gospel and this church are the only way to have true happiness. This church brings happiness that nothing else in this world can because the gospel brings happiness that lasts for eternity. The happiness that is felt in the gospel can't even be compared to any kind of temporal or earthly happiness because the happiness brought by the gospel is eternal and perfect. That kind of happiness doesn't just stay for a moment, it stays for an eternity. I am so incredibly thankful to have this church in my life and because of this, I wish to share it with the world because everyone deserves to feel the indescribable happiness that the gospel brings. I know all of this because I have experienced it all in my life. I have read the Book of Mormon and received answers from God. I have used the atonement to feel comfort and to be made clean again. I have been saved by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ when I have been at the lowest point in my life. I have had my prayers answered and received revelation from the Lord. I have felt the eternal joy that this church brings. I have felt God carry me through the toughest times in my life. And sometimes, those toughest times are the best things that have ever happened to us because we are able to find our true selves and come to better know Heavenly Father's love for us. I could never deny any of these things because I have seen them at work in my life. I could never doubt because I have felt the spirit and the Holy Ghost has made these things known to me. I know that if we put our full trust in God, He will never let us down. He has more power than we can imagine (Mosiah 5:2). He loves us with unconditional and everlasting love. It's a kind of love that nothing can compare to. I have felt His love and continue to feel it everyday; it is truly the most wonderful feeling. I know that I am a child of God and a daughter of a King. I am so blessed. I have so much to be grateful for and I am so proud to be a member of this amazing church. There is no doubt in my mind that this church is true. I love the gospel and I love my Father in Heaven and my Savior Jesus Christ.

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