Disciple of Christ
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (learn more about my church by clicking here) and a devout follower of Jesus Christ. I am grateful for my Savior and know that it is through His Infinite Atonement that my family and I enjoy the peace and happiness that we have in our lives today. In my efforts to help my oldest son, Jonathan, find healing from his addictions, I gained a strong testimony that Jesus Christ is the master healer not only from sin and sorrow, but also from all illnesses and addictions.
My faith in Jesus Christ’s miraculous healing power was solidified when my son, Matthew, had to have emergency brain surgery on February 25, 2017 to save his life. Two days earlier, Matt suffered a severe concussion while playing basketball, which caused a massive brain bleed. Not everyone has the privilege to see a miracle in real life, but with a Priesthood blessing and the faith and prayers of thousands around the world, I watched in awe at Matt’s miraculous healing. As his brain surgeon said at Matt’s last appointment, “You are a walking miracle.” (Read the full story here)
I am grateful to a member of my church because it inspires me to have “faith, hope, and charity” (1 Corinthians 13:13), to “be of good cheer” (John 16:33), and to “patiently endure trials” (James 5:11). I gain great strength by studying both the Bible and the Book of Mormon every day because these scriptures enlighten my mind and teach me how to truly follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. I thoroughly enjoy belonging to a church that continually shows me how to “love one another.”
A new commandment I give unto you,
That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples,
if ye have love one to another.
—John 13: 34-35
I also appreciate belonging to my church because it testifies of the eternal nature of families. Because of the sealing power of the Priesthood, an ordinance that is performed within a Holy Temple (learn more about temples by clicking here), I believe I will be together with my husband and family throughout eternity. I know that the beautiful bonds of love and loyalty, which we as a family are working so diligently to develop while on this earth, will not end at death but will continue into the next life also.