I've never written my beliefs down on this blog. Not because I wasn't sure, or was ashamed or avoiding, but because I'm usually silly or sarcastic on this blog and there is nothing silly or sarcastic about my testimony. However, I attended an institute class the other night led by a director of the More Good Foundation. He talked a lot about the LDS presence on the web and the importance of having positive LDS websites and discussions to counteract the anti-Mormon stuff out there. They're making huge strides in youtube, facebook and lots of other sites, but he encouraged everyone to play some role. It inspired me to do my part, however small. So.
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that I am a child of God, my Heavenly Father. He knows me personally. He knows who I am, what I want to become, what I feel and He wants the best for me. I know I can talk to Him through prayer and that He will listen to me because He loves me and cares for me. I know His Son, Jesus Christ, is my Savior and my brother. He came to earth, He established His church, He performed miracles, He gave us the greatest example of all, and then He chose to suffer for my sins, for my pain and for that of all the world. Because He loves us. And He wants us to return to live with Him again. I know that His church exists on this earth today and is led by President Thomas S. Monson who receives direct revelation from our Heavenly Father to teach us and guide us through this life. I know Joseph Smith was the Prophet of the restoration and it's because of his faith and his work that we have the Church, the Book of Mormon and all the blessings that come with it. I know my family can be together forever; not just in this life but in the life to come and we can receive that blessing in the temple.
I know I am a Child of God. I am important to Him, and I have a role on this earth.