My Testimony

I know I am a daughter of a Heavenly King.  I know someday I will return to Him.  I know my Heavenly Father is all knowing and all loving.  I know that He has a plan for me.  I know I was sent to Earth to see if I would choose to obey His Laws and make covenants with Him.  I know if I honor my covenants I can return to live with him again.

Jesus Christ is my Savior and my Friend.  He is the Son of God.  He gives me victory unconditionally over physical death through His Resurrection that I may claim an immortal body.  He also provides me a way that I may overcome my sins.  By exercising faith and repenting I may claim the fruits of His Atonement, and be clean.  Christ has unconditional love, peace, joy and hope for me (and you).  Turning to Him is the answer to all my problems.

I know my Heavenly Father is a parent who speaks to His children today.  To that end I know the Heavens are not silent.  God speaks to his children as a whole through prophets.  I know Joseph Smith was the first prophet of the Latter-days.  He is the vehicle the Lord used to restore His truth on the Earth.  God continues to speak today through His current prophet Thomas S. Monson.  I know prophets speak truth.  I know they are the head of God's church today.  I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that church.  The Church operates through priesthood keys and continuing revelation.

I know that through Joseph Smith the Book of Mormon was translated.  I know that it is a book about Christ.  It has taught me how to come unto Jesus Christ and receive the blessings of the Atonement.  I accept the Book of Mormon as truth and, along with the Bible, look to it as my ultimate source of all truth.

I know that Heavenly Father as provided me with a priceless gift; the Holy Ghost.  This is the third member of the Godhead.  He works with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to help me progress through my mortal existence on Earth.  As a Spirit He testifies to me of truth and warns me of danger.  He is my constant companion that I strive to keep with me at all times by keeping God's commandments and honoring my covenants.

I know that my family unit can be an eternal family.   We have made covenants, or promises to each other, in holy temples.  If we honor these promises to each other we can be an eternal family.  My family is my utmost responsibility. 

Just as I know that I have a Father and Savior who offer me Life Eternal, I also know that I have an enemy who seeks to destroy me, my family and all that is good and holy in this world.  I know our world is filled with evil, and Satan is the author of it.

I know however, that God is all knowing and merciful.  He will not abandon me.  If I turn to Christ I may find peace, hope, comfort, and direction as I navigate my life.  I know that when I pray and study the scriptures daily I find the answers I need to be successful and spiritually aligned with God.