“Having not grown up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, finding a relationship with God was something that in the beginning, at least for me, seemed easier said than done. Attending church never became a habit until age 16, when I found interest in religion. My family and I began attending churches in our community, each preaching the importance of a relationship with God, but not much detail expounding upon the subject. After some friends invited me to attend a Latter-day Saint service, I immediately felt that was where I needed to be.
“My testimony is that God is our real Father in Heaven. He has a plan for us, both collectively and individually. That plan is centered around families, beginning with and finding a foundation upon a sacred and solemn marriage between a man and a woman. Jesus Christ is the literal Son of our Heavenly Father. His atoning sacrifice allows us to be united as families forever. Living like Christ and using His atonement regularly shape us and molds us so that the finished product mirrors the image of God.
“The best part is that anyone can know these things. Anyone can know that Jesus really died for us. Anyone can know that God still cares about us enough to speak to us through prophets like Moses. Anyone can know the reality of the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The greatest journeys in life often begin with simple questions. The answers I’ve found as a Latter-day Saint have shaped me into the man I am today, and have given me that relationship with my Savior that I was looking for. For these things I am forever thankful.” – Jimmy Lewis (Salt Lake City, Utah) Check out his blog, The Mormon Life