Well since last Testimonial Sunday, I decided that if I just can gather the courage to do it on "THAT" Sunday, I will post it in my blog Monday morning and I will call it "Testimonials Monday" why not? can I do that?
Anyway, I have the KNOWLEDGE of truthfulness of the church, I believe that my faith went from a believer to a "knower" of the gospel; the Summer I went to Palmyra and received a personal, Very Real, revelation of the things I had never seen but I deeply believed. I can't say it enough that the church is true, and the teachings within it, without reviving the moment I realized it myself.
I don't expect you to believe me, I expect you to question it; to look at my faith with skepticism; to challenge my believes, and to criticize what I do and don't do, "BUT" I would like you to open your mind and your heart while you do it, and perhaps to give a prayer before your journey across my faith.
If you pray to have an open mind and heart, a sense of peace and understanding might fill you in, and your questions would be answer. I say it might because all depends on your prayer.
I was introduced to the church at a younger age and thought the basics, soon after I moved on and the church was not longer in my life. Many years later I returned to the church, and I was happy but as I learned more about it, my questions, challenges and skepticism grew. I was there where you are right now, it only took a sincere prayer, and open mind and a contrite spirit to received the revelation I was looking for.
I didn't see God or Jesus Christ, through the Spirit of revelation I saw what I needed to see, felt what it was there to feel, and learned what it was there for me to learn.
Now I have the knowledge that I'm here for a purpose, perhaps I haven't figure it out yet but I'm working on it. I know that the church is true, the teachings are there to guide us to our Heavenly Father, I know of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and I'm grateful for it, because it will allow me, and my family to return to our Father in Heaven as a Forever Family.
I leave my Testimony in the name of Jesus Christ