I thought I would share my testimony this week.
I can see the hand of Heavenly Father in my life every day. Just the other day, I was praying for my companion and I had asked for help to know how I might be able to help him out. As I went about the next day, there came a point when it was my turn to pray, as we knelt there in prayer, I listened to the promptings of the Holy Ghost and there were words that came out of my mouth that I normally wouldn't have said, ones that I knew just had to come from a Father in Heaven that knows each and every one of us personally and knows how he can help His children. After the prayer we were then in a short discussion, and as it turns out, he was struggling with something that I had no idea about. As we were able to talk, it turns out that once again, I found that I was saying words that I knew were placed there by the Holy Ghost. We were able to learn from each other and in the end, I felt like I had learned just as much from that time as my companion.
As we are going around trying to visit with people, I know we are placed in just the right path for us to be able to help those out around us. There have been numerous times that one of us has had a prompting to stop by someone and we are able to find them home, and be able to talk with them and see how something major had just happened in there lives and with us showing up at that exact moment was what has changed them from having a hardened heart to gaining a softened heart, one that is able to be molded by the Lord. There was another time that we were in a lesson with an Investigator and they had received a call saying that a brother had passed away. We were able to bare a strong witness of the Plan of Salvation and that God looks after His children. We came to know, that was the perfect time for us to be there.
I feel that The Book of Mormon was sent to us so that we can have a way to learn and understand what God has asked us to do and all the promised blessings that can come from obeying the Commandments. I feel very privileged to have the study time each day to study from the Scriptures and talks from Modern day Prophets and Apostles. I know that God still speaks to us and tells us what we need to know from Modern day Prophets. It is interesting how "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" was given to us in 1995, a good 20 years before the Family Unit became under attack in today's day. If we are able to follow the council of the Prophets, we will be prepared for anything to come. I know Thomas S. Monson to be the Living Prophet of God today.
I know Joseph Smith was able to pray to Heavenly Father in the Sacred Grove. I know he had received a witness of God and Jesus Christ, two distinct individuals, come down and speak to him. I know the fullness of the Gospel was Restored through Joseph. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church of Christ. I know the Priesthood was restored through Joseph Smith and is still on the earth today. I know Joseph Smith to be a Prophet, Seer, and Revelator.
I know Jesus Christ is our Savior. I know He died on the cross, and was risen on the third day so that He could pay for each and every one of our sins. I know He lived a poor life, so that He could provide us with the means to support our selves. I know He provided an example for us on how to live our lives. He was perfect and yet He still was Baptized and received the gift of the Holy Ghost, as an example. He is a perfect teacher. He taught us how to come unto our Father in Heaven. I know He loves us. I know He wants all of us to come back to live with Him and God again. He is our Brother. He will look after us.
I know that Prayer was given to us to talk to our Heavenly Father. I know Scriptures to be the word of God. I know Christ to be our Savior. I know Joseph Smith helped to Restore the true church back to the earth. I know we have Heavenly Parents who love us just like out earthly ones. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen