Today I have been mEdlem in the Church of Jesus Christ of SDH for 20 Years! The 26 Mars 1995 was the day I was baptized! Just thought if I could easily share my story: I was born 1978 by young parents (also has an older sister born 1975). Our parents divorced 1982 and I had to grow up with my dad. I was well there and was with my mother two weekends a month. Both of my parents got married and we had many more siblings. 1985 came to my mother's husband (A) in contact with a man who told me he was mormon (R). A invited this man to hang out, an interest arose from his faith with my mother in particular. Additional members of his congregation visited us, and finally also the missionaries. In December 1985, my mother was baptized, when she never had any doubt that this must be the truth. As for me, it took a few years. In that way, I could come to church almost every other Sunday. I do not really remember what I liked at the time. You only do what you see your parents do and do not think so much about it. When I was in my teens, I began to volunteer on activities in the church, even when I was with my father. I can remember that I felt a warmth and a community that I did not feel elsewhere. It felt great to be there. But I lived another life too, as I had no direct thought of giving up. Me and my friends used to use a raw language, and sometimes they often used alcohol and cigarettes at 13, 14, 15. As I continued to church, and in January 1995, there would be a Bolliad in Borlänge (where I lived and still boron). My friends in the church wanted me to come along and I thought it was okay just because it was at home so I could go home and sleep. So I was anyway on the days there and during testimony meeting last day I experienced any as I had never been through; my heart was beating so fast and my tears just rolled down my cheeks because of the absolutely fantastic feeling that met all of me, I could not stop crying the whole day and my heart cried out that I have to baptize me, this is true. I sought no because I thought I had it good as I was, but after this experience I simply could not go on without making a change. I felt in my heart that this gospel as these people testified, was true. I needed to baptize me! So two and a half months later, where I was baptized. My father would have liked me to wait until I was of age but my mother and I received help from above to persuade him. Both of my parents, my bonusmor, my grandmother and all my siblings was on my baptism. One of my brothers who have never been to church earlier was strongly influenced by the spirit and later asked his mother why he was crying at the baptism! She could not answer that but I said it was the Holy Spirit who testified for him that what I did was right .It was an amazing day of my life. Being able to feel completely clean and happy! I have since received many testimonies that God, our Heavenly Father lives and that Jesus Christ is his restored kingdom here on earth. I have during these years 20 not doubted the gospel once! My testimony has certainly been less burning in me because I might not be a prayer or reading the scriptures as I should, or because they erred. Entrusted all those amazing feelings that spirit can give us this is still a belief, that is why we are here on earth to Believe! Faith is something we choose and I choose to believe in it every day because it's so amazing and it feels so true! As if everything and fall into place. Jesus says in the Bible to his apostles; oxå will you leave me? Then answered Simon Peter; Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life !. It's so I can feel; To whom shall I go ?.
No, it will suffice for this time. Thank you all who read, hope it in some way may have reinforced your testimony !?