Heavenly Father has richly blessed me with a wonderful husband, three daughters, three step-daughters, two grandchildren, five sugar gliders, two amazing cats–one is a Bengal and the other a Cheetoh, twenty-seven chickens, five bunnies, numerous wild pheasants and quail, plus all the other wild creatures that live on our land. Yes–I love animals.
However, the love of my life is Jesus Christ, my Savior! He did for me what I could not do for myself. He gained forgiveness for all of my sins! Every breath I take is in praise of my Savior, my Lord and my God!
I spent 36 years not knowing how to gain this forgiveness that comes only through belief in the shed blood of Jesus. I was born and raised in a prominent Mormon family and married in the Temple. All my life I was taught by LDS leaders that gaining forgiveness was dependent upon my own actions and works. For many years I struggled with the process of repentance only to fail over and over again.
Praise the Lord that He sent a Christian neighbor into my life. She was only six years old but she enticed me to come with her to church and hear the truth! I learned that even though I failed time and again, Jesus never once failed and He lived a perfect life for me–in my place! The day I learned about my complete forgiveness through His shed blood was November 11th, 1994! The moment I believed in this forgiveness, I received it (Acts 10:43). Today, nearly 14 years later, I still live every moment in awesome thankfulness to Jesus!
When I was Mormon I was a “Latter-day Saint” by name. Now that I have been made perfect through faith in Christ Jesus, I am a Saint, and I live in the latter days. I have a strong testimony of the truthfulness of God’s living Prophets and Apostles. I love to compare their Words (fruits) with the words (fruits) of Mormon Prophets and Apostles, especially those found in Relief Society/Priesthood and Gospel Doctrine lessons. I take to heart Christ’s words stating that God literally speaks to us when we read His God-breathed scripture (Matthew 22:29-32). It’s so amazing to receive personal revelation from Heavenly Father whenever we need Him!
God has placed in my heart an unquenchable passion to share my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ with Mormons. I invite you to join me as I boldly write of the wonderful and unconditional gifts that Jesus and Heavenly Father have given to us, especially complete forgiveness through Jesus!
“Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen!” (Revelation 1:5-6)
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