Friday, October 12, 2012

I Am A Mormon.

In light of the 2012 election upon us, there has been much news concerning the faith of the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney.  He is a Mormon.  So am I.  The official name of the church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Mormon is just a nick-name, coming from  an ancient prophet living in the Americas who compiled the history of the people the Savior came to after his resurrection, and also the history of the people hundreds of years before he came.

For some reason, our religion is "peculiar" to some. We are different.  We stand out.  Some even consider us being part of a cult.  I would refer anyone who questions the possibility of us belonging to a cult to this  article:  Seven Reasons Why the Mormon Faith Is Not a Cult. I have always believed the most honest way to find out about our religion is to simply ask someone who IS a member of our faith.  

Recently, our church held a large conference for all its members, and anyone else who desired to watch or listen.  It is held every 6 months, and talks are given by leaders of the church, both men and women, many of whom are from different countries around the world.  This is my favorite time of year, to sit with my family and listen to the words of a living prophet to guide and instruct us on what we need to hear for our time, in our day.  I always come away feeling uplifted, encouraged and emboldened.  One of my favorite talks is found here.  It talks about how I should not be ashamed to be a Mormon.  And I'm not.  I would invite anyone who wants to know more about the church to go here where you will find much information about our faith.  

I know we have a living prophet on the earth this day, Thomas S. Monson, as was had in New Testament times.  The church of Jesus Christ has been restored, and we invite all to learn more about where we came from, why we are here, and where we will go when we die.

Since I started blogging back in March of 2011, I have noticed many visitors from around the world who have come across my blog.  I wonder who you are, how you found it, and what your thoughts are in this troubled world we live in.  How do you cope with today's challenges?  We are all in this battle together, but it's not a battle that we have to fight alone. With the strength of many, we can conquer whatever comes our way.