Book of Mormon Stories that my teacher tells to me....
Over the years, I come to know that the things I believe in are true. Through certain experiences, and through certain understandings, I know they are true.
I could say all the typical stuff like the hope the church brings, or the message of Jesus Christ, or the peace, but I won't. One of the most simple reasons I am mormon is my family. (if you are not mormon you have to understand that families are a center point of the church). My dad is my best friend, I have been able to work with him at his job since the time that I was 13 till now. I love working with my dad. I love mt. biking with my dad, I love camping and hiking with my dad. I love the fact that when my friend Ed and I came up to his work to go hiking, he took off for a couple of hours to hike with us. And of course I love to ski with him. Not many dads his age ski as good as him. I love sitting on the chairlift and talking with him. I love the way he is like a 10 year old kid when he is with my nieces. I love the fact that absolutely NOTHING is more important to him then his family.
As for my mom, she is amazing, She spends so much time doing things for the neighbors, she visits people who are sick or in the hospital, she sends birthday cards to everyone in the neighborhood. She always has a warm meal for my dad and clean clothes, and never does she spout off about womans lib. She is more then happy to tend to her family. Still to this day I get a plate of food to take home with me, and I get phone calls at 6:30 in the morning telling me there is a wreck on the freeway. So for this love of two wonderful people is one of the reasons I am mormon. I could not bare the thought that at death it would all end. The simple message of the church is that families can be together forever. And this gives me hope, and it gives me reason to be the best person I can be, and gives me reason get up when I have been knocked down, and to throw away the very selfish desires that plague me, and make me want to be more like our Father in Heaven.
And this is where I am at in my life. And I am truely happy.
Merry Christmas to everyone!