I met with the missionaries frequently during a period of 3 weeks. We would meet like 3 or 4 times a day. During this time, Eloy was preparing to serve a mission, he would be leaving for the MTC on February 2. As I continued to take the lessons, he would tell me to send him pictures of my baptism. Little did he know... hehehe... I actually got baptized 2 days before he left. I have a conversion story on my computer... maybe I'll post it later.
Within the first year, I went inactive but then I started going back to church about 7 months later. That was the first Christmas that Eloy was gone... and he know I wasn't doing well. He called me on Christmas day and put me in my place! From there on out, I did fine. I went back to church, started meeting new people, and gained a very strong testimony on why I need Heavenly Father in my life. I've met some of the most amazing people these past 4 years. The Bogren's- I LOVE THEM! Everyone from TMC (The Mormon Crew...lol) , The Doughty's, The Reed's, The Campbell's, The Romero's, and the list goes on and on. The great thing about these people is they are just like me. They all know what I know... probably more!
And the answer is... HOW HAVEN'T I?
My testimony is indestructible.
How grateful am I, to have the true gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. How grateful and I, for my eternal companion, who has been by my side, through the whole time, from baptism to eternal marriage. Because of the gospel, I have a stronger love for my family. My mom, my Dad, and my sisters. I feel like I value them more now than ever! How grateful am I for The Temple. For the opportunity it gives me to serve my Heavenly Father and to be able to have an eternal family. I know that it is the home of the Lord. I know that this church is true. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and as we have a living prophet on the earth today. And I know that my redeemer lives.
I cried while writing this...