Testimony

    On her deathbed, my grandmother looked me in the eyes and told me that my decision to serve a mission was one of the best choices I had ever made in my life
    “What can I do to develop a soft and contrite heart?”
    “Attention! I have a testimony!” (Allen Schauerhamer)
    I felt that my decision to visit my mother earlier than planned was prompted by the Holy Ghost.
    Come, Follow Me is restoring responsibility to us in our own homes. In brief, through daily study sessions begun with prayer, we read and learn together—teaching and testifying to one another.
    Early in the week that I teach Primary, I send a text to parents about a principle I will be focusing on.
    “He wasn’t putting on Christ’s whole armor—and neither are you, Gary!”
    “This work is moving forward at an accelerated pace. I can just hardly wait to bounce out of bed each morning and see what the day will bring.” (President Russell M. Nelson)
    After 2 ½ years of quiet, I was able to stand in fast and testimony meeting in July 2019 and use my voice to testify of a loving Heavenly Father.
    I am standing in holy places as I endure trials and afflictions in the service of God.
    In the past we read the scriptures, now we are starting to study them together, and it has been such a blessing.
    President Nelson’s counsel and my subsequent study of “The Living Christ” have helped me focus my thoughts and nourished my worship of Jesus as our living Redeemer.