Times flies in the service of the Lord.  That’s where I’ve been or the past three years.  Imperfect and stumbling, I’ve been helping to progress the work ever forward, growing Heavenly Father’s Kingdom.  That’s where I’ve been ever since my baptism that occurred on March 7th 2010 or three years ago today when I was made a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

With the elders before my baptism

With the elders before my baptism

Still it’s hard to believe that three years have past.  Yet, they have, and here I am, the better for it.

Prior to three years ago, I was lost and searching.  Now I’m found.

Three years ago, newly baptized, I was leaning on one miraculous experience to get me through each moment in my new found spirituality.  Now my testimony has been built, solidified, and strengthened by several years of experience.

Three years ago, I hardly knew a single person in the ward.  Now this ward is my family.

Three years ago, I had no responsibility for anyone else in the Church.  Now two important positions fall to me each week.

Three years ago I didn’t know how to pray.  Now I get down on my knees each morning and night to have a personal conversation with my Father in Heaven.

Three years ago, I didn’t know who I was in the divine sense.  Now I know myself to be a daughter of a divine being I call my HeaveLy Father who knows me personally and loves me unconditionally.

I am so so grateful for Christ’s gospel and that I found His true Church.  It’s brought me so much joy, peace, comfort, and perspective. It brought be closer to my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ. I’m eternally grateful for my decision I made three years ago today! ♥

The Second Coming

Christ’s Love

About Lauren

Lauren believes that life can be full of joy and gratitude especially in the face of life's toughest trials. A highly creative person, the 31-year-old has a background in web & graphic design, musical theater, competitive improvisation, film production, and Alternate Reality Games. She is passionate about creative writing and is working on the final drafts of two science fiction novels. As a graduate of Landmark Education she has developed herself personally and professionally allowing her to powerfully create the life that she wants. After being diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases including Myasthenia Gravis and Sjogren's Syndrome, she adapted to new limitations while also discovering new interests and creative outlets that have given her life renewed purpose. Although she was raised Jewish, she converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her faith helped her to endure and even flourish.