I Felt the Power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ When …

Young adults share their experiences applying the Savior’s Atonement.


The Savior Helped Me in Good and Bad Times

Abby McKeon

  • I learned from a young age that repentance brings needed relief from sin.
  • The Atonement could be part of my life in times of trial, joy, heartache, and success.
 


I Learned to Rely on the Lord

Jacob H. Taylor

  • A loving bishop taught me about the role of the Savior’s Atonement to cover weakness, pain, and sorrow, as well as sin.
  • I learned that having a conceptual knowledge of the Savior was not enough—I needed to pray to Heavenly Father and actively repent through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
  • As I did, I grew more obedient to God’s commandments and closer to the Savior.


I Experienced a Change of Heart

Name withheld

  • While on my mission, guilt and sorrow from past transgressions bore me down, so I talked with my mission president and then went home to take time to repent.
  • I began reading the scriptures differently, understanding and applying them.
  • I began to focus my studies on Christ and His Atonement and how His infinite Atonement could redeem my soul, and my guilt left. I felt secure and loved.
  • I learned we need time to repent and can’t make 180-degree changes instantaneously, but because of the Atonement, they can happen completely.


I Felt Hope for the Future

Liliane Soares Moreira

  • When my parents divorced, I felt like my hope for an eternal family had ended.
  • But this trial brought blessings: my mom was baptized, and I got to better know my Savior and feel His love for me.
 


I Learned to Forgive

Dani Lauricella

  • I was having a hard time forgiving someone who had hurt me.
  • I no longer wanted to carry the burden of being sad and angry and pleaded with Heavenly Father to help me. The pain was not gone, but it was now bearable.
  • I learned that the Savior’s Atonement does not just allow us to repent; it also helps us heal.


I Found Comfort in His Resurrection

Amanda Seeley

  • When my grandmother died unexpectedly, I felt Heavenly Father and the Savior reaching out to me in my pain.
  • As I read the words of the prophets, I felt the sweetest peace settle on my heart and knew that because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ my family could be together forever.


His Perfect Atonement

Kasey Hammer

I used to believe
That there was a hole
In Christ’s Atonement—
That He could save everyone—
Except me.

But I was wrong …

There is a
Whole
In Christ’s Atonement
For me
After all.


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