My Favorite Scripture
This is my favorite scripture because it helps me remember that the Lord helps us gain confidence, and if we follow His path, He will bless us and be at our side
Livio de Rosa, Italy
My Testimony on Sharing the Gospel
Sharing the gospel with others is a great and marvelous work. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will guide us if we are faithful and sincere in sharing the gospel. Don’t hesitate to share what we know is true; don’t feel that our friends or parents will get angry if we share the gospel with them. Remember, we as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are responsible to share the truth with those souls who are now lost and trying to find the iron rod.
Rose Ann Polintan, Philippines
Learning about the Gospel
Neeteti T. Raabaua, Kiribati
As a young girl I was brought up by good and wonderful parents in a humble home with my four siblings. Our parents loved us, and we loved them too. They wanted the best for all of us, even though they couldn’t afford everything we wanted. They worked hard so we could be happy.
When I was older, I moved away to attend a Church school in my country, Kiribati. My dad advised me to get a good education so I could have a good job and help support my family. After attending the Church school for a little while, I was baptized.
One of the first things I did as a member of the Church was read the Book of Mormon. Reading it helped strengthen my testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith. I learned that if the Book of Mormon is the word of God, then Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true Church upon the earth. I shared my beliefs with my family, and a few years later my mother, brother, and sister were baptized.
The gospel of Jesus Christ has changed my life and given me the desire to serve God and help those who are not of our faith. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to serve a mission and work to bring souls unto God.
I Wasn’t Nervous Anymore
Boris Antúnez, Chile
We were going to hand out pamphlets to find missionary referrals for our stake youth conference activity. I had been reading For the Strength of Youth. When the activity began, I tossed it back on the table where I had found it. But the thought occurred to me that I should take it with me. So I picked it up and put it in my scriptures.
We were all nervous about talking to strangers about the gospel, but when we stopped to talk to a woman hanging laundry in her yard, she was very friendly and took one of our pamphlets. During the conversation she told us about her concerns for her family. One son in particular was struggling with drugs and other problems. We did our best to console her, then moved on.
A few minutes later I opened my scriptures. When I saw my For the Strength of Youth pamphlet, I remembered what the woman had said about her son and felt like I should go back. I wasn’t nervous anymore.
We found the woman still outside. I told her I had something she might like. I explained about the standards our youth follow and gave her the pamphlet to read with her son. I could tell it made her happy. She called her son outside, and we were able to set up an appointment for both of them with the missionaries.
I felt like a missionary! It was great to have the opportunity to teach and maybe help this young man. I know it was the Holy Ghost who told me to take that pamphlet with me.
Illustration by Paul Mann