I love hearing the testimony of those people we are working with! Certainly the highlight for any missionary is to see the testimony and faith of a person develop, and from that to see them accept this gospel and be baptized. I am grateful for those who have shared it in the past, and today I am grateful for Amy and the testimony and conversion she has shared with us. I wanted to share the experience we had in working with her. But more than just what I have to say, I had thought it would be more interesting for you to read her side of things.
We first met Amy in November of 2010. I met Amy through a Mormon.org chat, such as it might look in the window attached. We had talked briefly about tithing and then set up a time to talk more. Some notes I had written from our first talk included things like “helps a child with a tumor,” and “has seen God work in her life.” With the work we do here, I do not feel like we are teaching something brand new to everyone we meet. Rather, from my experience, we are simply able to add to the things which people have. Amy is one example of this. She is someone who came to us already having a relationship and desire to follow God. As she has let the gospel come into her life I have see a greater sense of optimism and joy come from her. I have seen her have a greater desire to learn and follow more closely the example which Jesus Christ gave. As I said, it wasn’t that this was all new for her, but something I feel has grown. I do know this gospel does bring the power of Jesus Christ more centrally into our lives. I see it constantly in my own, and I have seen it with Amy as well.
But, enough of me talking, let me share with you Amy’s perspective on things: