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Although His time is not always our time, we can be sure that the Lord keeps His promises. For any of you who now feel that He is hard to reach, I testify that the day will come that we all will see Him face to face. Just as there is nothing now to obscure His view of us, there will be nothing to obscure our view of Him. We will all stand before Him, in person." — Henry B. Eyring
When I started working, I had less time for the church and had been away on most Sundays, I also had been inconsistent in my prayers and scripture study. I prioritized Him the least and had always been giving greater importance on my career. Unknowingly, I had been slowly taking steps on the midst of darkness until I completely fell and don't know how to come back up again.
I was drowned on depths of pain and misery but He was there. Despite of everything I've done, He was there. He had never forsaken me, through His servant He made me feel how much He loves and cares for me. I had never felt the power of the Atonement this marvelous in my life until now. This leader had been always by my side and reminded me of my worth. He motivated me to be better than who I was.
So, answering the question in why did all of this happen to me? It's because of Him. He wanted me to develop greater faith on Him and testimony on His Atonement. He wanted me to be humble and to not esteem myself too high above others. He wanted me to fully rely on Him always and to the Savior.
He chastened me because He loves me.
Hardships and challenges in life serve us our refiner's fire to mold us to be better than who we are. As Pres. Monson said, "Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty". I am not 'The Ideal Mormon Girl' anymore, I had lots of flaws and imperfections but I have the Perfect Father and Awesome Savior who would teach me how to be the best version of myself.
— Alyssa Keith Bona DP
Kalibo 2nd Ward, Kalibo Stake
I didn't expect that there were still missionaries visting my mom. She and my elder sister were baptized first and my mom became less active. That time, I became acquainted with the missionaries and they taught me about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I had so many questions in life and the missionaries were very helpful to me. I felt the love of Heavenly Father through them. On November 13, 2016, I was baptized and it was the happiest day of my life. I told myself that someday I will soon have a name tag pinned on me and serve a full-time mission.
I told my father about my desire to serve a mission. But he wanted me to find a job instead, so I can help provide the needs for the family. I prayed that someday I could serve a mission. Gladly, in July 2017, my dad gave me permission to go.
I was so happy. But 4 days after that time, he passed away. I was so down. But God gave me comfort and I felt His love for me and my family. I moved with my aunt to Vigan and I submitted my mission papers here.
I'm grateful for all the people who, in one way or another, have helped me and strengthened me. I am assigned to serve in Philippines Butuan Mission.
— LDs Marjorie Salientes
Vigan 1 Branch, Vigan District