I choose to believe.
As an eight-year old child sitting in Primary, I learned about being baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. At that time my sweet mother had been taking me and my siblings to church every week. My father was not a member but, was supportive of our activity. Choosing to be baptized came with mixed emotions when I understood that my father would not be able to baptize me. My best friends were being baptized by their fathers and it was a painful realization.
I decided to start praying every night that my father would join the church so that even if he could not baptize me, he could baptize my younger brother and sister. That fervent prayer was answered and the following year, my father chose to be baptized. A year after his baptism we were sealed as a family in the Salt Lake Temple.
Heavenly Father answers prayers.
There have been many times in my life that I have witnessed prayers answered for myself, family and friends. Sometimes those answers come in unexpected ways. I am grateful for the testimony I have of our Heavenly Father’s eternal plan and desire to have us all return to Him. I know he loves each one of us and is willing to bless us with miracles, guidance and inspiration as we kneel in humble prayer to communicate with Him through our Savior, Jesus Christ.
One of my favorite scriptures is 3 Nephi 27:29
“Therefore, ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; for he that asketh, receiveth; and unto him that knocketh, it shall be opened.”