I was just thinking today about all the wonderful blessings that come from being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was asked by a friend via Facebook (find me here! then ADD ME!) why I left [my previous] church. I responded with: I didn't agree with how the church was run (true) and that I realized that I didn't agree with some of the teachings (alas tis true again!).
Now don't get me wrong, MOST of the people I knew at that church were genuinely nice. Most of them. But some of them were just mean and hateful, especially against Mormons. My old pastor had sermons-a-plenty against the LDS church, something that always bugged me.
But back to the things I LOVE about being LDS:
•We have the RESTORED GOSPEL!! Enough said!
•We have the all important Priesthood Authority, which enriches and blesses lives.
•Relief Society: best society to be apart of (better than any sorority I know of for sure!).
•AWESOME FOOD. Um Hello??! OBVI. nomnomnomnom. Just stuff your face at linger longer and the potlucks. You won't even be judged by the guys. the food is amazing.
•Love. It's the center of the Gospel of Christ.
•My understanding of the Atonement and of God. We just got out of a lesson with the Elders about who God is, and this was so important for me to understand.
•Missionaries. I freaking LOVE the missionaries. What other Christian church do you know that has upwards of 59,000 YOUNG ADULTS serving God around the world?? That's right? NONE! Woot woot.
•Our beloved Prophet. His words are from God, I know that's true.
•family is forever (Eternal blessings).
•everyone is unpaid; everything is done voluntarily. My old church had MAJOR issues with this. All of the bishops in our stakes have jobs, as do the Authorities. Why should you live off of others, when you can work AND serve? If I'm not mistaken I think the only ones who are paid a stipend are the Prophet and the 1st and 2nd counselor (Presidents Eyring and Uchtdorf).
If I'm wrong, the church is still true.
•INSTITUTE!!! I love it.
•ward family. There's nothin' like it!
•General Conference. ERMAHGERSHHH! It's my favorite time of the year!
Hmmmm I'm sure I can list about 100+ more things, but I'm real hungry. So I'm gonna go eat. :)
have a good night, all!