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13 LDS Youth Share Short, Powerful Testimonies About Why They Believe and Belong to the Church

MR says: These young men and young women are spiritual giants who are showing us just how much we have to learn from the up-and-coming generation!

President Thomas S. Monson has taught that today's Youth are "some of our Heavenly Father’s strongest children, and He has saved you to come to the earth 'for such a time as this' (Esther 4:14)." (The Ensign, May 2009). Similarly, President Gordon B. Hinckley taught, "You are the best generation we have ever had. You know the gospel better. You are more faithful in your duties. You are stronger to face the temptations which come your way." (The Ensign, November 2003, 82)

We invited some of our Youth in Aggieland to share their testimonies of why they believe and why they belong in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and we were blown away by the powerful things they shared. We know you will feel the Spirit as you read these statements of faith from Latter-day Saint Youth:

“I belong because I am a sinner along with everyone else, and I have accessed the Atonement to make myself whole. Jesus Christ is the reason that we belong. He connects all of us through His saving grace and His eternal sacrifice. I believe because through my journey in life of trying to become more like the Savior, I have felt God's love for me and all those around me. The Atonement has filled me with love and compassion, and as I pray, I can feel that. Because of this there is no doubt in my mind that this Church is true. Through my developing my relationship with God, I believe.” –Jaylen
“I believe with all my heart that there is a God, he loves us, and he sent his only begotten Son to die for us. Every morning when I wake to sunlight streaming through my windows, I believe. Every time the skies turn grey and little droplets of glistening rain fall to the earth, I believe. When I see a bee buzzing around a flower, or feel a gust of wind blow my hair, I believe. God made this planet and all of its beauty for his children. I believe from the feeling I get when I look at the places and people surrounding me, from learning about the stars in class to seeing a fellow student help pick up the dropped books of another. There is so much proof of God’s existence in the world around us. He has not hidden it from us, but it is our job to learn how to see it. I believe, I know, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church. How can you not when you experience the happiness of getting baptized, the redemption of repentance, and the reverence of a priesthood blessing?” –Kate 
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