Converts and mission president speak of changed lives

by | Jun. 09, 2010

What We Believe

The multi-stake BYU-Hawaii missionary fireside opened with the hymn “We Thank Thee Oh God for A Prophet” after which the returned missionaries stood and sang the hymn “Called to Serve.” The fireside on May 23 in the Cannon Activities Center featured President and Sister Peterson, of the Honolulu Hawaii Mission, and two recent converts to the LDS Church.

Kitty Post opened the meeting by telling of her experience as a new convert to the LDS Church. She grew up in China but recently joined the church and said it has changed her behavior. “After I joined the church, I knew God didn’t want me to drink or do anything bad. I am trying to keep the commandments,” she said.

The wife of the mission president, Sister Peterson, spoke next testifying that the worth of souls is great to God. “It is a gospel of love. We can feel their (Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ’s) love for us everyday.”

She also shared a story about how a young woman at a bus stop had an experience that changed her life when she met a woman who is a member of the church named Linda. Once Linda had become friends with her, she invited the young woman, who had lost her job and ended a relationship, to come to Relief Society The young woman had considered suicide as an alternative to continuing life. Her life drastically changed said Sister Peterson quoting the young woman, “because of the love and patience of the Savior I am here today….choosing to be baptized was the best decision I have ever made.”

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