Learning the Value of a Testimony

The word “testimony” looms large in the vocabulary of Latter-Day-Saints. We are frequently reminded by our leaders that having, and maintaining a vibrant testimony is essential to our salvation. The importance of a testimony is highlighted by the fact that each month, one Sunday meeting is set apart for the “bearing” of testimonies.

At these monthly Fast and Testimony Meetings members stand and bear witness that they have a testimony of the truthfulness of the church.

Whence cometh a testimony?

A testimony is very personal, very sacred, and is a gift. Experience teaches that a testimony is acquired in various ways. In general terms members refer to the source of their testimony in one of three ways:

1. I was born with a testimony

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