“A child’s prayer”

I think the craziest moment in any adamant atheist’s life is the discovery that there is a God.

Maybe equally shocking is the wave of unconditional love and happiness you feel when you accept Heavenly Father and recognize the atonement of His son, Jesus Christ.

I am so thankful to have been able to experience this affection and read the truth of past and present prophets. The most astonishing moment, for me, was but a whisper in the lives of many who have always known of God’s sincerity and presence.

Nevertheless yesterday I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and today I was confirmed in front of my ward.

It is such an amazing feeling to know that there is something bigger than you, that there is a plan in action, and that you have a purpose. I cannot put into words how at peace I feel and how genuinely happy I am having made this covenant with Heavenly Father.

I am equally as grateful for the amazing family I have made here in Utah and the support they continue to offer me. I am grateful for the strangers who pass me with a smile on their faces. I am grateful for the people I have yet to meet but whom God will place in my path for a reason.

There are many people who question my actions in getting baptized, but the beauty of my decision is that it is mine and mine alone. My baptism is a promise between myself and my Heavenly Father, not between Him and I and another.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to know more about the Church — as I said before good and bad — but I know this Church is true and I know that I have made the right decision.

So thank you to everyone who has played a part in my journey thus far, thank you for encouraging me to learn and discover the truth for myself, and thank you for continuing to support me in my present and future endeavors. For you mean the world to me.

“And now as I said concerning faith—faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.”

Alma 32:21


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