December 3, 2018


Bismarck, North Dakota


Sister Stout

So much to say, so little time...

This week has been kind of crazy and I don't have time to explain it all, so I just wanted to share my testimony with you. Don't worry I'm doing great!

I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father. I know that God is the Father of our spirits and that He sent us here to earth so that we could experience growth and ultimately return to live with Him again. I am grateful that He has given us this gospel so that we can learn and have a direction for where we need to go. The gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed me so much and it has truly changed the way that I live, the way that I make decisions, and my attitude about the experiences that I am given. I have seen this gospel bless my relationships with others, especially my family, because as we center ourselves on Jesus Christ, we are given additional strength and love in all that we do. I am grateful for Jesus Christ and for the sacrifice that He made for each one of us. One of my favorite ways to say it is that His Atonement wasn't for ALL of us, but it was for EACH of us. Even if I was the only person on earth, He still would have made that sacrifice for me. I am grateful that because of Jesus Christ, I can place my burdens on Him. I have felt the added strength that has brought me in times of trial. I have seen how this gospel changes people and brings more light into their lives. I know that The Book of Mormon is true because I have felt its power as I have read it's pages and prayed about the things it has taught. I love The Bible and love that together they teach and testify about Jesus Christ and the miracles that He works in our life. I am grateful to know that Jesus Christ's church is on the earth today and that we can return to our Father in Heaven because we have been given His authority to perform those saving ordinances like baptism. I love my Savior and am grateful for the time that I have to be His servant, and share my testimony with others.

Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

JST Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better things for them through their sufferings, for without sufferings they could not be made perfect.

This is my scripture for the week because of the Joseph Smith Translation. God gives us trials as an opportunity to learn and grow so that we can be made perfect through Christ. This week I have felt prompted to share this scripture for a reason I don't know, but I know that Heavenly Father knows us individually and wants to answer our prayers.

I love you!
Sister Mortensen


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