Sunday, 2 September 2007

Samuels first testimony!

As practicing members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we attend church each Sunday. The first Sunday of each month is designated as "fast and testimony meeting". Members fast for the period of two meals and donate the money saved (we are counselled to be generous in this respect) to church humanitarian projects. The main Sunday service is open to the congregation to "share their testimony". This entails sharing their thoughts, feelings and experiences associated with their personal beliefs of the gospel of Jesus Christ with the entire congregation (the meeting in which this happens is called "testimony meeting").

description of "testimony" from

Each testimony meeting, Sammy normally expresses his desire to get up and share his testimony. Normally though he gets nervous and changes his mind. Today though he surprised us all when he told mummy that he wanted to go and then jumped up and walked to the front. After a bit of a pause (like a stunned rabbit in headlights) he whispered to daddy that he wanted to bear his testimony and asked for some help. Daddy then asked him some questions to prompt his response. Firstly that he liked going to church; that he loved his family; that he loved Jesus and that he was trying to be good. He then closed in the proper way and sat down.

Needless to say we are very proud of him- it is a big thing to be willing to stand up in front of a congregation and talk. Hopefully we can continue to foster a desire to grow and progress and keep him growing in the church.

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