Hi i am 19 years old and from Kazakhstan! I got baptized last year! I have some questions to you! I am having some problems with my mom and She is a very strong muslim and she is pretty against for that I am a mormon! She does not want me to go to the church and soon I am going to study at univeristy but where i am going there is no our church and it makes me so sad! I need your advice! Thanks! ~ Dear Miss Mormon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hi i am 19 years old and from Kazakhstan! I got baptized last year! I have some questions to you! I am having some problems with my mom and She is a very strong muslim and she is pretty against for that I am a mormon! She does not want me to go to the church and soon I am going to study at univeristy but where i am going there is no our church and it makes me so sad! I need your advice! Thanks!

Dear friend,

First congrats on hitting your year mark as a member of the church! That's so exciting! I've seen what a hard road joining the church can be and the bravery and faith that's required, kudos to you, I'm really proud of you.

I've found that some people just don't agree with what we believe, and that's fine. Really, the gospel of Jesus Christ as I understand it to be, is not about winning the argument, or having the last word, its about finding the truth God wants us to discover and then living it to the best of our abilities.

As you hold to your standards your family and friends will at least respect you for your morals and values. As you stand firm, I think Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (the apostle) would welcome you into a circle that can only be correctly and effectively described as discipleship. In the book of Acts in the bible, chapter four; Peter and John are arrested and beaten for talking about Christ. When being released, the council "commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus and let them go." The next verse is one of my favorites, it says:

vs.41 And they departed from the presence of the council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name"

At times in your life you may face similar "councils" or opposition, its is in those moments that you will feel Peter and John standing next to you as you stand tall and in defense of what you know to be true.

In 2004 the state of Florida was hit by 3 hurricanes in a row--yeah...3. A member of the church lived across the street from the Orlando temple. As the first hurricane hit, he peeked out his front window, curious about how the temple was doing and what damage there would be. He told me because of what he saw, he would never recommend looking outside during a hurricane. It was blacker than black, all the power was out for miles and everything looked as though it had been swallowed up in the darkness. Just then as this man looked toward the temple, one by one lights started to come on and in the midst of this terrible, awful storm the temple became a beacon of light to the world.

President Monson said recently: "If you want to give a light to others you have to glow yourself". No matter where you go or who you're with, even in the darkest of places, make sure you're doing what you're suppose to so you can be a light for others.

Read your scriptures, pray, keep all the commandments and the Lord will find ways to reach you wherever you are. You are never alone, I'll stand with you and Christ will stand with you forever and always wherever you go.

With much love,
Miss Mormon




1 comments:

  1. This comment might come thru as a duplicate... my apologies if that happens.
    A small group of us who cannot always get to the chapel to attend meetings and classes have an arrangement to Skype into those events, so that even if we don't get to actually partake of the sacrament, each of us still gets to see, hear & learn from the speakers and teachers. We even get to participate in discussions & have opportunities to ask questions. Perhaps there are opportunities along those lines that you might seek out or arrange for yourself?

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