Monday, March 5, 2012
A Worldwide Church
We are moving this summer. We are use to the big city and we are moving to a small town, population of about 6,000. I am excited but also nervous. Yesterday we decided to drive and visit where we would be moving to. It is about 5 hours from our current home. We got up early so we could get to our new church in time. For anyone who doesn't know, we are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, better known as the Mormons. The new ward started at 10 am. It is a very small ward, only about 150 people. Our current ward is over 400. Even the building is small. It is located about 40 minutes from the town we are moving to, in a different state actually. Right now we are about 10-15 minutes from our church, depending on traffic. The whole ward felt different, except it was still a comfortable place to be. That is because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a worldwide church. The gospel is the same. The same principles are being taught from the same material. Even though I have never met anyone in the new ward before, I instantly felt comfortable. There is a fellowship that exists in all wards. I feel so blessed to have the gospel in my life, to have a living prophet to lead and guide us, and for inspired programs like Relief Society.