Jan 6, 2012

What do you get out of being a Mormon?

Yesterday I listened to a talk by Brad Wilcox.  He was talking to a group of students at Snow College about what you get, besides SALVATION,  out of being a Mormon.

Mormon's live 10-11 years longer than those who our outside the Church.
My sweet little Grandma. I miss her.

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints there's a focus on education like few other organizations in the world and definitely more than any other religion in the world. We believe in education. We get an education to get a life, not  just to earn a better living. You will have more education as a Latter-day Saint, and that will enrich your life.
My beautiful Sister-In-Law, who graduated last summer from BYU!

Anywhere you go on this globe, if you really got yourself in trouble, there would be someone you could call or turn to that would actually care about your predicament.  Brother Wilcox talks about when he and his family moved to WY so he could get his doctorate. . . "The First day we were there, we drove up in our big uhaul. We started unloading, and before long there were some brethren there from the church who were helping us out. The neighbors wouldn't believe it.  They said, "Who are all these people?" I said, "I don't know." They said, "did you live here before?", "No we didn't live here before, they're members of our church."  The Primary President took his children to her house to play, the Relief Society brought a casserole.  His neighbors didn't understand that we, in the Mormon church, are still part of a community that helps take care of each other's needs, while the sense of community outside The Church has literally evaporated.

Let's just look at the Statistics:

 1:2 marriages in this country end in divorce
1:4 end in divorce if the couple shares the same religion (Jewish, Baptist, Catholic, etc)
1:6 end in divorce if the couple is both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1:16 end in divorce if the couple has been sealed in an LDS temple.
sealed for time and all eternity it the Salt Lake Temple

I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for all these reason PLUS: 1.) I know it to be the one and only true church on the whole face of the earth. AND 2.) Because it makes me a happier person.  Who doesn't want to be happy?