It is too bad it hurt her relationship with her father who clearly loved her
Thank you, great article.
Not to detract from Sister Fox's story, but what trials? Try being Jewish
and being baptized...and still fervently keeping your Jewish heritage,culture
and traditions.I've had it from all sides.I am also
a child of a Holocaust survivor. A few members feel it is their duty to remind
me I have a responsibility to those "on the other side"...since I am one
of the few who can legitimately baptize for my murdered relatives.For me, it wasn't and isn't about happiness. People find their
happiness in many ways. It was about no longer hating God; slowly accepting a
Savior...and meeting genuinely good people after moving to our current home. I
certainly hadn't in other areas we lived!It was all about
finally being loved and accepted, by God and others, and learning to love and
accept myself.It is this that keeps me strong when the many trials
come my way.
Wow. And I thought converting from Catholicism has been hard. Coming from a
bigoted atheist family like this girl did would have been much more difficult. I
greatly admire this girl's courage and conviction, her strength to ignore
the voices in the Great and Spacious building even when coming from her closest
loved ones. I pray she may be blessed with the power to endure to the end.
To me, it is sad that this conversion created conflict with her loving father. I
hope they make amends.
What a great story! I joined the Church here in Alabama in 1977. I am familiar
with family and friends giving someone "the treatment" for joining the
Church. I did not go on a mission because my mother said that she would kill
herself if I did, and I knew that she meant it. But, just this week my parents
let the missionaries visit them in their home for the first time since 1977. I
was there and, I know that they felt the presence of the Holy Ghost when the
missionaries were there, because I felt it too and saw their faces. Just saying
this to let everyone know that families and friends have a way of coming around,
although it may take a very long time.
I don't understand, why couldn't she get any more tattoos?
Thanks for sharing this inspirational story about Sister Fox, a true modern-day
Be sure to go to her blog. The link is on page 2 of the article above. Send it
out to your friends. It is very inspiring. What a mission she has created.
Very special way to share.
Her sister and brother in law spoke at stake conference in Rochester a year ago!
@JJJHS, You and I can stand on common ground. What a great story, and I also
wish her the very best.
I hope the people around her continue to fellowship her. By living her life and
not being judgmental to her family, they will see the difference it makes in her
life and that different points of view of faith can coexist in one family. I
wish her the best.
Thank you for that inspiring testimony. It's so wonderful how the spirit
of the Holy Ghost can make such a difference.
@Twin Lights, RE: When I got gift of the Holy Ghost. The same Greek
word(pneuma) used for Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit.Don’t you know that
you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your
midst?.(1 Cor 3:16)What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the
Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?(1 Cor
Thanks for sharing your awesome story
Reading an uplifting article like this gives me hope that maybe one day my son
will have a similar experience . . .
This is a great story. Al made an inspired decision, and has touched many lives
in doing so. How neat that it had such an impact on her sister and the
"boyfriend" (now spouse) too. The story is well written, and a lovely
change from much of the news we have to read.
I joined at age 18 and my parents weren't exactly pleased. That was 34
years ago. I never regretted that decision as the spirit was so strong when I
joined. Good article.
Awesome and empowering! Thanks for sharing!
Good luck with that.......
Had this young lady address our YM YW the other night. Even the knucklehead
deacons were riveted. Could have heard a pin drop. Not a dry eye in the place.
What a wonderful and uplifting story and what a delight this young girl is. She
made the right choice and her future holds many blessings.
And another Legacy is born.My Grandparents joined the church nearly
100 years ago in the deep South.Their families reacted the same way
- not speaking or having anything to do with them (ostersizing).After a few years it, they finally prayed and decided to move to Utah as
well.5 generations, and over 300 descendants later...It
all started with the "one" who listened....I'd also
like to add -- Great story, and very well written.
Great story! I'm with Mfan, very well written. Keep it up Megan!
What a great article. This was so inspiring and it gave me the chills when I
read this. What an incredible woman and inspiring story. Well written!
Very inspiring, and congratulations!
What an awesome story.