My Life Personal Statement

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For most of my life I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was adopted by two loving wonderful parents who were converts to the church, and sealed to them for time and all eternity. I have six siblings that I love dearly. I truly love my family, and care immensely about each member. I have also gone to church for most of my life, I was baptized, I attended young womens, and seminary. I did what I was told, but I never really felt truly converted. I have a fear that has been very hard for me to shake. I have a fear of being separated from the people who I hold most dear, my family.
In recent months I have made quite a few changes in my life. I have begun to read my scriptures every night, and to pray to my Heavenly Father. I have also given up a bad habit that I developed while deeply depressed and overly stressed. However, this nagging fear will not let me be. I feel chained down by it, and more influenced by it now that I am away from my family. I truly want to be rid of this fear and all the weight that it is on myself. I feel that If I do my best
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I have felt a little calmer and more peaceful but that fear is still dragging at me.
I recently read a conference talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf where he discusses how to “receive a testimony of truth and light”. He discusses this by giving instruction as to how to gain a such a testimony. He begins by saying that one must “First, you must search the word of God. That means reading the scriptures and studying the words of the ancient as well as modern prophets regarding the restored gospel of Jesus Christ—not with an intent to doubt or criticize but with a sincere desire to

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