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Buddhist Monk to Mormon

Beautiful testimony of a monk

''Friends, in picture you will see a young buddhist monk feeding birds. The picture was taken in Nepal in mid 2011. But here I am now – a man fully changed not only the dress, its a total change of inside and out, of mind and soul and attitudes, behaviours and life style after I came to know about the true church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and accepted the truth and became a member. My main identity is I am devoted Mormon. That is the most important title I do have and wish to have for this life and beyond. Now I am a disciple, walking everyday with Jesus Christ which leads to peace and purpose. I humble myself before our Heavenly Father and before the world that they will know the difference which comes from the teachings of the true Church.

Friends and fellow Mormons, in water baptism I was given a spiritual rebirth which originated by my faith in Jesus Christ, I am Born Again.

Fellow brothers and sisters, I am not a good writer, I can only say I am a fully changed person. I have witnessed love and fellowships of yours, meet wonderful people. I am thankful to every one of you for your prayers and kindness.

Would you please continue to pray for me as I am planing for marriage?"

What an amazing testimony from a new convert, Justin Kaewnopparat. It reminds us of the quote by a beloved LDS leader David A Bednar about true spiritual transformation. Here it is:

“Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel
is the essence of true spiritual transformation”.

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