Salutations, I am Marcel
I am from Montréal, Canada. I am a cook, I enjoy board games, campfires at night are great. I am a child of God, a disciple of Jesus Christ, and yeah, I'm a mormon ;)
Like many others out there, I was "Born in the church", not in the covenant though. My parents were baptized when I was very little, 3 years old. Therefore, it is fair to say I was raise in a Christ like home, going to Church most Sundays and so forth.
I went to primary, got baptized, went to yougn men, Elders quorum, Sunday school, seminay (mornings), church activities, served a mission (Edmonton, Canada), I got married :) , I got divorced :( , and yet, I have not givin up.
Being is disciple of Jesus Christ is not "hard", it's demanding. It's so easy to just let go and just forget about everything. But everytime the idea cross my mind, I remember why I decide, everyday, to be a "mormon", and not just on Sundays.
I did get baptized at 8 years old, but it was not until I reached my teenage years that I was confronted with a choice: Do I want to live my parents beliefs? Or live according to what I beleive? The process of a testimony is not something you get overnight without effort. The scriptures explain it very well, my testimony is like a seed. If I nourish my life with wholesome, virtuous and Christlike attribute, then my testimony grows. And the opposite is also true. My testimony is never stagnate.
I love being a disciple of Jesus Christ because it allows me to constantly be filled with determination and purpose. I did have my share of absolute "BS" moments in my life. Even in moments of my life when it was absolute chaos, the knowledge of a simple, irrefutable truth allowed me to move forward, I am still, I child of God.