Learning about the Gospel

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“Learning about the Gospel,” Liahona, June 2010, 53

Learning about the Gospel

Neeteti T. Raabaua, Kiribati

As a young girl I was brought up by good and wonderful parents in a humble home with my four siblings. Our parents loved us, and we loved them too. They wanted the best for all of us, even though they couldn’t afford everything we wanted. They worked hard so we could be happy.

When I was older, I moved away to attend a Church school in my country, Kiribati. My dad advised me to get a good education so I could have a good job and help support my family. After attending the Church school for a little while, I was baptized.

One of the first things I did as a member of the Church was read the Book of Mormon. Reading it helped strengthen my testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith. I learned that if the Book of Mormon is the word of God, then Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true Church upon the earth. I shared my beliefs with my family, and a few years later my mother, brother, and sister were baptized.

The gospel of Jesus Christ has changed my life and given me the desire to serve God and help those who are not of our faith. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to serve a mission and work to bring souls unto God.