Our Purpose on Earth
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“Our Purpose on Earth,” New Era, September 2015, 47

Our Purpose on Earth

Jaymee A., Philippines

Instant Messages

During my school’s values-education month, our teacher asked us to write an essay titled “Why am I here?” It had to be a 10-paragraph essay on the topic of our purpose in life. As I read the topic on the board, my heart was filled with comfort and happiness. As a member of the Church, I had known my purpose as a daughter of God for many years. But as I looked at my other classmates’ faces, my heart was filled with sadness. Why? Because they started to murmur regarding the difficulty of the topic. They didn’t have the same knowledge I did.

When I turned in my essay, I realized how blessed I am to be a member of the one true Church. From that day on, my desire to serve a mission and share my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ was strengthened.

I know that Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to be with Him someday. I also know that it is my purpose to serve others.