Sunday, November 7, 2010

Freedom! Or, Thankfulness Project Day 7

Mr. Case is taking a class on religions of the world and part of his assignment is to attend various houses of worship. The fun part of his final two classes is that I get to tag along. Something you may not know about me is that I love to study different religions. 

Today I attended church with my friend Debbie. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (AKA Mormons but from what I understand that's not how they prefer to be referred to as.)

I had a fantastic time at Debbie's church. We attended what is known as "Sacrament Meeting" and it was a special day-during the first service of the month members of the church partake in what (I believe-Debbie correct me if I'm wrong and sorry for anything I butcher!!) is called "Fast and Testimony." Members of the church got up and gave their testimonies and it was a very special event to watch. 

So today, I am thankful for several things:

1. God and His love for His people. 
2. The blessing of hearing people give their testimonies. Even though I am not a member of her church, I was really moved by the stories people shared. I felt blessed to hear them.
3. The fact that I live in a country where I can go to pretty much any place of worship and not have to fear for my life or worry that I will face punishment for any reason. I never take for granted the liberties granted to me as an American. 


Russ and Debbie said...

I'm glad you could make it Casey! And yes, it is "Fast and Testimony Meeting!" I hope you can bring Rob next time! :)

The Trotter Family said...

I'm glad you liked it! Its nice to leave with a positive message. To be honest with you, it seems like the times I bring friends to church, I get the weirdos sharing strange stories on the pulpit. I am glad that wasn't the case today!

Katie said...

Oh! I'm so glad you had a positive experience at a different congregation of my church!

When testimony meeting is good it's usually GREAT. However, sometimes nutters take the opportunity to get up and tell random stories and I just shake my head in confusion. But, we're all a little nuts in our own ways, right?

Thanks for the nice compliment on my blog! Made my day!