Conference Renewed My Hope

This is a post from Jake Williams, an obvious fighter.

I've been diabetic since 8 years old.
Then, on my mission I had heart surgery.
In 2005 my kidneys failed and I was blind for 3 months.
I did dialysis for 2 years until I had a transplant in 2007.
And then the transplant failed in 2011 and I've been doing dialysis for a little more than a year again.
I am on a transplant list and have been since September of last year.

I have been fasting every Sunday since the beginning of December for my transplant. I have lost a little bit of hope here and there, until a good friend organized a ward fast just recently.

Before conference I was going through some doubt and loosing a little faith. I watched all 4 sessions of conference as well as the priesthood session, never in my whole life have I ever felt that a specific conference was for me, I've been able to identify with a few talks here or there but this time every talk was just what I needed and every single hymn brought peace. I know that my redeemer lives and loves me, I know that he has a plan for me and is aware of me individually.

I have a testimony of trials and struggles that through them we grow and become stronger. We are like sculptures in the process The Lord gives us trials to chip off a little piece here and a little piece there to shape us into a beautiful work of art and I know that he knows best, I have faith that he knows me and loves me. I will endure until the end and I will not go down without a fight. How amazing will it be to be able to hug Christ and get that perfect body. These are just some feelings I have had recently, do with them what you will and thank you for letting me be part of the amazingness you have discovered. I also love being a Mormon.

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