My conversion story
I link my conversion story to the experience I had when first reading the Book of Mormon at the age of 18. This was back in 1978.
When I had finished the Book of Mormon, I couldn’t remember a lot about specific events, and I couldn’t have given you names of many people or places, but one thing I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt—that every word of that book was inspired of God.
All the Best!
Consiglieri, thanks for sharing your experience with us; this was beautiful.
In my own personal experience, as a teenager I would read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. Each time I prayed about it I felt good, and thought that maybe that was the Holy Spirit telling me that the book was true, but it was nothing phenomenal or earth-shaking. Also, each time I realized that I had really wanted
the book to be true, to be divinely inspired, so I knew that deep down I couldn't count on God answering my question, because I realized that God wouldn't answer my question until I really, honestly, got to the point where I was ready to receive either a yes or
a no answer.
Autumn 1976 it hit me that maybe what I needed to do was ask God a question in a hurry
, without giving myself time to decide I wanted either a yes or a no answer. No sooner did I think of that idea than I acted on it, and blurted out, in my mind, "Is it true?" By it
I wasn't referring to the Book of Mormon; I was referring to the whole LDS Church. I was immediately overwhelmed by an intense feeling that I really don't know how to describe; sometimes I've called it a shivering sensation that overcame my entire body. I felt compelled to conclude that this was God telling me the LDS Church was true. And this is the reason I am an active Latter-day Saint today.