This is the place where I talk about my thoughts, feelings, and impressions about life. Too often as human beings we forget who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. My goal is to help others take a step back and see life through someone else's eyes.

Friday, October 15, 2010

"My name is Will Eccles, and I'm a mormon."

As my companion and I walk the streets and talk to everyone, people often ask us which religion we are from. I have never been more unashamed to reply," We are mormons!", in my life. Growing up, when I would be walking out the door to leave the house my dad would always say to me," Remember who you are, and don't let it get you down." Lately, I have had an opportunity to reflect on that statement. I know who I am, and I stand with Paul when he exclaimed, in Romans 1:16, "I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ"!

If you haven't seen this video... you need to! Paris is a stud.  http://www.mormon.org/me/1RY0-eng

1 comment:

  1. Being a "new" Mormon, I have often thought about this question...what will people think. I am old enough now that this really shouldn't matter, but it still lingers in the back of my brain. I recieved a phone call from an old friend of mine from 7th grade and I told her my news of my "new" found faith and up coming Baptism. She was so happy for my family and my two girls, then I knew this is a true friend! She told me to just be "me" that smiling, happy, hard woking woman she has always known and faith will come easy. When I tell people "I am Mormon", I have a new respect for myself since these new words, ideas, prayers have surrounded me with new faith. It is also great to know that I am supported by great friends who let me be myself, understand me for who I am and support me any way they can! I have added all the Elders into this "list" of friends, becuase without their many lessons, prayers and words of encouragment (and a huge box of books!), I wouldn't be able to proudly state "I am Mormon"!!!!