It is HARD work to be a Mormon!!! I can say say this because I am a convert. I have lived my life without my LDS Church, and I have lived the last 5 years as an active member of ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.’ I remember the minute that my husband, Richard, and I decided to join this Church. I was holding, ‘The Book of Mormon,’ in my hand. So we went into the nearest LDS Church Service (which happened to be in Little Rock, Arkansas), and announced we wanted to be baptized. We had no concept of what this meant, only that we wanted to be ‘Saved’ and join this Church. We went through the lessons taught by the Missionaries and got baptized and confirmed. There, we did it. Now we were going back to our old lives. Say what? We have more to do????? OK. What else do I need to do? When I found out that our new Church was not just a Faith, but a life-style as well, I honestly didn’t know if I could do everything that these ‘Mormons’ did EVERY day. I could make a list, but if you are LDS, you know what I mean. And if you are not LDS, I cannot begin to tell you all the blessings I receive every day!!! Because I work the Church, I don’t let it work me. I read my Scriptures, I pray, I ask for forgiveness, I try my very best to be kind, respectful, not gossip, and to be Christ-like all day. Let me tell you, if all this is new to you, it takes effort every minute of every day. But my Faith is so worth all the work. I know that this time on earth is just a part of my eternity. Can you image? What we do now affects us FOREVER!!!! I wish you happiness, joy, and peace forever. I love you my dear brothers and sisters!!