Stand Up for Good

I have had the opportunity to work on a campaign for Miami Valley Christian Academy. MVCA is a private school in the Cincinnati area founded on Christian principles, but not specifically linked to one specific denomination. From the many interviews we participated in with students, teachers, and parents related to the school, I started to wish I could have gone to MVCA during my high school years. Although the school doesn’t promote my specific Mormon beliefs, they promote virtue.

To kickoff their new campaign and five-year plan, MVCA threw a fundraiser event which I attended. They had several guest speakers who testified how MVCA changed their lives for the better and has helped them become better, Christ-like people.

I may not have felt the same type of feelings at the event as I feel at the temple or when I’m having a sacred and personal spiritual experience, but I still felt the power of the Spirit bearing witness to me that these people–this school–is fighting for good

When the fundraiser ended, I couldn’t help but to reflect back on all the speakers and how it related to me. I want to share it with you:

Sometimes we as Latter-day Saints, get wrapped up in our own world. We think that we’re the only ones out there standing up for Christ and His gospel. It’s easy to feel that the world outside of our own is turning wicked and that we’re the only people left trying to overcome the evil.

Yes, it is true that the world is getting more wicked. It is the last days. But it’s not true that we’re the only ones standing up for righteousness. It is time for us to break down the barriers between other denominations and get past what makes us different and instead, focus on what makes us the same. It is time to join with all those fighting for good to try to overcome the evil in the world.

I’m a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But I’m also a proud Christian who wants to join with all Christians to stand up for truth and light.

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