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February 8, 2023

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Annette SladeJuly 15, 2019

Love Celeste's testimony !!

Patricia RanousJuly 12, 2019

Celeste Mcclain expressed my feelings as an adult convert way more eloquently than I every could. Not a new me - but a better and happier me. Thank you, Celeste!

LauraJuly 12, 2019

Thanks for your words Celeste! That was almost as fun to read as the article. I appreciate the encouragement to be free to be yourself at the same time as being a faithful believer. They are compatible!

William R. WalkerJuly 12, 2019

Mariah; Your article was very interesting. You are a great writer. Also, I LOVED the comment from Celeste. Keep up the good work. William R. Walker

ChrisJuly 12, 2019

Celeste McClain, so well said!!

Susan MuirJuly 12, 2019

Celeste, what a wonderful testimony. I love it.

Helen CondonJuly 12, 2019

Afraid I AM "super-white". Nothing I can do about it but it thrills my soul to know we are now actually in the minority. At least I'm an English woman who doesn't drink tea! :-)

Celeste McclainJuly 12, 2019

I watch, Stranger Things, but haven’t seen season 3! I can’t wait! However, I have to say that before I converted, I had those same ideas about Mormons. It’s called misinformation! I wish the world could get to know this Mormon! I’m sure I would shatter all of that misinformed data. I’m Black, most definitely not “superwhite”, I’m very Spiritual and I Love Heavenly Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but I’m not “super religious”! People often make jokes, or statements about people, places and things they don’t understand. It’s all very human so we shouldn’t be surprised! Let them keep speaking about Mormons on they’re very popular shows, great advertisement if you ask me, if it were me I’d want to know who these Mormons are and I’d find out. I mean to be honest I did and that is why my life is so much better now and have such more meaning and why my journey with Jesus Christ is so profound! Im no saint, not at all, and far from it... However I wish to be, joyful, happy, longing to be free! I’m a Mormon convert and I’m learning that even though I’m a convert, who I am will never change, but how I’ve lived my life has changed drastically and all for the better. I’m still a intensely passionate black woman, who loves everything and all things, I’m a writer, a poet, a cook, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter, a sister, a niece and a friend. I’m still the woman who loves and listens to Jazz and R&B. I also love classical music and country and everything 80’s! I Love history, literature and art, non of that has changed. The only thing that has changed with me being a Mormon is the positive structure and strong foundation of Loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in my life, which makes me a better person. The things that has changed is that, I don’t drink liquor anymore, which was killing me, I don’t smoke anymore which was killing me, I don’t engage in nonsense and devilment anymore which would have killed me! So in saying all this, Being a Mormon doesn’t make you something your not. It just makes you a better you! This is my opinion and this is heartfelt! If anyone has a problem with it too bad! This is who I am! I am a Mormon and I’m so blessed that the Church Of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints Came into my life and brought me so much closer to my God!



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