If you know a Mormon well, you may know about something called Seminary. Seminary is a class that most Mormon teenagers take, that strengthens their knowledge about their church. As a member of the Mormon Church, I have had the opportunity to attend a year of Seminary. I have had many great experiences, and I hope to learn more the more I attend in the future.
In Seminary, we study the basic history of our religion, and mainly these three books: The Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, and another account called the Doctrine and Covenants. As we learn more about the history of the early church, we learn of the great example of other people, in which gives us an example to follow, giving us motivation to be better people.
In my experience, Seminary hasn’t only given me knowledge, and made me a better person. Blessings come after attending Seminary. For me, Seminary required sacrifice. I had to wake up early, at 6:00 am every day, on week days to attend. I could have slept, or studied during that time. The blessings that came were so much better then the sacrifice I had made. During the school year, I found myself without my HW in my backpack, and I would not have gotten credit for it. But, that day a teacher was not at school, so that class was cancelled. The next day I brought it to school, and I got full credit. Another example: I had not adequately studied for a test, but the material I didn’t study was not on the test. Many more situations and experiences happened to me during the year.
At first I thought all these blessings were a huge coincidence. But after a while I found that all those days I had gone to seminary without a doubt in my mind that it was more important. I know that it was God blessing me in those experiences. Because of that knowledge, I know that my priority is my religion and nothing else over it. I’m thankful for it, and I hope to keep it up as well.
In the end, Seminary isn’t a burden. It’s an opportunity for me to show God I’m willing to follow his amazing example.