An Interview with Sister Ingram

“I had a rebellious phase when I was a teenager. A lot of things weren’t going as smoothly as I would have liked. There came a time when I became sick for a month. I got really really sick. That entire month I was frustrated and angry and upset. I had wanted to finish my Personal Progress and the last thing I had to do was read The Book of Mormon so I pulled it out of my bed stand drawer and there was some dust on it because it had been sitting there for so long. I think I read it in 2 weeks. And then I came to Moroni’s promise so I kind of threw myself down out of my bed and onto the ground. I just really wanted an answer. I had read it for the first time in my life all the way through. So I knelt down by my bed and I prayed asking if it was true. I knelt there waiting for a miracle to happen but nothing did. Eventually, I got over the sickness and some time went by and I guess in my heart I already knew it was true but I guess I was just waiting to see what else would happen. Then one day in church one of my leaders came up to me and said ‘Why are you so different?’ and I said, ‘What do you mean?’ ‘You’re just so happy now,’ was her reply. And I think that was the very first time in my life that I had felt the spirit so strong. And more than anything at that moment I just had this flashback of the time that had the passed. I could see that every aspect of my life had gotten better. I felt like Heavenly Father didn’t want to just tell me The Book of Mormon was true I think He also wanted to tell me that He loved me. I just cried because I was so overwhelmed with love. I knew it was true and I knew how much the gospel had changed my life. I feel like everything good in my life can be pointed back to that pivotal moment.”

“What message would you like to share about the Book of Mormon?”

“Every time I read the Book of Mormon I feel God’s love for me. That love is available to everyone. When you feel that, it changes your life and will change the path you are on. It will make you want to do Heavenly Father’s will in your life. His love is so motivating because once you know how much He loves you, you will want to love Him back.”

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Hello! My name is Sandi. My hubby and 6 kids and I call Southern California home. I am a fan of anything radiating the light of Christ. Two years ago, my daughter Claire and I created the instagram account @MormonFaces and ever since then we have been asking members of the Church how they have seen the hand of The Lord in their lives, or other spiritually minded questions. After listening to more than 500 people answer I feel that it has been eternally imprinted on my heart that in fact The Lord is in the details of our lives.

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