Elder Chancy Mecham: Trials Are Opportunities To Grow Faith in Jesus Christ
Videographer: James Dalrymple
Speaker: Chancy Mecham
Producer: Smith Family Foundation
Right now we're here at the Hill Farm or the Benbow Farm. Right here the pond where supposedly my family members were baptized when they first were introduced to the gospel. Most of my ancestors are from this area, Herefordshire area. Wilford Woodruff first taught and baptized my ancestors, William and Mary Field.
Being able to serve here in England in the same place that my family was converted in, this is kinda where it all started. I've always heard stories of their conversions and their testimonies and the trials that they've gone through in life and seeing those stories and seeing how well they stood through all those challenges has really strengthened me, showing me that no matter what there is that I have to face in life, that it's an opportunity to grow my faith in Jesus Christ.
The Restoration of the gospel led to their conversion, led to them being able to have the faith that they have and passing that down to me. And the experiences that I've been able to have have really instilled my belief and my knowledge of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
It truly was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. At the end of the day, as long as we stay steadfast in our faith and put our faith in Christ, enduring to the end, we will have the eternal joy that's promised to us.