Nearly two years ago, a new story project was announced at the annual North Star Conference – #TrueToHim. Those in attendance were excited at the prospect of compiling the stories of fellow travelers along the road to reconcile sexual orientation and gender identity with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The goal of that project was to invite as many as were willing to “join a growing chorus of voices and ‘cloud of witnesses’ (Hebrews 12:1) -witnessing and testifying of the Savior, the power of His atonement, and the truthfulness of His church and the prophetic guidance of those who lead it.”
Many attendees sat in front of the camera to talk about how they were striving to be true to our Savior and the covenants they have made. While many voices were collected at that time, there are countless other individuals, living their lives courageously and quietly, making decisions on a day-to-day basis that are bringing them closer to their Father in Heaven by way of His holy Son.
North Star continues to be a place to share your voices. Some may choose to be public in their story while others will speak in confidential forums. Others still will hold these stories close to their hearts. No matter where our stories sound, they can be powerful sources of strength and testimony.
This month, you will find across the various forms of social media topical questions and quotes related to the #TrueToHim project meant to inspire, encourage, and build each other. Our voices can unite and ignite a fire that will light the way for those who are in the midst of their darkest moments, when fear threatens to win.
President Hinckley offered this blessing: “May God bless us all with the peace that comes from Him. May He bless us with thankful hearts and with the will to mingle together with respect one for another, uniting our efforts to the blessing of the communities where we are fortunate to live.”