Sowdhamani Meruga delivered a wonderful message during the young single adult devotional. She began with President Nelson’s quote, “The greatest compliment that can be earned here in this life is to be known as a covenant keeper. The rewards for a covenant keeper will be realised here and hereafter.”
She explained that the Covenant Path begins with Baptism and continues through the Eternities and as we stay faithful to our Baptism, Priesthood and Temple Covenants empowered by the Atonement of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
She added that the Covenant Path is not a balanced path. It always looks like a Hill way. If we observe a hill way, it has a slope. There are many chances to skate down easily when the slope is there. But if we keep holding the iron rod, which is the scriptures, words of Prophets and Faith in the Saviour Jesus Christ and our dear loving Heavenly Father, then we can stay on the Path. She concluded her message by inviting the congregation to continue on the covenant path.
As an 18-year-old Sister, Meruga has a firm Spiritual Foundation and is a great inspiration to all! She comes from a strong family with two brothers currently serving as full-time volunteers, and she is preparing to go on the same path. Her father worked as a maintenance officer, where he met the full-time volunteers and invited them to his home. He was a Christian, but after hearing the message of the Restored Gospel, he, along with his family, realised the need to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ever since she has seen the difference in her family and testified that she had received many blessings.
Sister Meruga felt the Spirit when Elder Uchtdorf spoke. She felt inspired to “Love, Share, Invite” and get her own Temple Recommend. She stated that the “Strength of Youth” booklet greatly inspired her life. “Without the Gospel, I am Nothing” were the final words of this Valiant Young Single Adult!
1 President Russell M. Nelson, “Covenants” General Conference October 2011