There is Room for You

from Teresa

When I first joined the church, I came to church in a high necked, knee length dress that happened to be sleeveless. I was pulled aside by a girl in my ward and told that if I couldn’t get appropriate clothes to wear to church (meaning a dress with sleeves) that I shouldn’t come. This was a week after my baptism.

I was lucky in that I had wonderful missionaries who constantly checked on me and saw that I was upset. They told me that we are asked to wear our best but that there is no rule about what you can wear. I will wear pants as a show of solidarity to those members and investigators who feel like they don’t belong. As President Utchdorf said in this last conference “there is room for you.” Indeed there is room for everyone in the church.

Regardless of your circumstances, your personal history, or the strength of your testimony, there is room for you in this Church. Come, join with us! (President Uchtdorf, October 2013)