My name is Brandon and I am the owner of CTR Ring Shop.com, a website that sells CTR rings. I created this blog because in the process of selling CTR rings, I had the opportunity hear so many inspiring CTR ring related stories. I figured there are enough Latter-day Saints with uplifting stories that could inspire so many others, as they have me. Through these stories, we can truly learn what CTR means. Feel free to share your story and check back often, as a new story will be posted as often as often as possible! Enjoy!
I bought my best friend a CTR ring, but I have one of my own. I would wear it everyday to school. People at my high school would always ask what does CTR stand for and I would tell them. Normally they would ask why I would wear it and I told them it is a reminder to live righteously. A lot of my friends thought it was cool how I had that constant reminder to be good. The CTR ring tends to lead more in depth conversations of the Gospel also.
A few months ago two elder missionaries knocked on my door whilst I was at home, many missionaries from many religions have regularly knocked on my door but due to various reasons such as religion, being uninterested or having plans, we have never invited them in. This was usually the decision of my parents. Now that I was older and capable of making my own choices, I invited them to come over the next day (sunday). I met with them the next day still being quite skeptical about it but open to what they had to say, I was turned. They took me to the chapel a few days later, I met with the institute and the other people my age, and also attended a sunday service. I really enjoyed the whole thing and do believe things happen for a reason, there must have been a greater force that brought them to my door this time and I was now willing to accept what they had to say. The whole church is very welcoming and feels like a community, The people are some of the best I have ever met and their beliefs are exactly for me, the transition wasn't hard. I was already living all of their beliefs. Being from a strong catholic background, I had been in churches all my life and was quite familiar with religion. My gran said that she doesnt mind what religion I am, because we all believe in one true god, don't we?