To whom it may concern,
This letter is my formal resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I want my name removed from being a member of the church.
I have given this matter considerable thought. I understand what you consider the ‘seriousness’ and the ‘consequences’ of my actions. I am aware that the church handbook says that my resignation “cancels the effects of baptism and confirmation, withdraws the priesthood held by a male member and revokes temple blessings” I also understand that I will be “readmitted to the church by baptism only after a thorough interview”. (quotes from the current Church Handbook of Instructions)
This has not been an easy decision, but it is one I feel directed by the Lord to take.
I am appreciative of the growth I have had in the church, and I hope to stay friends, but it is time for me to move onto something else.