Hi I'm Nina Marks
Growing up my family was never religious. The only time I would hear of our Heavenly Father and Jesus was when I would go to church with friends. I had been to several types of churches and they never felt right. I married my wonderful husband Jan 2011 and started having the missonaries come see me Feb 2011. And proud to say that I was baptized and confirmed in April of 2011.
Why I am a Mormon
Over the years I would occasionally run into the missonaries and be invited to church and I never went. I had always went to baptist churches mostly. When I did start having the meetings with the missonaries in Feb 2011 I became more interested into it. Some things was confusing because it was different than what I was use to. I would read the Book Of Mormon and would said daily prayers. The missonaries ended up eventually around the end of Feb asking me if I believed the Book Of Mormon was true or not and if I believed that Joseph Smith was a prophet that our Heavenly Father chose to bring the true church back to us. Well the missonaries would ask everytime if I had my answer and I always said no, well around the last week of March 2011, I knew the missonaries was coming over and they was going to ask the question again. I had been praying on it and never got my answer at that time. Well all day I was sitting there thinking man they are gonna ask me again and Im gonna have to say I still didnt have the answer. I would sit there and tell God I didnt know what to say cause I was unsure. Well the missonaries came and the first thing they asked was that question about if I believed. All of a sudden I got this calm feeling and only the word yes came to mind. I explained to them about how I didnt know till that very instance. I believe the Book Of Mormon to be another testiment of the Bible. I believe Joseph Smith was a prophet sent by God to restore the true church. I also believe that we have a Prophet alive today that our heavenly father works through. Becoming a Morman is probably the best thing I have ever done. I know that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ loves all of us, and wants us to live for him and testify..In Jesus Christ name Amen..
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
In the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints we believe that families are very important. God wants us to have a family, teach our kids his words, to find out more about our family members that have passed, and to even have family night at least once a week. I have recently been doing work on my family history and I have been able to find people I never thought I would. It is a blessing to know that god wants us to not only be happy and be his children but he also wants us to learn of our family here on Earth and to help others find information on their family history.
How I live my faith
I try to live my faith daily. I have home teachers that come visit often with me along with the missonaries. Everytime I learn something new. I have been able to talk to several of my neighbors about my faith in our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I explain to them about the church and answer their questions. I obey the rules of the Words of Wisdoms, which is another revelation from God to help keep us healthy. I pray daily and read my scriptures or the Ensign magazine. I try to live a life like God would want me to. Dont get me wrong I am no where near perfect however I know I have a heavenly father that I can depend on. And that I can go to in prayer if there is something I need to know. I have complete Faith in our Heavenly Father, in Jesus Christ, and in our church.