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Hi I'm Angela Dawn

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a full-time student and a single mother of three beautiful daughters. I am studying education for grades 4-8. I love to travel with my children. Since being single in 11/2007, we have traveled to Missouri, Illinois, New York, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands, and San Antonio, Texas. We'd love to visit Hershey, Pennsylvania, Nauvoo, Illinois, or Mackinaw Island in the future. We are addicted to "I Love Lucy", Pop Secret Home Style Popcorn, long walks, cuddles, movies, and more! Hot Air Ballooning is on our wish list too.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Latter Day Saint when I was ten years old. I was baptized on May 8, 1982. Before that, I attended a baptist church with my family and felt something was missing. My preacher could not explain if we lived before coming to earth and that really bothered me. When the Mormon Missionaries taught me that my life has a purpose and this earth was made for me, I believed it was true. It made sense that the Lord would continue to give revelation through the Bible, other scriptures, and modern apostles and prophets. Through my divorce I have learned the power of forgiveness and an unconditional love for those who have caused me pain. My testimony increased after receiving a healing blessing during that time. I was able to stop my heart medication ( for mitral valve prolapse) and live a life free of pain. I am grateful to the missionaries around the world who bring the truth to all who are ready to find it. My life will never be the same and I am grateful for the strength and comfort I receive from being apart of the Lord's church.

How I live my faith

I cherish the words of our prophet and the apostles of our church along with daily scripture study and prayer. This guidance gives my life a greater purpose and meaning than I could never imagined. I am a teacher in our women's organization known as Relief Society. Our motto is "Charity Never Faileth". I strive to look for the good in others and have several friends in and outside our church. I look for opportunities to serve and teach by example. I attend my Sunday meetings from 9:00a.m. - noon and enjoy the sweet peace living the gospel of Jesus Christ bring into my life. I avoid profanity, r-rated movies, caffeine, alcohol, drugs, pornography, and sexual intimacy outside of marriage. I feel these standards bless my life and help me avoid the pitfalls that can come from worldly pleasure. I truly believe that by living these standards, I can become more in tune to the holy spirit and in turn become more like my Savior. I am continually repenting of my mistakes and trying to learn from the trials I am faced with.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Angela Dawn
In the Book of Mormon, we learn about a prophet who lived in America before the birth of Jesus Christ. His name was Mosiah and he said, "When we are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God". We as members do not get paid for the callings we hold. Our Bishop leads the ward (specific time a group meets according to the boundary of where you live). He nor anyone else gets paid for teaching, playing music, cleaning the building, etc. Service helps us become closer to our Father in Heaven and his Son. This practice was in effect back in the days of Jesus Christ. He taught his gospel would be the same yesterday, today and forever. Show more Show less