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Hi I'm Nancee

I converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on New Year's Eve 2006. I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a 51 year old mother of one terrific, yet developmentally challenged adult daughter. I have been a certified home health aide for 17 years, a profession which I love because I can make a difference in people's lives on a daily basis. Heavenly Father gives me the strength to face my challenges daily and I feel so very blessed by Him in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized and confirmed (along with my daughter) into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints just before 2007 began. Our lives had been so bleak, negative and hopeless untill we discovered the restored gospel! I've never known that such joy could be found by turning my heart in its entirety to Jesus Christ, and following his teachings. Our lives, and our family relationship has been strengthened in so many remarkable ways. It has made me better as a mother, and as a person. I'm proud to call myself a Mormon. It's a pride that comes from finding meaning and purpose in my life through our Heavenly Father. I feel like my ward brothers and sisters are my family and we all help and support each other through both good and bad times. I've never found such joy in the 47 years I lived before joining the church.

How I live my faith

I joyfully live my faith in service to others as often as possible. I love to serve people, because to serve them is to serve God. I surprisingly enjoy organizing church events and working in the church media center. I thrive because I learn so, so much about living life the way Jesus would want me to, as well as learning about inner strengths I never knew I had. I feel so good helping people...it makes me glow from the inside out. By serving in these capacities, and any way in which I'm called upon, I feel like my life has a grand purpose. I feel so very loved.

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Nancee
Attending church is the weekly acceptance of the Sacrament and adoration of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. It is the weekly need for man/woman to gain strength to get through each week and the struggles that daily life entails. The temple is God's house where we come closer to God in a different format. One must be worthy to attend the temple as the temple is total and complete reverence to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Nancee
Being a member is an unbelievably joyful experience. It is a church that through the restored gospel, brings out the best in people both in their souls and in the community. It is such a positive church that helps its members live up to their potentials. It encourages education for everyone, and self-reliance, which in turn stimulates one's own self-esteem. It's so comforting. It makes me feel that I am a special person, as is everyone else in the church. It makes me feel that God does love me and every single other person. That being said, it's a church that requires work from it's members....but it's a work that God wants us to do....serve others, love, be kind, But by doing so, one is blessed in innumerable ways! Show more Show less

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Nancee
The LDS church helps throughout the world in stunning ways. It's resources, it's members, it's drive helps those suffering, such as in earthquake devastated lands. This church is always one of the earliest resources helping people who are struggling through heartbreaks and devastating emergencies. The church works with other agencies and churches to bring hope to the hopeless, and help to the helpless. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Nancee
Our full church name is: The church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. The key words are Jesus Christ. That is Christian. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Nancee
The operations of the church are two-fold. The majority of work done by its members are completely voluntary in nature; the rest are minimum in payment. The financial aspect of the church is completely supported by it's tithing. We believe that tithing will bring us blessings and we gladly tithe. In this way we know that our funds are going for the functioning of the church and its programs. We never have to worry about funds being corrupted by human greed. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Nancee
Thomas S. Monson is our living prophet. He is a remarkable man who is God's own spokesman on earth. I feel especially tender feelings for him because as I've worked with so many elderly people, he helped so many widows throughout his years. He makes me feel like my job is so vitally important, and it is a balm to my heart. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Nancee
Many people just need to learn more about our church to know that we're not a cult. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Nancee
Baptisms for the dead are a fascinating facet of life. So many people never had the chance to open up their hearts to Jesus when they were alive. We are offering them the chance to turn to Heavenly Father even after they have passed beyond the veil that separates life from death. We need to be helping those who have gone before us, so they will never be forgotten and can have the opportunity to enjoy eternity with God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Nancee
Yes, definitely! The Bible is Holy Scripture and the Book of Mormon does an awesome job of clarifying things that are in the Bible. The Book of Mormon truly is another testament of Christ. Try reading it and you'll find that everything is corroborated in the Bible. There are no discrepencies. It just helps one to understand the Bible better. We truly believe that the Bible is the Word of God, as is the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Nancee
Baptism is a deliriously wonderful experience that can be enjoyed only after one chooses to turn to God and repents for past transgressions. Our baptism is one of immersion, as taught in the Bible. To be fully immersed in the baptismal font is such a cleansing experience for the soul! It feels so wonderful to know that my past transgressions are long past and since forgiven by God since I chose to repent and be baptized. It truly is a fresh start in life! Show more Show less