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Hi I'm E. Lalone

I'm a Mormon because I believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

About Me

There's really not much to say about myself and I honestly don't like talking about myself. We are each important, we each have our good and bad qualities and we all have great potential. I try hard to do what I need to do. I go to school and am a history major. I want to work in a non-profit capacity and be a professor of History.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because find great peace and joy in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

This is probably the most difficult question of all to answer. I believe that my faith requires me to care for others, be a friend, reach out to others and show them love. My personal belief and one that I strive to live according to is to be a friend to all. I try to help others see their eternal potential and and worth in the eyes of our Heavenly Father and to understand that God loves them, that they are unique and our children of our Father in Heaven with divine potential. I attempt to avoid being judgmental or to condemn the actions of others or to apply my own standards and beliefs on everyone. Tolerance is one of my high priorities but I believe certain things and will live according to them even if I don't expect others to. I go to Church because its fun, uplifting and provides me with the ability to help others which gives me the greatest joy. I don't feel comfortable when I'm not helping others or doing something. I read the scriptures because they bring me peace and answer my prayers. I pray because I believe that our Heavenly Father listens and will answer. I have had a very difficult life and many trials and adversities have been tossed my way but I believe that it is through adversity that we can become as our Heavenly Father. I value work and believe that work is a spiritual commandment. I go to work because I feel that work is essential to our eternal salvation.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

E. Lalone
We believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contain the "fullness of the gospel" by which we mean the essential teachings necessary for us to return to live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. While other churches contain many great truths and principles that bring our Heavenly Father's children closer to Him they lack the priesthood and authority to perform the essential ordinances necessary to return to our Heavenly Father. We believe that each person must be baptized for a remission of sins, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands by those in authority and other ordinances necessary for us to return home to our Father. We believe that all men, regardless of when or where they were born, will be given the opportunity in this life or the next to receive these ordinances and that since God is a "no respecter of persons" and is the "same yesterday, today and forever" and therefore would not arbitrarily require some to receive those ordinances while others don't have to. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

E. Lalone
Joseph Smith was a family man and friend to everyone whom he met. It was this innate quality to be a good friend that motivated him throughout his life. It was not only the central theme of his ministry but he valued friendship so highly that he was willing to die as a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and along with his brother Hyrum seal his testimony of the restored gospel with blood so those who followed would know that he spoke the truth. This act of sacrifice witnesses of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and of His Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For a man is not willing to die for something he knows is not true yet Brother Joseph and Brother Hyrum were willing to lie down their life, not for a lie, but for the truth. We want to share that with everyone and give them the opportunity to receive it in this life. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

E. Lalone
Tithing is a principle of the gospel which not only blesses our lives as members of the Church by providing the Lord's church with the means of fulfilling its missions to care for the poor and needy, proclaim the gospel, redeem the dead and perfect the saints but also provides us with temporal and spiritual blessings. Those who live the law of tithing gain great financial wellbeing because the principle of returning a tenth of our income to He who gave us everything even though he can't collect it in the sense of bill collectors allows us to gain greater wisdom and to live within our means and be prudent in our habits. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

E. Lalone
I don't speak for the Church or other members of the Church but the reason I don't drink coffee, tea or alcohol is because I believe they are unhealthy and burden our souls and have negative health effects on us. I believed this prior to joining the Church but upon learning about the Word of Wisdom see Doctrine and Covenants 89 changed my views about healthy living and eating. Many of the teachings of the Word of Wisdom are related to our temporal health and I feel that living the higher law, abstaining from eating meat in excess, eating fruits and herbs in their season and using grains as the "staff" or foundation of life are principles that explain why Mormons on average live such long lives. Show more Show less