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Hi I'm Alice Gold

After my husband and 4 daughters, loving, learning, and laughing make me happiest. I love my family and my Jesus.

About Me

I grew up in Carlsbad, CA as the middle of 7 children. I love my parents, my siblings, and the beach. After graduating from Carlsbad High School, where I was voted most spirited, I moved to Utah for college in 1991 and then I returned back to Utah from California to serve as a Mormon missionary in 1995. I married the love of my life in 1997. Today we are the proud parents of 4 beautiful daughters. I am so grateful to be a mom. I love watching my children grow. From 2003 to 2011 our little family resided in Knoxville, TN. We moved there with three children under four years old and my husband earned his JDMBA from The University of Tennessee. We loved the South and miss it very much. We now live back in Utah and enjoy camping, hiking, and biking. I work part-time as a librarian at a local therapeutic boarding school and love seeing our students get healthier and happier every day. Some things that I try to pursue in my limited "me" time are laughing as much as possible, reading, hanging out with my friends, running, playing sports, blogging, shopping with coupons and at thrift-stores, gardening, photography, music, and going on dates with my man. He's the best thing that has ever happened to me. Oh, and I am a codependent in recovery and a medicated bi-polar. I'm so grateful for modern medical miracles and social sciences as I live a relatively normal life, even though most my friends know I'm kind of crazy. I'm most grateful for the strengthening atonement.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon or a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I believe it to be the only completely true church on the earth. I know that the original church of Christ was lost in apostasy as was evidenced in the world during The Dark Ages. I know that Christ restored His church through a boy prophet named Joseph Smith in Upstate New York in 1830. How do I know this? Because I asked God and He tells me the truth of all things through the power of The Holy Ghost. I also know this because of the fruits that are yielded through the practice of the gospel. We have a living prophet, the priesthood available to all worthy men, temple ordinances, eternal families, and great knowledge through on-going revelation. I love The Book of Mormon and its teachings as well as those in The Holy Bible and I feel a great privilege in letting those teachings direct the way I live my life.

How I live my faith

I am so humbled by my Savior's sacrifice for me. I know it is only because of Jesus Christ that I will be able to live with God again someday. No matter what I do, I was always be indebted to my Savior. I love "my Jesus" and count it a privilege to live my life in His service. To grow my relationship with my Savior I do many things including the following: I pray. I read the scriptures. I pray and read the scriptures with my family. I attend church every Sunday. I spend many hours a week serving in my callings in the church. I go to God's Holy Temple often. I share my testimony of Christ's truths. I try my hardest to "love one another." I trust in the Lord. I do my best and repent when I screw up, which is disappointingly often. I try to always remember that I am a child of God and that Jesus died for me and loves me.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Alice Gold
The Word of Wisdom is the the Lord's Law of Health. It was given to the world through a modern day prophet, Joseph Smith, and has stood up to the test of time. We knew in the 1800's that tobacco was harmful as well as coffee, tea, and alcohol. We also were given direction to eat whole grains, vegetables and fruits in season and to avoid excessive meat long before these ideas were discussed among the modern medical community. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Alice Gold
Of course Mormons are Christian. Our church is centered on the teachings of Christ. Our church is named The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints to differentiate from The Church of Christ in His time. According to some Christian scholars, we are not Christian and it breaks my heart. They make this conclusion based on the fact that we have modern day revelation and additional scripture. Some say we are not Christian because we don't believe in the wide accepted trinity. All you have to do is spend one Sabbath with members of the church to see that they are centered in Christ and focus their lives on living His precepts. When people say that I am not Christian, I know they are wrong because I have a personal relationship with Him and I know He knows me and He knows that I love Him. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Alice Gold
As Mormons we are taught to live like Christ. We seek to serve ALL mankind. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Alice Gold
Talk to the missionaries and let them teach you our beliefs. Pray earnestly with real intent to know if they teach you truth. When you know the truth from God, you will have the great privilege or turning your life to Christ. You will repent and be baptized and will never be the same if you stay on the straight and narrow path after you enter the gate. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Alice Gold
We need a Savior because we are imperfect and no unclean thing can dwell before God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Alice Gold
Mormons did practice polygamy in the beginning of the church, but we no longer practice polygamy. Some people use polygamy as an argument against the church, but if one studies The Old Testament, they will be assured that God has asked many of His people to live the law of polygamy throughout the history of Earth. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Alice Gold
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. He is unlike God the Father and Jesus the Christ because he is a personage of spirit and does not have a glorified immortal body of flesh and bone. The Holy Ghost is the greatest gift from God besides eternal life. He guides us, teaches us, comforts us, and leads us to eternal life. One can feel the influence of the Holy Ghost before they are baptized, but we receive the Holy Ghost as a constant companion by the laying on of hands after we are baptized. Show more Show less