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Hi I'm Mandi

I love people. I believe in social justice and equality. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 22 years old and a senior in college. I love people, movies, music, and dancing. I'm going to be a Social Worker, and after I get my master's degree, I hope to work overseas in refugee camps or with oppressed populations. My major areas of interest are Middle East issues and Islam. I also love eating peanut butter and telling jokes - but not at the same time.

Why I am a Mormon

My life was very sad and difficult before I found the church. I was agnostic, leaning toward atheism, when I became interested in the church for purely scientific/cultural reasons. After getting to know other mormons, seeing beautiful and happy families, and feeling the spirit of the Lord touch my heart, I decided to join the church. I'm not a stereotypical Mormon and never will be, but I know that the church is true, and I will never deny anything that I've learned or experienced in my time with the church. The Lord has blessed me with so much in my life, and I can't pretend those things never happened.

How I live my faith

Since I joined the church, I've been a leader in the college age branch, planning activities, service projects, and watching out for other members of the church who attend my university. I've also recently been called to teach lessons during Sunday meetings.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

No way! While it's true that the majority of American Mormon's lean to the right, and the church occasionally makes statements about particular political or societal issues, we are never told how to vote or who to support. One thing the church does encourage is free thought and self determinism. We are encouraged to come to our own conclusions and opinions about things. We are also encouraged to be active participants in our community and to vote. Show more Show less