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Hi I'm Steffanie

I'm a wife. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just an average 23 year old. I recently married my best friend and we are loving married life. I am currently going to college to recieve my Bachelors in Sociology and Psychology. I plan to graduate in July. I work with children and I love my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a non-active LDS family. I didn't grow up going to church with my family or even talking about spiritual things in my home. It wasn't until I was 19 that I knew that there was something greater out there and I needed it. I grew up in different family circumstances, some not as favorable as I would have liked and it made it difficult to believe in a God that loved me. When I was 15 years old my mother who was also the main provider in my home was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She could no longer work which put me in the position of supporting her and my little brother. I eventually dropped out of high school and obtained a GED. I worked full-time in a fast food restaurant, and started to go to a community college part time. After a year or so I was able to pick up another full-time job on campus working at a day care for college students. I was working 2 jobs and going to school. When I turned 18, I graduated with an Associates Degree and had maintained a 4.0 GPA. I didn't have a clue how I managed to pull all of that off on my own. When I was 19 I rented my own home and started my own day care. This allowed me to have my mother with me during the day and I was able to take care of her and work another job at night. This also meant that I was always home and a very easy person to get a hold of if you happened to be a mormon missionary. This is how it was in my case at least. Two Sister Missionaries became my best friends in such a short time. They come to my home frequently and taught me about the church. Sometimes they would sing to me, other days they would share a scripture or two, thay would share a lesson with me, and other days they were there just to listen to me. I felt comfortable asking them questions about where I came from, why bad things happen to good people, and if there was someone that loved me more than I could imagine. Soon enough, my questions were answered and I felt something that I had never felt before. I came to know for myself that there was a God and not only was He God, but He was my Heavenly Father and He did love me. I learned about my Savior, Jesus Christ, and how he overcame everything for each one of Heavenly Father's children so that we could all make it back to live with Him again. I learned that I had a purpose here on this earth, and I also learned that when and if my mom was to pass away I could live with her again because families are forever. When I turned 21 I decided to serve a mission myself. I became a full-time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served for 18 months. Shortly after returning home, my mother passed away. My brother is now serving a full-time mission and has found happiness that he wouldn't have been able to find doing anything else. I married my husband Jared in the Idaho Falls temple in August and I couldn't be happier. I was blessed to find a man that had the same love of the Gospel, our Savior, and the Scriptures. I will be forever grateful to those Sister Missionaries that became my friends and for their testimonies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have come to know for myself that this truly is Christ's Church here on the earth. I have come to know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know that because Heavenly Father loves us, he sends us Prophets to stand as His mouthpiece here on Earth. I know that Joseph Smith was called to be a Prophet and that through him, the Gospel was restored along with all of the blessings that had been missing. I know that we have a Prophet called of God here on the Earth today named Thomas S. Monson. He leads and guides us here at this time. I have a testimony of prayer. I know that God does hear and answer our prayers. I also know that He loves us and wants us to make it home to Him. I know that by following the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can make it back to live with Him again. I know that families are forever and I will always have my husband and future family as long as I keep my covenants and strive to be obedient to my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I love being a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints. I am a returned missionary for the church and I still contintue to serve as much as I can. In my current ward/congregation, I serve as a ward missionary. I have the opportunity to go out with my eternal companion (my husband) and share what I know with honest seekers of the truth. Along with the full-time missionaries, we are able to teach and invite people to come closer to their Savior and become a member of His Church.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Steffanie
The best ways that we can come to know our Father in Heaven is through prayer, scripture study, and keeping His commandments. He wants to have a relationship with Him. He is readily available to listen to our prayers and answer them. The scriptures teach us about Him and invite us to come closer to Him by teaching the commandents and helping us learn about His Son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Steffanie
We believe that God is our Eternal Heavenly Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. God, our Father has a perfect immortal body of flesh and bone, as does our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are created in the image of our Father and He desires for us to one day have a perfect, glorified, resurrected body as He does. Show more Show less