Hi I'm Angela
I am a mostly happy youngish woman, daughter, sister, and auntie! I love to create..I love to talk...I love to learn and to be taught, I love to bake, sew, paint, draw, write stories, I have a very vivid and active imagination. I love good music and love to sing, I appreciate books that inspire me and that help me ponder upon life and how blessed I am.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a member of the Church- because I read the book of mormon, I followed Moroni's promise found in Moroni 10:4-5 to pray and ask if the Book of Mormon was true. as a 14year old young woman, I recieved a powerful and overwhelming feeling in my heart and mind that this Book was true, that it is the word of God. I then continued to study and learn each day, and apply those things I learned, which I still do today! My testimony needs to be fed daily- just as my body needs food to live. I know the Church and its principles are correct and true, I know we are led by a living prophet who speaks God's will to us today.
What is hope and what do you hope for?
Hope to me- is never giving up!! I hope for many things, I have Hope in my Savior and his atonement, that its power is able to allow me to grow and to change. I have hope in the covenants Ive made. I hope one day to have a forever family, to teach faith and hope to them.
What blessings have come through your faith in Jesus Christ?
Many wonderful blessings have come to me through faith in Jesus Christ, I am so grateful to know My Savior is aware of me, that He loves me. Being a member of the church has helped me to develop many abilities and talents, to have the opportunity to serve others, to see others lives changed forever through their developing faith.
Could you talk about your baptism?
I was baptized as a little girl of eight years old, I wore a white dress, which my mum made for me, I felt like a princess! The one strong memory I have of my baptism is just after, when I came back into the chapel and was given the gift of the Holy Ghost, as hands were laid upon my head, I felt a warmth from my head to my toes, in every part of me, I have never forgotten that feeling.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is like breathing to me...I need to be able to pray everyday! I am so grateful to begin and end my day with prayer..And I might add lots of prayers in between, silent prayers of the heart, inner dialogue with my Heavenly father..Prayer helps me face the day, to feel strength. When I pray I can feel of my Savior's love, and know that He walks with me, Prayer brings me peace and reassurance.
Can you think of a specific challenge in your family that Gospel Principles helped overcome?
A couple of years ago now, My brother and his wife, were expecting their first child, we were eager and excited to meet the new addition to our family. We recieved a phonecall that would affect us forever..My brother called to say that their little baby had been stillborn..Time seemed to go very slow, it was really hard to process the information, at first it was hard to accept this, How could this happen? I just remember my parents getting us all together for a prayer, we felt peace and we know that one day we will see him again because we believe the family is eternal. At the time I found great solace in the Book of Mormon, I read in Moroni about the fact that there was no need for infant baptisms, that little children were perfect. This was a great comfort for me, to all of us as a family.
How I live my faith
At the moment I am working with, teaching and being taught by the wonderful youth of my congregation. We meet each weekday early in the morning to study from the scriptures. This year we are focusing our study upon the Book Of Mormon. I am so grateful for this opportunity to be able to study with the youth. So grateful for the youth in my class and the examples that they are in my life, they really try hard to live the standards of the gospel. I love to be with them.