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Hi I'm Corey

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a graduate student in electrical engineering. I chose this field because I liked math and solving problems. I like to be with other people, I like being active, and I like to read.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) by two loving parents who were both converts to the church. They taught me the truths of the gospel as a child, and because of their righteous examples, I developed a deep conviction of the reality of God, His Son Jesus Christ, and of plan of salvation that God has for us. As I grew older, however, I recognized the need to build my faith on the foundation of my own personal spiritual experiences rather than simply relying on my parents' faith. As I've read the scriptures and prayed to know of the truthfulness of the things I'd been taught, I've felt the Spirit of God bring peace to me and confirm the truth of what I've been taught. I continue to live my faith because of the peace and the understanding of the purpose of life it brings to me.

How I live my faith

Most importantly, I try to do what the Savior would have me to do every day. I try to be friendly to others and make newcomers feel welcome. I participate in my church congregation by teaching Sunday school and by "home teaching" - regularly visiting members of the congregation in their homes and ensuring that their spiritual and physical needs are being met. I enjoy serving in the church because you get the opportunity to lift others to a higher plane, and in the process, you too are uplifted. I love the feeling I get after coming back from a home teaching visit where you feel like you have really helped the other person feel closer to the Savior.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Corey
Latter-day Saints (Mormons) believe that baptism is an essential step in God's plan of salvation, yet millions of God's children have died without learning about the gospel or having the chance to be baptized by someone holding proper priesthood authority from God. Because these individuals now exist only as spirits, they cannot be baptized because they don't have a physical body! Latter-day Saints believe that part of God's plan of salvation includes the provision for baptisms to be performed in behalf of these individuals (by proxy) and that they will have the choice to accept or reject that ordinance for themselves- nobody is forced. These people will be taught the gospel in the spirit world after they die and will have the chance to accept baptisms and other ordinances performed in their behalf. This way God has provided for every one of His children to hear and accept the gospel, whether in this life or the next, so that everyone can have the same fair chance at salvation. Show more Show less