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Hi I'm Cami

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Las Vegas. After I got married, my husband and I moved to northern Utah for work and school. I am a History major, and love to learn about people and places of the past. I also love to learn about my own family and our heritage. I am a writer, and have several book projects that I am working on. I also love animals, and have a pet rabbit named Charles.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that were members of the church. So, having grown up learning about the gospel, I made the decision when I was eight to be baptized. It was a decision I will never regret. After I was baptized, I received the gift of the Holy Ghost, by the laying on of hands. I received a powerful spiritual witness at that time that I was doing what God would like me to do. As a teenager, it was a struggle to attend church and activities, due to negative social experiences. However, I decided then that going to church was for me, and me alone, so despite several unkind classmates, I continued to attend. My belief in the truthfulness of the teachings of the church were strengthened as a result. Throughout my life, I have prayed to know that the things I have been taught are true. Each time, I have felt the warmth and comfort that comes from the Holy Ghost, and I know that the church is true. It was brought about by the gift and power of God to a boy prophet, named Joseph Smith. Through him, we have received the Book of Mormon, which testifies of Christ on every page. I know that the church is led by a prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. By listening to him, and following the counsel given, we can come closer to God and Jesus Christ. Christ brought about the infinite Atonement, through which we can become clean from the sins and mistakes we make, and it can also provide us with the comfort we need in times of trial. Jesus Christ lives. He loves us. He wants us to be happy, and happiness comes through following Him.

How I live my faith

I have spent a lot of time giving service in our church in the children's program, called Primary. One of my favorite assignments was teaching the music to the children. I have also taught Sunday school for various age groups from 3 on up to 11 years old. I have also had the opportunity to share my knowledge with the adult women in my ward, as a teacher and also a member of the women's organization, the Relief Society. Each month I visit with several women in my ward, and help them by discussing the gospel, and providing service.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Cami
Yes. It is true. In the Book of Mormon, it is recorded that He appeared to a large number of people. Not only did he appear, He blessed the people, prayed for them, blessed their children, organized His church, and taught them His gospel. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Cami
Our temples are sacred, not secret. Just as you would not allow someone into your home without certain standards being outlined, God is the same way. We believe that the temple is a house of God, literally where God would come if He visited the earth. As such a building, it is protected by certain standards of worthiness, required of those who wish to enter. Not all members of the Church have agreed to live the standard that is required in order to enter the holy temples. Only those who have promised to abide my the Lord's standards are granted entry into His house. In the temple, the central focus is the family. Certain ordinances, or ceremonies, are reserved only for the house of the Lord. Inside, marriages are performed, instructions are given, and these ordinances, including baptism, are completed for those who have died without having a knowledge of the gospel. Show more Show less