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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello, I am new to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was baptized in December of 2008. I investigated the church at a friends ward for about 3 months before i sought out my own ward and was ready for baptism. I love the Gospel and know the Church is true. I went on to receive my endowments in January of 2010. I have received so many blessings from Heavenly Father, most recently my Eternal marriage. I love visiting the Temple often and Visiting Teaching. My current calling is the Primary Chorister.

Why I am a Mormon

I know the church is true, I know the Book of Mormon is true and I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and all his children. THE SECOND BOOK OF NEPHI CHAPTER 25:26 "-And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our cchildren may know to what source they may look for a dremission of their sins-"

How I live my faith

I remain grounded and an active member of the Church by reading my scriptures and praying. It was once told to me, "In battle, the first attack on the enemy is to take out all lines of communication. Once communication is removed everything falls apart." I know this is also true with our faith. I do all i can to remember this tactic. I try my best to not allow the world to remove my lines of communication to Heavenly Father and Christ. Without Heavenly Father, Christ and the Holy Ghost i would surly fall apart.

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

Amanda
Temples are never secret, they are sacred. I feel an exert from John A. Widtsoe, “Looking toward the Temple,” Ensign, Feb 2010, 36–38, answers these questions best. -"The ordinances performed there are sacred they are not mysterious. All who accept and live the gospel and keep themselves clean may partake of them. Indeed, all faithful members of the Church are invited and urged to make use of the temple and to enjoy its privileges. It is a sacred place in which holy ordinances are given to all who have proved themselves worthy to partake of its blessings. The temple, with its gifts and blessings, is open to all who conform to the requirements of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each person who is worthy may apply to his or her bishop for a recommend to enter the temple. The temple is a place of instruction. Here the principles of the gospel are reviewed, and profound truths of the kingdom of God are unfolded. If we enter the temple in the right spirit and are attentive, we go out enriched in gospel knowledge and wisdom. The temple is a place of peace. Here we may lay aside the cares and worries of the outside, turbulent world. Here our minds should be centered upon spiritual realities, since here we are concerned only with things of the spirit. The temple is a place of covenants, which will help us live righteously. Here we declare that we will obey the laws of God and promise to use the precious knowledge of the gospel for our own blessing and the good of man. The simple ceremonies help us to go out from the temple with the high resolve to lead lives worthy of the gifts of the gospel. The temple is a place of blessing. Promises are made to us, conditioned only upon our faithfulness, which extend from time to eternity. They will help us to understand the nearness of our heavenly parents. The power of the priesthood is thus given us in new and large measures. The temple is a place where ceremonies pertaining to godliness are presented. The great mysteries of life, with man’s unanswered questions, are here made clear: 1 Where did I come from? 2 Why am I here? 3 Where do I go when life is over? Here the needs of the spirit from which all other things of life issue are held of paramount importance. The temple is a place of revelation. The Lord may here give revelation, and every person may receive revelation to assist him in life. All knowledge, all help come from the Lord, directly or indirectly. Though He may not be there in person, He is there by His Holy Spirit and by earthly men holding the priesthood. By that Spirit they direct the Lord’s work here on earth. Every person who enters this sacred place in faith and prayer will find help in the solution of life’s problems. It is good to be in the temple, the house of the Lord, a place of priesthood instruction, of peace, of covenants, of blessings, and of revelation. Gratitude for this privilege and an eager desire to possess the spirit of the occasion should overflow in our hearts.-" Show more Show less