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Hi I'm Stacey

I'm a Mormon. I wasn't always though...

About Me

I am studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy). My husband and I were married in April 2010, in the Temple. We love playing with our dog, he is sooo funny.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon and was baptised when I was 21. I lived a worldly life and did things that I am not proud of, and I knew that there had to more to this life. I knew that if I continued to do what I was doing, I was not going to be happy. So I got on the web and started looking at various faiths. I came across a website offering a free Book of Mormon and thought, sure, why not? The Missionaries dropped it off and I started reading. Just a little bit at that stage. When the Missionaries came back they asked about my reading and if I would like to learn more. I said yes. I was taught the lessons and invited by the Sister Missionaries to come to church and participate in sacrament and in the other classes. So I did. It was great! They asked me if I wanted to be baptised, I said yes! At this stage I was still living with my family, and they were not happy at all. Only my grandfather came to my baptism. I kept on going to church and living the gospel and all of its principles. I was made fun of by my family and eventually I fell away from the Church and returned to my old life. I was not happy and during this time away I did things that I thought would never allow me to return to church. But a few years later, I felt a strong urge to return to church, it took me 10 months to get up enough courage to do so, and with some kind words from the Missionaries online on our website, and a kind Bishop, I returned and did all I needed to do to be an active member, and to be temple worthy. 1 month later after returning to church, I met my husband and a year and a half later we were married and sealed in the temple for time and all eternity. I am so happy with my decision to become a latter-day saint. Obviously I still have challenges big and little and its not easy, but I know deep down it is the right decision. I also know Satans' influence is strong but I have prayer and scripture reading to keep me on track and the sacrament.

How I live my faith

When I first joined church, I was a representative for our young single adults aged 18 to 30. I organised activities and events. Now, I am a Sunday School teacher for our 6-7 years olds in our Ward. This is very fun and enjoyable as it is always amazing how much kids already know and how reverent they can be, and how much they already try to be a better person and follow in Jesus' footsteps. My husband and I attend as many church activities as we can. We try to have family prayer, and have our own family home evenings on Monday nights we are reading a book on marriage together at present, we try to attend the temple when we have time. We just do the best we can with what time, skills, money etc we have been given at that time.

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

We believe in eternal life, because we know through the restored gospel and through our prophets and holy spirit that when we die, it is not the end, just part of the necessary journey. We will then go to be judged and go to Heaven. We only came to earth so that we may have a physical body like Heavenly Father. Our families are sealed together also here on this earth for when we are in Heaven. We will always have eternal families. Show more Show less