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Hi I'm Paige

I'm a technical writer and a recent college graduate, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from college, and now I work as a technical writer and editor for a software company. I come from a big family and I love my siblings and parents, and I love spending time with them. I like taking pictures, writing, drawing, and blogging. I'm learning to cook and enjoying it. And I'm married to my best friend and man of my dreams.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know more than I know anything else that it's the sure way to happiness now and in eternity. I was raised as a Mormon, but when I was growing up, I prayed and searched and learned for myself that this is what I believe. I can see so clearly when I look at my life how being a Mormon and living my beliefs has made my life happier and fuller, and I have great faith that, if I do what I should, that happiness will last forever.

How I live my faith

I love going to church services every Sunday, where I interact with friends and learn from their examples and stories. I've been called to help the women in my ward give and receive compassionate service. As part of that calling, I try to be extra sensitive to the women in the ward and what I can do to serve them, whether it be by bringing them meals, visiting them, or just being an extra friend. I also strive to read the scriptures daily, pray to Heavenly Father always for support, and treat others as the Savior did.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Absolutely! Mormon Sunday Church services are open to visitors, and anyone is welcome to attend Church. Services consist of three hour-long meetings. Sacrament meeting is the most important. During this meeting, members of all ages gather in one room. We sing hymns, pray, listen to talks given by members, and, most importantly, take the Sacrament, which simply means taking the bread and water, as Christ showed his disciples during the Last Supper. The Sacrament is a way of renewing our covenants and remembering the Savior. In the other two meetings, Church members divide according to age and gender and attend classes and groups. All talks, lessons, prayers, and music are provided by members of the Church. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

The name "Mormons" comes from the Book of Mormon, a book of scripture that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe and follow. Mormon was a prophet, like Moses, Isaiah, or the prophet that is on the earth today. Mormon compiled the writings and teachings of many other prophets, and this book of scripture is the Book of Mormon, called after his name. That has also come to be a nickname for the Church today. We honor, revere, and believe Mormon and follow his teachings, just as we do all of God's prophets, both ancient and modern. But he is not the focus of the Church. Jesus Christ is. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Mormons are most definitely Christians. The full name of the Church is actually The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe that Jesus Christ is Heavenly Father's son and that Jesus Christ lived on the earth, atoned for the sins of the world, and still lives today. He is the center of our Church and its teachings and we look to Him in all we do. We want to follow His example in the way we treat others and the lives we live. Yes, we are most certainly Christians. Show more Show less