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Hi I'm Holly

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 4 awesome grown children, and a young grandmother of 6, so far, of the most precious and beautiful spirits on the earth today! I like to read, exercise, and spend time with my family and friends. If volunteer work provided an income for my family, I would love for that to be my career!!! Instead I am a paralegal for a non-profit agency, which sometimes provides those opportunities, too!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because even as a child who was raised in the church, but went through some abusive situations, I truly felt the Spirit of the Lord whisper to me that I was still special to Him and that He loved me as I was. As I grew older and began to have children of my own, my testimony continued to grow stronger and deeper and I knew I could never ever deny the truth of the restored gospel. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that the worth of all souls is great in the sight of He and his Glorified Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I strive to have a continual prayer in my heart of gratitude and thanksgiving to my Heavenly Father, and to express those similar feelings and thoughts to others every day in some way. I serve my family and others in various ways, and I currently serve in the capacities of a librarian and a teacher in my ward family. I try to have a ready smile for every one I come in contact with, and something kind to say to make them smile, as well. Although I have lots of room for improvement, I try my best to share the Savior's love with others every day.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Holly
I feel that the blessings received from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible and other scriptures are a knowledge of historical events and spiritual treasures, as well as a peace of mind that this knowledge brings to us that we are immortal beings experiencing mortal sorrows and joys. The most treasured blessing to me is a testimony that God lives, loves me and wants me to return to Him and have everlasting joy. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Holly
The Mormon missionaries will talk about the creation of the world, the plan of salvation that God has for every one of His children that have ever been or will be on this earth and what that means for you, what may be required of you to accept and follow God's plan, and the joy that can be yours if you choose to do so. There are many other precious truths or principles and ordinances of the restored gospel that they will share with you! Show more Show less

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

Holly
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are called Mormons or Mormonism because of our belief in another Testament of Jesus Christ known as: The Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Holly
We can come to know our Father in Heaven by studying his words, and those of his prophets, in the scriptures: the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. We can come to know Him even better by daily prayer to help us understand His words and how they apply to ourselves and our life situations, to ponder His words and listen for His answers, to thank Him for all that he blesses us and our families with each day, and to repent and ask for forgiveness for our weaknesses and plead for His strength to overcome and forsake them. And last, but certainly not least, we will come to know Him by serving others around us as His Son Jesus Christ exemplified for us while on this earth which can be found in the New Testament. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Holly
Authority to perform a baptism is important because it takes the proper authority to have any ordinance performed here on earth recognized on earth, but more importantly, to be recognized and accepted by God in Heaven and transcend the bonds of mortality. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Holly
Yes, Mormons do regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and they do believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly. For doctrine and teaching purposes the Mormons use the King James Version of the Bible as we believe it is the closest one to being translated correctly throughout the ages. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Holly
All Mormons are strongly encouraged to prepare themselves to serve a mission, but the choice is strictly up to each individual, and in the end serving a mission is a privilege rendered only to those who have extended themselves as worthy to serve a mission by choosing to live the gospel standards to the best of their ability and, if they are young and unmarried, keeping themselves sexually pure and worthy to do so. Older married couples may also choose to serve as missionary couples, if they have lived the gospel standards to the best of their ability, desire to do so, and can support themselves in this endeavor. Show more Show less