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Hi I'm Stacey

I am about to become a mother and I love math. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from college with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education. I love math and I want to help others love it too. I like to be outside when the weather is warm, whether it's running, biking, hiking, camping, or boating. When it isn't warm I busy myself indoors with sewing, crochet, and other little crafts. I married my sweetheart and best friend, and we are expecting our first baby. I love children and look forward to the opportunity to watch her grow and learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings a peace to my life that I cannot find through anything else. Everything goes smoother when I am following the Savior and when I am listening to the Prophet. There is a joy that comes from the Gospel that cannot be found from any other place. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that he suffered and died that we might live forever. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book. I know that there is a Prophet of God alive today that receives revelation for our times. I know that I can find happiness in my life by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, because I feel that happiness each day when I try my hardest to live it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church each Sunday. I spend the Sabbath day resting from my usual labors; such as my job, shopping, yard work, house cleaning, and entertainment, whether it be television, movies, or sports. Instead I spend time with my family, visit with friends, read from The Scriptures, or do other spiritually uplifting things. On all other days of the week, I try to be friendly to all the people I meet. I pray to our Heavenly Father each day and read from the scriptures for guidance. I also help to plan meetings and activities for the women we attend church with, so that they can continue to learn and develop new talents.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Stacey
We believe that we as individuals have bodies and spirits that make up our whole being. When we die, our bodies are left here on earth while our spirits go to the spirit world. We also believe that we need to have certain ordinances performed (such as baptism) in order to return to our Heavenly Father's presence. Our spirits alone cannot receive these ordinances. Once someone dies, the only way for them to be baptized into the Church is to have someone living perform the baptism for them, in their name. Members of the church perform baptisms for the dead so that, should the individual choose it, they could be a member of the church after they have died. Show more Show less