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Hi I'm Stacey

I'm a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Neighbor, Friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a hard working husband and mother to 5 delightful children. I have the opportunity to stay in the home and guide them through their daily challenges. I am currently seeking my second bachelor degree and find joy in learning.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS Faith, but this is not why I am a Mormon. I was blessed to have examples all around me who taught me the principles of the church, but I didn't want to be a member simply because it was convenient or comfortable. I wanted to know that the things I was taught were true and not just a good idea, so I asked the only one who could give me an honest answer. I prayed on many occasions and got my answers in several ways. The confirmations of the truthfulness of what the LDS church teaches came to me in assurances through scripture reading, words of the modern prophets, feelings of peace and understanding, church attendance, and many other occurences. These assurances continue each time I engage in spirtual activities and study. As I have opened my heart to accept those things which the Lord has in store he continues to reveal more to me, line upon line.

How I live my faith

Because I know the things the church teaches is true, it's important for me to live these teachings. I strive everyday to be better and do better incorporating the new things I learn through my own study of the gospel. I realize I will never be perfect, but I have an understanding of the grace of Jesus Christ and that he will make up for all that I am unable to do for myself. As a member of the church I am also involved in helping others to gain their own understanding of these teachings. My first responsiblitiy beyond gaining my own knowledge is to help my family learn. We do this daily through discussion, but also set aside one night a week to have a formal lesson of these principles. I then am responsible for teaching classes during our church meetings that help prepare others to teach the gospel in church classrooms. I also have the opportunity to meet with several women to help them with their temporal and spirtual needs so that we can all grow together. There are many ways in which we can serve our neighbors and friends. I have been able to participate in hundreds of acts of service through opportunites the church has provided as well as on my own. I have found that by serving others, I am truly serving my God.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Stacey
Does God love us any less than he did those in Moses' day? Would God provide a mouthpiece for those in ancient times and leave us in the dark? I truly believe that we have a living prophet today who leads and guides those willing to hear as disciples of Christ under the direction of him whose church this surely is. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Stacey
Joseph Smith was a prophet of God just as Moses and Noah and Elijah and many other notable men from our history. He was valuable in restoring the church in these latter days that Christ had set forth in the New Testament. For this reason he is an important part of our history, but this church is The Church of Jesus Christ, not of Joseph Smith. We remember Joseph Smith and the things he taught as a mouthpiece of God with reverence, but our worship belongs to our Father in Heaven and his son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Stacey
Our Father in Heaven loves all of his children. The Bible is a record of his words to those of the Ancient World, but can one suppose that he would not speak to his children in other geographic areas? The Book of Mormon is the record of his disciples who lived upon the American Continent. Mormon was the man who compiled these records and Joseph Smith was the one appointed to bring these buried records forth and translate them so that we could enjoy their teachings in our day. Show more Show less