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Hi I'm Naomi

I grew up in Nebraska. I'm a wife to an amazing man! I'm a mother of four boys. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was raised by my mom in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Being raised by just my mom was hard. We never seemed to have a lot of money, and we had to move a lot. At one point when I was in eight grade we were even homeless. We lived in homeless shelters. It was hard, but it gave me a lot of respect for working hard, and for being thankful for the small things in our lives. It always seemed like we went to some kind of church. So I had a good sense of values. Even when things were at there hardest I believed that God would see us through.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a senior in High School some missionaries found me. I listened to them, but wasn't at the time interested in the church. They moved on, and I kind of forgot about what the missionaries had tried to teach me. However in a class I was taking towards the end of the school year I was asked to pick a church I did not belong to, and do a report on them. I choose the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Being that I felt I had already studied them. At the same time some different missionaries found me. It was like Heavenly Father kept giving me chances to hear about Him. I asked the Sister Missionaries if they would help me with my report. They agreed, if I would attend General Conference. I figured it couldn't hurt so I did. They found me a ride, being that I had no car, to take me. I attended both the Saturday session, as well as Sunday. When I heard the prophet speak it was as if my entire body felt warm, and at peace. I was so touched by the Holy Ghost, yet I was unsure what that feeling was. When I met that week with my wonderful Sister Missionary, she helped me realize that I did know the church was true. I was worried about my family. I knew my mom, and her side of the family didn't like the church. After much prayer, and deciding that honoring my mother and father meant doing what I knew was right! Even if my mother did not think so. Deciding to get baptized into the Church was the best decision I ever made, it has shaped the rest of my life!

How I live my faith

How I live my faith. In church we get "callings" It's something that we get to do for others, to be able to serve them. I have done many things. I've worked with woman, I have served in the nursery, I have served with the teenage girls. No matter what I have been asked to do I undertake the responsibility given, and expected of me. It's funny though sometimes when we pray for something the Lord gives us a unique way to fulfill that prayer. I have many times prayed to find strength to have patience with my four wonderful boys. Very shortly after I had my forth son they asked me to serve as a den leader for cub scouts. I accepted this, but with some hesitation. I was thinking, "Really? I have all boys, I want to do something that I am not doing everyday!" Though prayer, and me getting over myself I realized this is an opportunity to grow. Heavenly Father is just answering my prayers. I have found more patience with my boys, by serving more boys along with my own.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Naomi
I kind of questioned this at first. I mean I had already been baptized when I was eight. And it was by immersion, just as the church believes. However I came to realize that the person preforming the baptism needs to have the authority to baptize. John the Baptist was given authority from Jesus Christ himself. So who gave the minister who baptized me the authority? Certainly not some degree he earned at a college. I came to understand, and love the gift of the priesthood, giving men authority on earth today to preform such needed ordinances. If Jesus Christ who was perfect was baptized, than what greater need do we have to follow in His example? Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Naomi
After joining the church I have loved to share my newly acquired knowledge of the truthfulness of the gospel with others. My mom one time was with me at a church event. Someone came up and was talking with her, they asked her to pray about the church to know if it was true. She looked at me and said, "Why should I believe this man?" I told her, "He's not asking you to believe him. He's asking you to pray and ask God." Anyone that asks me how I know it's true, it's the way I know anything is true, I pray about it. I do all the research I can, all the studying I can, than I pray. Heavenly Father has said, "Ask and it shall be given unto you" "Seek and ye shall find." Knock, and it shall be opened unto you." If for them in the Bible, than why not for me? Why not for you? Show more Show less