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Hi I'm Mandy

I'm a Mormon, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, a writer.

About Me

I am the mother of two young boys. I love writing. I am trying to learn more about photography. I love to share new things with my children, including making crafts. I read magazines often.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being in a forever family, which is something the Church teaches. I really love reading both the Bible and the Book of Mormon--they both have some beautiful passages. I strongly believe in the way the Church teaches people to live--in strong families working together to live simple, peaceful, pure lives.

How I live my faith

I work in setting up monthly activities for my congregation's women's group. I also occasionally teach lessons on Sunday to the women. I help to make sure the women's needs are met--that they receive any assistance or service needed. I also teach my sons about the gospel, sharing scriptures, pictures, and lessons with them, several times a week. Our whole family gets together on Monday and has a special lesson. I try to read the scriptures often, pray everyday, and find opportunities for service whenever possible.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No, Mormons provide assistance to a variety of people outside of the church membership, often in response to natural disasters such as storms or earthquakes. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes, we are very much Christians. We believe in the divine nature of Christ--that he is the son of God and that all people can gain salvation through the atonement of Christ by believing in Heavenly Father and Christ and then following the commandments. Show more Show less

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

The church services are open to any one who is interested in attending. The Sunday service is divided into 3 separate meetings. The first is our sacrament meeting, where individual members will talk about a gospel topic and members will receive the sacrament the bread and water religious service. The next meeting is our Sunday School, where we study the scriptures more in depth. A teacher leads the class but all members are encouraged to participate through discussion or through asking questions. The final meeting is divided into groups, by gender. So the women meet together and the men meet together in another area. This meeting is a chance for members to learn about applying gospel lessons to everyday living. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

To be tried and tested. To have experiences so that we can grow and learn, and become more like our Heavenly Father. To receive a physical body, which can open the door to greater exaltation. To become part of a family. Show more Show less