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Hi I'm Jessie Fan

I like computers and I'd like to become teacher someday. I worked for Apple Inc. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I might be seen answering computer-related questions. I might be seen doing art. I might be seen helping out at a gospel discussion. These are the things I do in my life. I worked for Apple computers after serving a mission at Salt Lake Utah Temple Square for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Other than developing my talents and providing service to others, I currently am hoping for the prospect of marrying in the Lord's temple with a worthy man of God, who believes in the true gospel principles, and can understand my thoughts and who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that God lives, His son Jesus atoned for our sins, and that the Church was, by His design, re-established through the prophet Joseph Smith; I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon is true, and reading it will bless your life. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and that this Church is true. It has made me a better person and I am happier than ever.

How I live my faith

I try to emulate the Savior. I am the only Mormon in my family, which brings more of a responsibility to be humble, respectful, and responsive to others . I love going to church, where I am called to serve and teach the single adults in Sunday school. I am also called to serve as a member missionary to share gospel messages with others. I find it meaningful to support and strengthen those around me, because this brightens their days or helps make their lives better. I enjoy restful Sundays, in other words, I keep the Sabbath day holy, by avoiding worldly activities, which could mean staying away from grocery shopping, movies/TV watching and working, and instead, I focus my thoughts on the Savior and His divine ministry. On Sundays, I serve others and keep in touch with friends and families.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Jessie Fan
Mormons do not practice polygamy. Those who do practice are not of the same faith. I know this because I was assigned to teach about the prophet Brigham Young. I'd quote the Book of Mormon, in which the Lord said to the prophet Jacob that they should have only one wife: “for there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife: and concubines he shall have none... for if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things (Jacob 2:27-30, Book of Mormon). During various times, the Lord has commanded His people to practice plural marriage. (Doctrine and Covenants 132:1). Such was the case when the Lord commanded a number of the early Saints to practice plural marriage. Those leaders at the time, including Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball felt challenged by this practice, but obeyed because they followed the Lord. The leaders carefully oversaw and regulated the practice. In 1890, President Woodruff received a commandment that the leaders of the Church should no longer practice plural marriage (Official Declaration 1). I have personally come to know that the practice of polygamy was done away and would not be practiced again by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less