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Hi I'm Elina

I'm a Finn and I love writing poems. Writing, reading and traveling are very close to my heart. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work as a customer service secretary. I love writing, it is my way to express myself and my feelings. I mostly write poems, but I have also been working on writing stories. I love to read books, and I have read a great deal ever since I was 10. I am a very sosiable person in Finnish standards. I love spending time with my family and friends and getting to know new people. Lately I've also had the opportunity to travel. I just love traveling. It is amazing to discover how nature can be so versatile in different parts of the world. I truly admire the beauty of this world Heavenly Father has created for us when watching the mountains and lochs in Scotland or the colorful sea life under the Red Sea.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't come from a very religious family. I know my grandparents were Lutheran, but religion was not taught at home. However I always knew that there was a God and I could feel it strongly. My grandmother taught me how to pray when I was 8. Ever since then I kept a prayer in my heart, especially when going through trials and tribulations as a teenager. When I was about 14 or 15 I really started to feel I lacked something spiritually. I could not pin point what I was missing, but I knew there was more to life than what I had. I always wanted to learn of the truth and what was the purpose of my life here on earth. I kept on searching until I found it. Because I followed the whisperings of the Holy Ghost I found my way to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I start every day by reading the Book of Mormon and having a personal prayer. It is very important for me to be able to feel the guidance of the Holy Ghost in my life. The Spirit helps me to make right choises and to help others. I find great joy when serving others and I try to do my best in every church calling I have.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Elina
We believe that Jesus is litterally the Son of God, our Saviour and Redeemer. He is a living person, who loves us and died for our sins. I personally know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ I can return to live with God our Heavenly Father once again. Jesus Christ is my older brother, my friend and my personal Saviour. The Scriptures talk about prophesies of Christ and I believe they are all true. Just like other Christians in the world we believe in Christ. In fact His name can be found in the official name of our church - the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Elina
I've never encountered any race issues when it comes to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First and foremost I don't personally believe a person can nor should be labeled into races. I know Heavenly Father has created us all different, but it is more important what's inside of a person than what one looks like. In Finland we don't label people into races, so for me personally it is strange to learn that something like different skin colour could restrict my life in some way. I have come to know that in church we are all equal in the sight of God. God loves all of His children and is willing to grant all His faithfull members many blessings. I've personally been given the same rights as any other faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was baptised and I received the gift of the Holy Ghost. I have also received blessings of the temple ordinances. These same blessings are all available for every person (regardless of colour or race) who faithfully and obediently follow the Saviour Jesus Christ. Show more Show less