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Hi I'm Audrey

I'm a missionary, I'm a student, I'm a daughter, I'm a friend, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am taking an 18-month break from my university studies to serve a mission in Hong Kong, speaking Cantonese. I am studying history and political science. I am from Virginia, and have recently lived in Scotland and Utah.I love spending time with friends, campfires, going to sporting events, reading, and playing the cello.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a very rational person, and faith doesn't come easily to me. But when I pray, read the Book of Mormon, and go to church and the temple, the Holy Ghost tells me that these things come from God, and that He loves me. The first time I sincerely asked if this church was true and if Joseph Smith was a prophet, the Spirit let know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is true. And I've stuck to it ever since.

How I live my faith

I am serving a mission in Hong Kong. I spend my days teaching the good news of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ to all those willing to receive it.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Audrey
Some of the Mormon women I have interacted with throughout my life are among the strongest women I have ever met. They are beautiful and intelligent, but also kind, patient, and compassionate. They are also very normal, in that they face many of the same problems as other women, are funny, and are fun to be around. Some people think that just because Mormon women tend to stay in the home to raise their children, that they are weak or viewed as inferior by the men in our church. Not so. I've often heard Mormon men express appreciation to the women (wives, mothers, sisters, etc.) for the stablizing foundation they provide for them, and that these women have been crucial to much of their personal development. On more than one occasion I've heard church leaders say that woman is God's greatest creation. Men and women alike are all God's children, and he loves us equally. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Audrey
Have you ever wondered how a religion that claims that all people must do certain things to gain salvation can be fair to the many people on the earth who have never heard what they are to do? We have too. Jesus Christ taught that unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God (John 3:5). However, it would be unjust to expect all those who had never heard of Christ to be baptized during their life. Therefore, the Lord revealed to the prophet Joseph Smith that we may perform proxy baptisms in behalf of the dead so that they may receive of Christ's baptism by proper priesthood authority, as in the time of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:29). It is ultimately up to the deceased whether they will accept this baptism; their names are not added to the Church's membership records. These proxy baptisms are performed in our temples around the world. Show more Show less