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Hi I'm Millicent

I'm a young adult in the middle of some big, but exciting life changes. And I'm a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I was born and raised in northeast Indiana and recently graduated from college in Utah. I have a BA in English and editing and am currently looking for a job in that field. I am engaged to my sweetheart of two years. I was his introduction to the LDS faith so we have an especially special bond. We are planning to get married as soon as possible after I find a job. I have a lot of random interests. I like to read. My favorite genres are American classics, especially the realists, and autobiographies. I also love the Quirk Classics books. My favorite magazines are home and garden ones. I write in a variety of genres, including online articles, scholarly papers, and personal essays. Occasionally I dabble in fiction and poetry. I had to write my autobiography for my senior seminar class and loved it. My newest hobby is tightwadding, or frugal living. I also want to get into gardening, but so far only have 7 potted tomato plants on the patio. I've recently started the South Beach diet and am adopting that lifestyle. I love cooking. I'm also into wedding things right now. Some long held interests and hobbies are history, scrapbooking, beading, and genealogy. I am very involved in church and do some volunteering with the American Red Cross. My family has 2 birds whom we adore. In the future I hope to have a successful, but short career in the publishing field and then start a family and become a full-time mother and homemaker. Someday my fiance and I hope to serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon, my parents were the first in our family to get married in a temple and that makes me the first child in our family born in the covenant. But my family has never been the ideal Mormon family and my siblings are mostly inactive by now. I think I've always been faithful and active because the gospel makes sense to me. It's like a science experiment you learn a gospel doctrine, try it out, and it works so you know it's true. That's how it's always been for me. And those things have gotten me where I want to be in life. If not for the Church I would not have gotten the education I did. I wouldn't have the amazing friends I have who are doing worthwhile things with their lives. I wouldn't have the opportunity to spend eternity with the love of my life. I just don't think I'd have any real focus or purpose in life without the Church teaching me to set goals and work for them and helping me understand that there's a bigger picture than just me and what I'm doing right now. The more I live the gospel the more wonderful things happen for me, so why not keep going?

How I live my faith

I strive to be an example to others of what I know Jesus Christ would have us do. I'm not perfect, but I try to uplift others and serve them. I try to make good choices because I know others will see my actions and judge me and the Church based off of them. I love serving in the Church. I've had lots of leadership, committee, and teaching positions. Right now I'm serving as a Sunday School teacher, which I love. I also love being a visiting teacher and serving the sisters in my ward and becoming friends with them.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Millicent
One of our articles of faith says our church is organized like the primitive church in Jesus's time. So naturally we have twelve apostles. In Acts Jesus tells the apostles to spread the gospel and testify of him throughout the world. Well, if today we still believe in Christ and if you also know he exists as the world's Savior, why shouldn't we continue the doctrine of having twelve especially-called men serve as testifiers of Christ? People today just as back then need to hear the good news of Christ's gospel. Cultures and politics and technology change, but truth doesn't, which means the gospel doesn't. Christ lives and God's children need someone on earth to teach them that. Show more Show less