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Hi I'm Vickie

I have been a LDS member for a year!!

About Me

I am a single mom of a very smart four year old boy. Along with being a mom I am a full time college student! My ultimate goal is to become a teacher and child advocate. For fun I enjoy shopping, scrapbooking, and swimming. My friends and family are very important to me.

Why I am a Mormon

All through my life I have always had Mormons in my path. I have always had a love for Christ and a desire to know more of him. I have a dear friend (that is a LDS member) share his testimony of how good the Lord has been to him through his life. It was impressive to me for someone so young to have such a desire to be so obedient to God. That made me curious and I started researching all kinds of information about the church. About a week or two latter I started reading the book of Mormon and about a month after that I wanted to know more. I called the missionaries and arranged for them to meet with me. After about three months of pray and scripture study I realized God had been preparing my heart to receive the answer to my question. One night after reading the story of when Christ visited the Americas in third Nephi, I felt the most over whelming comfort that this is the restored gospel. I knew at that moment that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that he had been using it to bring me closer to his grace. I was baptized October 2nd, 2010. I love this church and thank God everyday for the differences it has made in my life. The church has encouraged me to seek after scripture and knowledge on my own. My testimony is always growing stronger. I know that I have made the best decision for my life and Heavenly Father reminds me everyday though all his sweet blessings he is always pouring out as long as I am faithful to him.

How I live my faith

We have this thing for the woman called visiting teaching and it is absolutely beautiful. As sisters in the church we are assigned other sisters to check on and share a spiritual message with each month. You by no means have to do this but it is encouraged. It is nice to have that support group as women. It is good to know that you have someone to call if you need help or just a friend. The ultimate goal is that we show Christ’s love though the bonds we make as sisters in Christ. I am sure that if Christ was still physically here on earth today and saw a mother of three small children stressed out, he would try to comforter that woman with a helping hand or an encouraging word.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Vickie
Growing up in the south, tea has always been one of my favorite drinks. When I became a member of the church in October 2010 I found out that tea was something Mormons don’t drink. It was not easy for me to give up at first. I prayed for understanding of why this was asked of us and soon I started to understand why. I use to work in a restaurant and at the end of each day I would have to clean the tea pitchers. I remember how stained the pitchers were and no matter how hard I scrubbed them; I could not get the stains out from the inside. Pondering on that memory I thought wow…what does the inside of my body look like from drinking this? I have been tea free for 3 months now. I have no regrets or desires to turn back! The blessings I have noticed in my life from doing this are clearer skin, a lot more energy, and self-control. It is GREAT! Show more Show less