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Hi I'm Stacie

I raise a family, visit the elderly, teach the youth and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married mother of 4 and grandmother of 5. I love butterflies, chocolate and spending time with my grown children and my wonderful grandchildren. I love mornings, sunsets and hiking in the mountains with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a faithful LDS family. But I had to choose for myself to stay a Mormon. I hear many good things from my friends of other faiths, but the truths that I have because of the restored gospel just make more sense to me. I feel a peace and a protection when I learn about and practice the doctrine and principles of the Church that I can't get anywhere else. It is both exciting and reassuring to me to know that God speaks to His people both in times past and in the present. The teachings of the Church have given me a sure foundation in a world of conflict and change. 

How I live my faith

I volunteer to teach an early morning 6 am scripture study class to high school age youth. Most people think this would be such a sacrifce, but for me it is a joy. I love the scriptures and I love the youth and I love to teach. I learn so much from my study and preparations to teach them, and then I learn even more from my students as we discuss the scriptures together and make goals to apply the principles we've learned in our lives. I also make the time at least once a week to visit one of the elderly ladies in my neighborhood. I feel as James did when he said "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction..." I have felt a special love for the elderly since my teen years when I was a candy striper in a hospital and I served in the geriatrics ward. I feel very blessed whenever I am able to help brighten the day of someone who is lonely or sick. I feel I am following the Saviors example by sharing my love with them and I always come away having received more than I have given. 

Are Mormons Christians?

Stacie
One of my favorite verses from the Book of Mormon says, "We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." I know that it is only through Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice that I can be saved in the kingdom of God. I know that Jesus is my Savior and my Redeemer. I know that without Him, I am nothing. I study His teachings, I try to live and do and He did and I feel His love and try to share that love with others every day. Yes, I am a Christian! Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Stacie
 Baptism is the beginning of the path back to our Heavenly Father. When we are baptized we make a covenant with God that we will always remember Him and do as the Savior would do everyday of our lives. Baptism is an essential ordinance. Even Jesus Christ was baptized "to fulfill all righteousness." When we are baptized, we are completely immersed under the water to symbolize the death of the "natural man" and when we come up out of the water we are symbolically spiritually reborn and take upon ourselves Christ's name. We are reminded of our baptismal covenants every week when we partake of the sacrament. Show more Show less