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Hi I'm Stevanie

I'm a college student from Washington state. I'm starting on the paperwork to go on a full-time mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the only daughter and third child of three in my family. I'm currently a college student studying to be a sign language interpreter. I spend most of my free time doodling, taking pictures, decorating, and playing volleyball.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the gospel. Looking back, I think I was just living the gospel because I knew it was what my parents wanted. As I've gotten older, I've realized that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and that I can know what he wants for me if I pray and ask for guidance. Recently, I've had to make some large life decisions. For a while, I felt lost and confused about what was best. I realized that I could turn to my Heavenly father, and that He loves me, and wants the best for me. I came up with a plan, and asked Heavenly Father if it was what I needed to do. Because of this interaction with Heavenly Father, I plan on serving a mission in the near future!

How I live my faith

I'm in a college single's ward, so pretty much all of the members are between 18-25ish. Even though it's different than a typical family ward, I enjoy it a lot. There are often activities that I help out with and participate in.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Similar to how a college has entrance exams to make sure those who enter in are prepared to learn what is being taught there, so the temple has an "entrance exam" of sorts. There's not really a test, but in order to enter in the temple, a person must be baptized and prepared. Everyone is welcome to come to the temple as long as they are prepared. There is nothing secret about the temple, it is just a sacred place and the things learned inside are to be treated with reverence. In the temple, members participate in ordinances designed to unite there families together forever and help them return to God. Show more Show less