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Hi I'm Acacia

I'm from Washington State. I married a Sailor. I'm a musician...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing and play piano. I work with kids. I have a degree in music. I love to travel. My husband and I recently went on a cross-country roadtrip to our new home in Virginia. We hope to always act like newlyweds. Having God in our marriage is very important to us.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are currently members of the Mormon Church, but they always encouraged me to seek out the truth personally and find out for myself what I choose to believe. I studied and prayed fervently to know if God exists, if Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and about the truth of specific doctrines. Each time I asked in faith, studying it out in my mind and calling upon God through prayer, seeking to know the truth, I received a warm peaceful feeling in my heart, a feeling that I have come to know as the Holy Spirit of God. I have been to other churches, studied many theologies, opened my mind to philosophy, and recognized eternal truths through this same process... but I feel peace so strongly when I study this gospel and believe that this is God's way of telling me that I am on the right path. I know that as you ask God's help to find the truth and study for yourself, you will feel His love and He will guide you to know where you belong too.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the choir director for my congregation and make arrangements for special musical numbers to add to the Spirit of our worship service. I also participate in our church women's organizations where I visit specific members of the congregation monthly, share a spiritual message, and seek for opportunities to help serve them or make their lives less stressful. Outside of voluntary Church service, I try to live my faith by gaining a personal relationship with God by praying daily, reading His word regularly, and trying to apply the teachings of Jesus into my everyday life.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Acacia
Missionaries are trained to answer specific questions you may have about our religion, or about the gospel of Jesus Christ in general. In addition to your questions, they may open the bible with you to answer questions like "Does God have a plan for me?", "What happens after I die?" or "What is the purpose of life?". They may also introduce concepts unique to our faith, like the belief in a written record of followers of God and Jesus Christ in the Ancient Americas, known as the Book of Mormon. They may talk about how our sect came to be, the organization of our church, or the first leader of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, whom we see as a prophet similar to Moses in the Bible, except in a more modern time period. The idea of baptism will also come up if you decide to let the missionaries be regular guests in your home, but don't that scare you because becoming renewed through the power of Christ is the greatest spiritual experience I have ever had and has brought more blessings than I can count into my life. Show more Show less