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Hi I'm Perry

I grew up on a small Island off the coast of North Carolina and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a Latter-day Saint family. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and sister. I cannot imagine being without them. I was named after a missionary that was serving on our island at the time I was born. I have been retired for a year and a half. My husband and I are now serving a full-time mission for the church. I find much joy in serving others. I am thankful of the knowledge that I know Families are Forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born of goodly parents that loved the Lord. My parents always set a good example. Even though I was raised in the church, I can truly say that I have gained my own testimony through much study and prayer. I have been on my knees many times asking our Heavenly Father to help me know the truth of things. I have felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit testifying of the truthfulness of the gospel. Sweet is the peace the gospel brings. We have a loving Heavenly Father that will lead us to the truth if we but ask with an honest heart.

How I live my faith

I have always been active in my faith. I have served in many callings from very young children to adults. In the gospel we do not seek callings but rely on our Heavenly Father, through inspired leaders, to call us where we are needed to serve. When we received our call to serve our mission, I was serving as President of the Women's Auxiliary (Relief Society). I find much joy in serving others. The motto iof the Relief Society is "Charity Never Faileth". At the end of each day I try to ask myself, "Have I Done Any Good In The World Today?" I also find joy in doing genealogy work and attending the Temple of the Lord. I love my family dearly and cannot imagine life without them. I know I have a Heavenly Father that loves me dearly. We are His children. His gospel has been restored to the earth in its fulness. We have living Prophets ,just as in Bibical times, that receive guidance. We can receive more joy and peace by keeping His commandments than any other way. I will always be indebted to our Heavenly Father for my many blessings.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Perry
Why would we not?? Does God not love us as much as those of Bibical times? Do we not need Him today? Has He lost his power to communicate with a prophet? Yes, I know he loves me and we need His guidance. He has not lost his power. We thank Thee, O God, for a prophet, To guide us in these latter days!  Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Perry
The first vision is when the Prophet Joseph went into a grove of trees seeking guidance as to what church he should join. As he was down praying he states, "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.......When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other--This is my Beloved Son, Hear Him! Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Perry
We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Chirst! Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Perry
Everyone can know Mormonism is true if they but ask with a sincere heart and with real intent. We have a Heavenly Father that loves us and will not guide us wrong if we are but sincere. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Perry
We are followers of Christ. Our church has his name - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is no way you will not be a Christian if you follow the teachings of His gospel.  Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Perry
 We believe that everyone has to be born of the water baptism and of the spirit. There are many people that have lived on the earth that have never had the opportunity to hear the gospel and be baptized. Baptism is an earthly ordinance. Therefore, we must be baptized for those that did not have the opportunity. Then they will be taught and have a chance to accept the gospel. We are all children of our Heavenly Father so he would not punish us because we did not know. Show more Show less