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Hi I'm Pia

I'm a Mormon. To me that means being a disciple of Jesus Christ and having the honor of belonging to His living church.

About Me

 I grew up in Sweden and lived there until my late teens. I always wanted to go to the USA , ever since I was little. This country is more than a country to me it's a bold historic idea of self government. I got my wish in high school and became an exchange student in Michigan for a year during which I learned a great deal about myself and about life. I knew I wanted to come back. I finished high school in Sweden and returned to the US to become a language instructor for missionaries while attending the Church's college in Idaho. I married a returned missionary and we raised a family in San Diego. He later joined the Air Force and we spent two exciting years in England. Got back, bought a home in CA, raised our teenagers-toughest thing I ever did!- moved to Utah. My husband and I lived apart for three long years while he served out his military duty-partly in Iraq- but we are happy to be together again! In 2009 we had the great blessing of becoming grandparents and it is GRAND! I spent three years teaching middle school and I loved every day of it! I was not able to keep my position, but I am trying to get back into teaching. One of my biggest challenges is caring for an autistic daughter. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Latter Day Saint because I was challenged to pray about the things the missionaries taught me. It blew my mind that they could be so confident I could recieve that answer in the privacy of my room, without anyone there to influence me. I learned that answers do not come until we truly want them and are willing to accept the responsibility that comes with knowing. I did learn for myself that the Church is true, that its teachings are from Christ Himself. It made the Bible make sense for the first time in my life. It provided answers that left no one out. I never felt the fear that I felt in other churches, where hell-fire-damnation sermons or revival hysteria drove people's repsonses. I found the inner peace that comes from harmony between emotion and reason. Joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints was the best thing i ever did it not only changed my daily life, it changed my eternity, and every blessing I have recieved I can trace to that decision. I believed a religion should be a way of life, not just a Sunday activity, or something to cling to when times are hard. .Well, I LOVE the way of life Christ has shown me through the Church. It is the abundant life He promised. 

How I live my faith

 What a great topic! I seek to live my faith through daily prayer and through scripture study. I seek to live it by praying for sensitivity to the needs of those around me, esp my family. I seek to live it by the ability to forgive and by the desire to be genuine in my relationships. I seek it through the effort to enrich my mind with great knowledge so i can be a tool to inspire others. I attend the temple regularly to renew my covenants there. I write when i feel inspired. I try to be aware of the signs of the times by following current events and I try to prepare for times when things will be tight. Most of all, I try to remember the Savior in all I do. 

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

That is the official answer and it is true. However, one could make the point that the Founder of "Mormonism" is none other than our Heavenly Father. His gospel began with the Plan of salvation presented in the pre-existence. That Plan provided for the foreordination of Christ. The gospel has thus been the same from the beginning, namely faith in Christ, repentance, covenant through baptism to follow Him, recieve the the Holy Ghost and endure in faith to the end. Joseph Smith was the intrument theFather used to restore this gospel, after it had been lost in the Great Apostasy which was foretold by the prophets. Show more Show less