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Hi I'm Lisa

I grew up baptist & I converted to this church a month short of my 17th birthday. Its the best choice I ever made... I'm a mormon!

About Me

I am 21 years old. I'm a in Marriage and Family Studies major at Brigham Young University-Idaho with hopes of becoming a marriage therapist...or midwife. I've finished one year of school already, but I took a break from school recently to be a missionary for the church. I was called to serve in Portland, Oregon for for 18 months. I have since retired from my missionary service and I regret nothing from my time serving the Lord because I know this is the true church that God has established on the earth and I know that by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ we will be able to live with God again.

Why I am a Mormon

I've only been a member since January 2010, but I already have a strong testimony of my Heavenly Father. I know that He lives up in heaven and that one day I'll be living up there with Him if I obey all His commandments to the best of my ability during my mortal life. I also know that He loves me more than it is possible to imagine and that He would NEVER let anything happen to me that I can't handle with His help.

How I live my faith

I read my scriptures daily, pray every morning and night, do all that I can to help others feel of and understand the joys of Christ's gospel, bear my testimony as frequently as possible and strive to always be worthy of my temple recommend. That's all that God asks of of His children.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Lisa
There are two sides two the debate of whether or not a clergy member of a church should be paid. One side claims that if clergy members were paid then they would be able to focus on their service to God all the time. The other side fears that if someone were to get compensation for their service from anyone other than God, then their service would become more about the money and less about serving our Lord. I understand both sides of the debate equally and that's why I like this church's stance on the issue. We may not be paid, but, with the Lord's help, we still manage to find lots of time to do our callings. Also, the service is spread out throughout the entire congregation so that each of us has a small, yet important piece of it that we can easily focus on. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Lisa
Missionary work is a voluntary service and no one is paid for their time. It is not a requirement for members of the church to serve a mission, but many young men and women and elderly couples choose to do so. This is because we have an understanding of the love of our Heavenly Father and the importance of Christ's atonement and we want to share this understanding with the world. Those who choose not to serve a mission or are unable to often still have a desire to participate in missionary work from their own homes. They do this by helping out the missionaries in their work, serving their in their communities and helping their friends and neighbors come to understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less