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Hi I'm Ali.

I'm a sorority girl. I started my high school's robotics team. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student. I was raised in the Church, but I come from a part-member family. Even though I have support from my family, I make my own choice every day to live my life in accordance to the Gospel. I choose to be Mormon, and especially since coming to college. I attend a secular college, and I have grown in my faith because I have to choose to be Mormon. I do all kinds of things for fun. Everything from knitting to kayaking, helping others to hunting with my Dad. Mostly I just like to spend time with my friends. I try to surround myself with uplifting people who encourage me to be myself and live my standards.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon by choice. I am a Mormon because I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the true gospel, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father. I have received a confirmation that these things are true by answers to prayer and the promptings of the Holy Ghost. I was exposed to the Church from a young age, but I do consider myself pretty well educated about other religions. What I love most about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that all of my questions are answered. I know where I came from, why I'm here, and how to get to where I want to go. I love the Plan of Salvation, and I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father that we have been blessed with the knowledge of it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving everyday to live a life according to my beliefs. I rearrange my schedule to make sure that I can fulfill my church responsibilities and attend my meetings. I make sacrifices in order to worship my Heavenly Father, and I'm blessed for those choices everyday. I try to challenge myself to learn more about Heavenly Father's plan for me everyday.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Ali.
Mormons are taught to serve all of God's children from a very young age. In my experiences, we frequently go out of our way to serve the community at large. Service is one great way that we can show our pure love of Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Ali.
No, we worship God, the Eternal Father and his son, Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was a prophet, similar to Moses or Noah. We honor him and are grateful for the work he did in the Restoration of the Gospel in the Latter-days. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Ali.
The leaders of our church are not paid because it is not a job. They serve their fellow man through fulfilling their church callings, while also providing for themselves or their families through other means. I believe that our leaders have a greater love for the people they serve because it's just that service. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Ali.
We believe that the family is the fundamental unit for all of God's children, and we define that as a mother and a father and their children. The Church is still true for everyone. The Gospel works for everyone, and we welcome all who are willing to open their heart and turn unto Christ. Show more Show less