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Hi I'm Carol

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a mother of three wonderful boys. My parents both had pioneer ancestry. My father's grandfather was over 100 in the handcart company and a recorder. I love to read. I love to play the piano. I love to run and hike. I love animals. I love people and talking with them. I went to school as to be a court reporter. I live in Utah and love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am married to a wonderful man who is a Methodist. He has a wonderful family.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born with very wonderful, faithful, loving, unjudgmental parents in the LDS Church. They taught me to love the Lord and love the Book of Mormon. They lived the way they taught. I am very blessed.

How I live my faith

 I play the organ in my Ward and teach Relief Society. I have been the pianist for the Special Needs Mutual which has about 200 people attending a special needs person with an assigned counselor who is a junior or senior in high school. I love to feel the special needs' testimonies of Jesus Christ. They are so pure and honest in their feelings and love for the Savior. This builds my testimony. I attend church every Sunday I possibly can and this builds my love for the Lord and his kingdom. I love to go to the Holy Temple and feel the peace and joy serving in His Holy House.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Carol
Mormons believe that if we do God's will and be a part of His plan, following in His ways and principles, accepting his ordinances and doing our very best to follow Him, we can one day have "eternal life" which is not just living again, but being as God is. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Carol
Faith is the most important principle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the starting point of believing and desiring to know truth. It is the slightest beginning of wanting to know and seeking after truth. It is the ability to want and believe truth and seek and pray for it. It is like a seed planted and knowing it will grow if treated with the right substances. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Carol
The Mormons are members of the Lord's Church on earth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They love the Lord and his ways and want to do His will. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Carol
Joseph Smith was the first Prophet in the Latter days who restored The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints back to the earth. He was the Lord's mouth on the earth. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Carol
To become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints one must have a real desire to know what is in the Bible, who God and his Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are. One must want to know answers to why we are on the earth, where we were before we came to this earth, where we are going after we leave this earth and many more questions. All one needs to do to become a member is to want to know truth and pray with a sincere heart for answers to questions of God, faith, death, life, families, purposes of life, etc. The answers are available to anyone with a sincere desire and love of the Lord. He withholds nothing from those who come asking with a sincere and honest heart, willing to take the steps to learn of Him. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Carol
Mormons perform baptisms for the dead to give those people who have died and not heard of the Lord's gospel a chance to be a part of it by their own free will and choice. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Carol
Being a member of the Mormon Church is the most wonderful blessing there is -- better than any award, amount of money, gift -- it is the greatest gift I have. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Carol
Relief Society is an organization of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve others and bring others to know the Savior. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Carol
Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. Mormons honor and respect and love Joseph Smith for obeying and listening and desiring to know what Church to belong to. Joseph Smith came from a very religious family and they believed in God. Joseph Smith could not figure out what church to belong to because they all had such different ideas on truth. He read the Bible and then asked for himself what Church was true in thoughtful prayer by himself. He was courageous and relied on the Lord as he followed the commandments and revelation which he received directly from the Lord and his servants. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Carol
Mormons believe that after we die we will have to meet our Savior and be accountable to Him for what we have done on this earth. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Carol
The Gift of the Holy Ghost can bless us with peace in hard situations, acknowlege truth, bear witness of truth. Show more Show less

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Carol
The Mormon Church loves all people and wants them to know of Jesus Christ, his Father, and the Holy Ghost - three separate and distinct personages. The Mormon Church wants to serve others in bringing them to know the Savior and what blessings are available when we do what is right and obey the commandments of the Lord, as written in the Bible and other holy scripture. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Carol
The Savior, Jesus Christ, chooses the Mormon prophet. There is a pattern followed as the Lord would have it done. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Carol
Our faith should be in God the Father and in his Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Carol
Women do not hold the priesthood because it is for the man only to hold. The women is blessed by the priesthood continually through the priesthood which the men hold. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Carol
Some people call the Mormon Church a cult because we think alike and seem to be controlled, I suppose. Although, we are not forced to do anything in the church except by our own actions. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Carol
The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was needed because the world became so wicked that the Lord's prophets and people could not be on the earth. The Priesthood of God was taken from the earth and darkness and truth were withdrawn. Man's ways became more important than God's ways. The Lord had to restore the original Gospel to the earth so that the truth could be restored and be complete and not distorted by many of man's opinions and ways. We have had the Bible, but the Lord's church was so distorted and changed by man's ways that the Lord took his power, which is Priesthood, off the earth. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Carol
To know if Mormonism is true you must study the scriptures, pray with a real desire to know if it is true and listen with faith for an answer. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Carol
Mormon women love the Lord and want to serve Him and His children on earth. They love family, they love the creations on earth. Mormon women believe women have a divine role in families different but not less than the men who have separate responsibilities. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Carol
The Mormons donate 10 percent of the income to the Church as tithing because it is a commandment from the Lord. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Carol
Mormons believe that grace if a gift of God, but we are responsible for our actions and accountable to the Lord for our actions. That we must repent of our wrongdoings to be blessed and accepted. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Carol
Mormons believe that the family is the center of the Lord's plan. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Carol
Joseph Smith transcribed the plates of ancient Prophets as directed by the Savior through the Urim and Thummin, which was used many times by the Prophets in the Bible. Joseph Smith was the boy who the Lord used to bring the ancient Prophets' histories and past to the people on earth now. Joseph Smith was a faithful boy who followed the Lord and was blessed, as well as persecuted on the earth. The Ancients prophets wrote the Book of Mormon and it was brought to us through Joseph Smith transcribing it through the Lord's special revelation. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Carol
Mormons believe the Bible to be the word of God. They regard it as holy scripture that we must observe and study to draw closer to God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Carol
We believe the Holy Ghost is a bearer of truth. He is a witness of all that is true and has no flesh and bones, but is the third member of the God head, separate and distinct from God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost is a comforter in times of need. The Holy Ghost is the most wonderful blessing of being baptised and confirmed into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Carol
The Mormons believe that we live again after we die. That our spirits never die and continue to grow until the resurrection when our spirits and bodies are reunited. Show more Show less

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

Carol
Jesus Christ started the Mormon Church. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Carol
Mormons believe in the Bible because it is scripture given by his people for us to help us know of Jesus Christ and his teachings. Prophets of old lived on the earth as they do now and they teach us how to live and be more like the Savior. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Carol
 We have 12 Apostles in our Church just as they did in the Church Jesus set up when he was on the earth. They are witnesses of Jesus Christ and serve Him in all they do to build up the Savior's Church on the earth. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Carol
Mormons help anyone who wants help because we are all children of the same Heavenly Father all wanting the best for each other and ourselves. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Carol
The Priesthood is God's governing power and is the controlling force of all action by God. Show more Show less

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

Carol
Mormon missionaries talk about the Savior and his love for every person. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Carol
The husband's role in the family is to be the patriarch and provided for the family and the wife's role is to nuture the children and husband. They are a team to teach and raise righteous, loving, religious families for eternity. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Carol
Mormons believe that eternal life is living with families forever without end after we die. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Carol
Husbands and wives who marry in the temple and honor the covenants they make in the Temple can be together forever after they die with their families. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Carol
Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God the Father. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Carol
Being a Mormon is wonderful. Dressing in Sunday best for Church is a sign of respect for Jesus Christ, since we worship Him in our meetings. We celebrate Easter and Christmas because of Him. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Carol
There are no restrictions on who can join the Mormon Church based on race or color. Anyone who develops a testimony of the truth of the Church and believes its teachings and has a desire to be a member can be a member. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Carol
A ward is an area of people who all attend a church belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are a group of Wards in a Stake. A Stake if over the wards presiding with a Stake President and his counselors. A Bishop and his counselors preside over a Ward. The Stake President is under the General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Carol
The Mormon missionaries are funded privatley by the families of the missionaries or others who want to help the missionaries who have not the resources to support themselves. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Carol
Mormons baptize their new members because it is a commandment and a sign of their commitment to the Lord to follow after Him even as He was baptized. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Carol
Mormons do not have paid clergy because it a church of service and love of the Lord to serve. Blessings are in rich abundance by serving the Lord without being reimbursed. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Carol
The Church believes in families. Man has not the right to take life, only the God who gives life. Abortion is against God's ways in that it is taking life - the most precious thing there is. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Carol
Temples are very sacred. We believe they are the Lord's house on earth and he can be there and reside there. A member must commit to principles and show them in action and love in order to attend Temples. They are the most sacred buildings on the earth and the spirit cannot reside in a building where there is friction or contradition on the Lord's principles. The Temple is not a secret place. It is an extremely holy and sacred place. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Carol
I attribute the growth of the Church to people wanting truth and finding it and answers to questions which they want answered. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Carol
Tithing is used to help build Temples and ward meeting houses. Show more Show less