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Hi I'm Stephanie

I grew up in Wisconsin (and loved it). I love helping others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full time college student, and I LOVE it. I'm majoring in Social Work, with a minor in Psychology. I love kids and I want to do something along the lines of developmental psychology/school counseling. I enjoy anything to do with music.I love taking pictures and being involved in my community.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but I stay because I love everything about it. I love what the gospel teaches and the happiness and peace it brings to my life. I know what happens when I'm lax about things, and I know that everything is better when I am striving to live the Gospel. I am very thankful to Heavenly Father for blessing me by giving me an amazing family strong in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The teachings of Christ have led me to become a better sister, daughter, friend and person. They have taught me the value of myself and others, and what great love our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ have for us.

How I live my faith

I love serving others, especially in the community. I recently organized a discussion between pastors of other faiths and the youth of our church, to gain a religious understanding and tolerance of each other. I love learning about God's children and strive to get to know the people around me better. I believe that once we get to know others, we can better serve them and love them the way God would want us to.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

The Bible is a testament of Jesus Christ in ancient times in the middle east. It also tells of Christ's ministry and His gospel. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ in ancient America and His interactions with the people there. The last person to write and abridge the Book of Mormon, or the Golden Plates, was the prophet Mormon. He then buried the plates. In the spring of 1820, a young boy, Joseph Smith, prayed to see which of the churches were right. He then received a vision, where God the father and his son Jesus Christ appeared and told them that the true church of God was not on the earth. He was later told where the Golden Plates were buried, and also later translated them into English from Egyptian. Show more Show less