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Hi I'm Jaime

I'm born and raised California! I'm a special daughter of God. And, oh yeah...I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 22 year old sports, music, literature, and people fanatic! My time is taken up mostly with my job as the General Manager of a biodiesel refinery, church activities and responsibilities, friends, family, and my fiance. *contented sigh* I received my mission call to the Canada, Toronto mission, but after MUCH prayer, fasting, and temple attendance, Heavenly Father let me know (very gently) that the path that afforded the most growth and happiness for me specifically was to stay and marry the love of my life. Thank goodness! THAT would've been hard. The funny thing is I was sad at first that I would be missing the awesome opportunity of going on a mision. I feel a bit differently now. Okay. A LOT differently. I thank Heavenly Father multiple times a day for my Fiance! I have a passion for the talents of others. Whatever you can do, I love to witness it! I love stories, too:) Wave a good SciFi/Fantasy novel in front of me and I'm yours! Books had become a near addiction before I went cold turkey! I'll find a balance some day:( Something a little more personal about me is that even though I have a naturally cheerful disposition, I suffered from depression for quite some time. I begged Heavenly Father to heal me. I said,"Heavenly Father, I know You can!" I was SLIGHTLY angry... "I KNOW You can. So, would You please?". The answer was, "No." He knew that there were many things for me to learn from suffering through depression, and in His mercy, He has preserved me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I want to be:) I was raised LDS (Latter-Day Saint), but I have always known it was true. There was a time that I questioned, but after very careful study of The Book of Mormon and lots of prayer in which I spoke frankly with my Heavenly Father, I came to know for myself that it was true. It was a promise from Heavenly Father that if I asked sincerely after learning what I could about the gospel of Jesus Christ, He would tell me the truth of it. Now, I don't know about you, but I tend to believe that if Heavenly Father makes a promise, He makes good on it. And He did. Just so you know, this is a promise for everyone. Just in case you're interested;)

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday to worship my Father in Heaven and His Holy Son, Jesus Christ. I partake of the Sacrament in order to renew the promises I made to Heavenly Father when I got baptized. I participate in my ward as a missionary. That basically means I am there to serve the members AND NON-MEMBERS in my area. I sing in the choir. I read my scriptures and I pray constantly (cause I really need it). Mostly, though, I think living the faith is about who you are a s a person. Love. I try to love everyone with all my heart. It's difficult sometimes because lots of people don't want help and love. Intersting, isn't it? It reminds me of that song about the world needing "love, sweet love". So true! But that's what Christ did, isn't it? YOU wonderful people are so easy to love!

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jaime
When Jesus Christ was on the earth, He taught that there is only one way to return and live with our Heavenly Father. Baptism (by proper authority and process) is one of the essential steps, which Jesus Himself followed. Do you think it right that someone who never had the opportunity to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ would be banned from our Father's presence? Niether do I:) Temple baptisms for the dead give the opportunity to the deceased to lay claim on baptism. They don't have to accept, but I'd like to think that most do. And what a blessing it is to be the proxy! You become part of something much larger than yourself. We could all use a little of that:) Show more Show less