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Hi I'm Camille

I'm a musician, athlete, and scholar. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always had a passion for learning and thinking for myself. I am working on a Master's degree in Social Work and love being introduced to new ways of seeing and interpreting the world. I am a musician (percussion, guitar, piano) and appreciate other forms of good music the rest of the time. I am also a sports nut; I love being physically active and especially enjoy football (go Utes!), mountain biking, snowboarding, and running. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and most importantly, a child of God.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because I am happier when I live the commandments of Jesus Christ than when I do not. I have studied, thought about, prayed, and asked Heavenly Father in the name of Christ if this Church is authentic and right, and not just another good organization. I know for myself that it is true, and that Jesus Christ directs it. I know that choosing to follow the Savior will lead me back to my Heavenly Father and will bless me temporally and spiritually, both short- and long-term.

How I live my faith

Christ "went about doing good", and I strive to pattern my life after how He lived and continues to live. My line of study/work provides me with opportunities to "succor the weak lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees." Many people may not be interested in the Gospel right now, but I can treat every person around me as Christ would-- as a child of God of infinite worth and potential-- and selflessly serve them as He would, whether or not they believe as I do. I can help them, through the Holy Ghost, feel of their worth and the love that Heavenly Father and the Savior have for them. In order to allow the Spirit to work through me, I strive to live worthily of the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost and progress to become a better person each day.

Are Mormons Christians?

Camille
According to the Nicene Creed which is commonly accepted among Christians today, God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are One person whom we cannot comprehend or know. My response to that is this: What is man to define who and what God is? Did not the Lord Jesus Christ tell us that He is the Only Begotten Son of the Father, sent to earth to do the will of His Father? How could Christ, suffering on the cross, cry out in prayer to Himself to forgive those who tortured and ultimately killed Him? Why would Heavenly Father call Christ His Son if They were the same being? Christ defined what it means to be a Christian, not man. We, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, strive to do what the Lord Jesus Christ commanded of us and follow His example in our everyday lives. We seek to heed His council, "Come, follow me." To do this, we strive to understand and do as He has taught us to do. Show more Show less

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

Camille
All those who have lived or will yet live on the earth are all children of Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ was the literal Firstborn of the Father in the pre-mortal existence, and was the Only Begotten Son of the Father in this mortal life. When the Father presented His Plan of Salvation to us in the pre-mortal world, Christ was chosen to perform the Atonement, which is central to the Plan of Salvation, allowing us as imperfect beings to return to our perfect Father in Heaven. The way we can return as imperfect beings is to follow the instruction and example of the Lord Jesus Christ. He lived and taught us how to return to our Father, and backed up His words with His exemplary, perfect life. If we do as our Savior instructed and live as He did, we will return to our Father's presence. The Savior is a separate Being from God the Father, though they are One in purpose. Christ often speaks with the Father during His ministry, seeking to know His will. As Christ lived to perform the Father's will, His will and the Father's will became united and singular. Though they are separate Beings, they are One in will and purpose. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Camille
The more we come to know our Savior, Jesus Christ, the more our faith will increase. As we study His life and teachings, we come to know who He is and His love for each of us. How can we love, trust, or follow someone we do not know? Show more Show less