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Hi I'm Grace

I'm a Social Worker out of an Emergency Room and Inpatient Psych, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho, with a degree in Social Work. I work at a local hospital out of the emergency room and inpatient psych, with suicidal and psychotic patients. I served a mission in Toronto Canada. I love my husband, nature, including camping, hiking, and swimming in the ocean! I also enjoy writing, and curling up on the couch with a good book!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I prayed about it. I was raised in the church, as both of my parents were Mormon, but eventually I came to the point where I had to know for myself if what I was worshiping was true. It was a matter of prayer. I prayed to God to know what was right. He answered me with a feeling of peace in my heart. I knew that I was important to Him, and I knew that in following Him, He would lead me to peace and joy, and eternal happiness. It's true, that sometimes you forget how important you are to Him, but I have consistently learned that, no matter what I'm going through, the Lord always cares for me. He gives me peace, and it is enough to know that He is pleased with the direction my life is headed. The Mormon church is the only church which teaches the Lord's commandments and is led with proper authority, by a living prophet who continues to speak in behalf of the Lord to all of us.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the example of Jesus Christ! I follow what He wants and expects of me, and by doing those things that will help me and those around me to come closer to God!

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Grace
Find a church and go! On mormon.org you can find the closest church to you, and the times that church services are available on Sundays. At the church service, let people know that you are visiting and that you would like to know more about what they believe! Depending on the number of church go-ers at the service, people may or may not recognize you as a visitor, so be sure to speak up! Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Grace
The prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints today is Thomas S Monson! He is a man, called of God and set apart for this specific calling in the church. He was selected by revelation, and as prophet, he is the only one called to lead and direct the church today. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Grace
Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Christ is central to our faith, and our church bears His name. We believe in the same Christ who is found in the Holy Bible - that Christ who came to earth and died for the sins of men. We believe that in turning to Him, in keeping His commandments and following His ways we can ultimately return to live with Him and our Father in Heaven again, for He is our intercessor and Messiah. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Grace
Missionaries for the Church are all volunteers. They are not paid for the proselyting they do, full time for 18-24 months. Missionaries serve at their own expense as they share their beliefs and what they know with others around the world. How does the Church get these willing missionaries? They simply ask! Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Grace
Being a Mormon is much like being everybody else - except I feel that our vision is expanded. We know where we came from and where we're going, and why we're even here! With that knowledge, it changes the way that we choose to live our lives! We strive to live our lives in harmony with God's will and His teachings, because we know that by so doing, we are blessed with peace. We try our best to be all that we can be, and to be good people, in serving others and the Lord. Family is emphasized within our Church, and most Mormons feel a strong connection with their families and the other members of the congregation. There, we help and serve one another. There are a lot of things that Mormons do - like reading the scriptures, praying often, and attending church, which things help us find greater happiness and understanding in how we can live our day-to-day lives on a happier level. Obviously there are ordinary struggles that we all face, but we have the hope and assurance that we can find answers from God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Grace
Absolutely not. Our church is completely service oriented! Our church donates millions of dollars, humanitarian kits, and hundreds of thousands of other materials that are needed throughout the world, in a moment's notice. There are thousands of missionaries throughout the world, doing service for all those around them in both proselyting missions AND service missions. Our members volunteer their time in their home areas, beautifying their communities and serving their neighbours, as Christ taught. Show more Show less