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Hi I'm Angela

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay at home mom with two beautiful daughters, and a third on the way. I got my degree in English at BYU and I love astronomy, walks through the woods, and spending time with my family. And I love being a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a long history of ancestors in the church, dating back to the early days of the church, and my parents were rock solid in the church too. However, having said that, I can say that I, too, "converted" to the church, step by step. It began when I was just a child and I realized through experience that my prayers were being answered. Then when I was a teen, I prayed to know if the church was true. I still remember that day. I can still remember the feeling I had. I felt so full of light, and indescribable joy. It was like a peaceful excitement that filled me from head to toe. It was a bursting of feeling unlike anything I had ever felt before, and I knew it hadn't come from me, but had been given to me from someone else. Since then, I have prayed about other specific issues, including issues in the church that hadn't settled well with me -- such as the church's history of polygamy. And I've received answers, sometimes just as directly, again, and again, and again. I've received beautiful, confirming answers too often to ignore. And my testimony, and my conversion, has grown and grown.

How I live my faith

I am the primary president in our small branch of 6 kids. I think I spend a lot more time on these six than I ever did when I was living elsewhere with a larger primary of 32 kids!

Are Mormons Christians?

Angela
I have talked to a few Christian friends about the difficulties with this very question. I asked them if they thought Mormons were Christian, and they said "no." I asked why they felt that way, and I received a very simple answer: many Christians accept the "Nicene Creed" as the definition of what makes a Christian, and the Nicene Creed includes the doctrine of the trinity. Since Mormons disagree with the doctrine that God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are all the same person, many Christians reject us as being Christian. However, we DO believe in God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. We believe in and worship our Lord Jesus Christ as the Only Begotten Son, who atoned for our sins, died for us on the cross, and was resurrected as an immortal, eternal being. Everything we teach, everything we believe, everything we do points us to our Savior Jesus Christ. Our Book of Mormon says it beautifully: "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ . . . and we write . . . that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins" (2 Nephi 25:26). So if a Christian is someone who believes in God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost, the answer is YES! We are most definitely Christian! If ones' definition of the term "Christian" states that we MUST believe that they are all the same being, then the answer is, no; we believe in all 3 beings, but that they are separate people. Show more Show less