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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm a teacher, a dog lover, a runner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read, cook, and learn new things. I taught special education for a couple of years. No longer getting paid as a teacher, but as a stay-at-home mom, I teach my two sons everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have gone to church, read the Bible and the Book of Mormon, prayed, and I have felt a reassuring peace that it is true. When I pray with sincerity and great desire, I feel God's love for me through the witness of the Holy Ghost. I know God loves all of us, that we are His children. I know He is our Creator and has given us the opportunity to come to this earth to gain experience, knowledge and to be tested, to grow and become like Him. I know that He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins and sorrows. I am so grateful for a loving Savior, for his willingness to die for me. I know the power of the Atonement is real, and can heal all wrongs and sorrows. I know that death is not permanent, that life continues after mortality. Christ rose from the tomb, and likewise, all mankind will be resurrected some day. I know that He restored the priesthood power to men on the earth today, and it is through this power that families can be sealed, bound together throughout the eternities. My family is my life, and so this knowledge is so precious to me, to know that no matter what happens, I will be reunited with them and we can enjoy eternal life together with our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I help out in our local organization for the young children. I've been a teacher, a music leader, and currently am a secretary, trying to help keep the records straight and helping to make sure things get done. I love the children in our ward, they love so freely. It makes my day to see one of them recognize me and say hi or want to tell me something new. It still amazes me how much young children can learn and recognize about the gospel. They speak of Jesus with simplicity and clarity. I also try to serve in other ways, like most recently participating in the local Scout food drive. Other times I volunteer to bring food to someone who is sick or recently had a baby, or to a funeral luncheon. It's not a big thing, but if I can help bring comfort and relieve the worry about taking care of one other thing, then I've lifted someone up.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Stephanie
No, we don't worship Joseph Smith. We respect him as a great man and a prophet called by God to restore His church to the earth. We do revere him, as one would revere a great leader, like George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. We appreciate all the trials and hardships he had to endure to translate the Book of Mormon and organize and lead the church and his eventual martyrdom. But he is not a deity to us. We worship God the Eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less