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Hi I'm Sandee

I grew up in Wisconsin on a dairy farm. I have a career as a software development project manager. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have returned to college to learn about Healthcare Information Technology. I hope to meld my experience as a hospital corpsman in the US Navy with my Information Technology career. When I'm not pounding a keyboard, I'm crocheting, beading, reading, and sewing.

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't sure that I was baptized.  I wanted to be baptized using full immersion into the water like Jesus was. LDS baptism requires faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, full immersion baptism in the water, and then the Gift of the Holy Ghost. It follows John 3:5. "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of the water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." I'm confident now that I am baptized.

How I live my faith

One of the promises I made to God at baptism was to share others burdens. I do this by providing meals for the ill or new mothers and by doing dishes or giving a mother a break. Sometimes it is just listening to another's troubles and showing compassion. I also help with food storage planning. I feel food storage is very important to help us through the bumps in life, between jobs or during an illness. It doesn't need to be a full scale disaster to come in handy.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Sandee
The principle of tithing, or voluntarily giving one tenth of one’s income to God’s work, has been known since Old Testament times. Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek Genesis 1417-20. The law of tithing is how the Lord funds His Church. Today all faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contribute one tenth of their income as tithing. Tithing funds are used for Constructing temples, chapels, and other buildings. Providing operating funds for the Church. Funding the missionary program This does not include individual missionary expenses. Preparing materials used in Church classes and organizations. Temple work, family history, and many other important Church functions. Education. People who work in the church organization are not paid. This includes church leaders at the highest levels and local levels. Members of the church volunteer their time and talent. The tithing and fasting funds are used to provide help to members in need. There are employment centers to help members with resumes and finding jobs. There are canning centers to help members with food storage. There are food and welfare programs to help families in need get through bad times. When the Lord reminded His people of this law through the prophet Malachi in the Old Testament, He promised to bless those who were willing to pay an honest tithe Malachi 310. Show more Show less