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Hi I'm Stacie

I love to read, write, and dance and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student at BYU Provo. I am a history lover, a book worm, and a hopeful writer! I have been in Marching Band, Pit Orchestra, Concert Band, Pep Band, and a Flute trio for the four years of my High School life. I can play the piano as well as the Flute and Piccolo! I am the second oldest of seven children. In college I have started dancing ballroom and love it so much I decided to minor in it. Since I love writing I decided to major in Journalism. I love to play soccer and am working on a novel right now. Currently I am serving in the Colorado Denver North mission. I love the people here so much! I am excited to spend the next 18 months teaching people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping them come to understand who our Savior is and how to follow Him!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of my church for my whole life, and through the course of it, I have discovered my own testimony. As I learned more about the Gospel I became more assured of the truth. I know that I have a Loving Heavenly Father who loves me and because he loves me He sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for my sins, as well as the sins of all the inhabitants of the world and were, are and are to come. I know that He has a plan, created in the Pre-Existence, and I know that if I follow his Plan and hold fast to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I will return to my Father in Heaven, and be reunited with friends and family who have passed on to the next life. Why am I Mormon? I am Mormon because I know this Gospel with bring me happiness like nothing else will. Is that not what we all search for, true happiness, well I have found it through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I have planed activities for the youth, which takes organization, hours of planning, and the execution, being prepared to deal with any unexpected situations that might arise. In times of need I provide a listening ear to any who want to talk. I listen and learn in Church adding comments and hopefully encouraging my peers to learn more. When ever there is an opportunity I strive to provide service not only to members of the church, but to the community and world that I live in. I never deny or hide being Mormon, and I strive to help others understand why I am the way I am, because I am Mormon through and through.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Stacie
The Bible is the word of God. We recognize that it is the teachings of holy prophets and that it shares gospel truths. We believe that this sacred book, as long as it is translated correctly, shares the words that Heavenly Father wants His children to read and know. The New Testement shares the life of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His church. Why would we not read the bible? We can learn more about our Savior and Redeemer as we study the words writen in that sacred text. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Stacie
The name of Christ Church will always be called The Church of Jesus Christ. He revealed it in the days of old and He revealed it in the Latter Days as well. Christ told Joseph Smith, that His church was to be called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Yet due to our belief in the Book of Mormon as another testement of Jesus Christ, people int he 1800's refered to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as Mormons. It is a nickname that the Church has been aware of, and many of the members have used, but it is not the name. We as Latter-day Saints have been encouraged to use our full name and refrain from using the nickname. The name Mormons or Mormonism is incorrect, but much more well known. Yet the fact still remains that the Church's name was revealed to Joseph Smith, by the Savior, in 1838 as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Stacie
Truth is a hard thing to define. There is only one person I know of that can give us truth. And that is our Heavenly Father. He knows all things. In James 1:5 we are counseled to ask God if we "lack wisdom." When we kneel to pray in faith, believing that we will receive an answer, God will answer. Perhaps the answer will come as you study the scriptures, perhaps the answer will come as you meet with missionaries and except their challenges, but always, no matter the source of the answer, it will be accompanied by the feelings of peace, warmth, and love. Your Heavenly Father, through the Holy Ghost, is telling you that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ Church on the earth again. If you have felt this already, then you must act on it for it will not linger forever. If this is familiar, ask a missionary what the feeling is, and they will guide you. The way to know if this Church is true, is through sincere prayer. Show more Show less