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Hi I'm Sophie

I'm a student. I'm a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love sharing this message!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, but I am a Mormon by choice. By obeying the principles that I've learned about since childhood, I have come to know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. It wasn't something that I've always known. I questioned the gospel and spent a long time wondering if it was true, but I kept doing the things that the church taught were right because I wanted to believe. I wanted the church to be true because I loved it. Then little by little, I received a powerful testimony of it's truthfulness. It didn't come all at once, and I had to have patience. But it did come, and I know that I am very blessed to have been born in a home where I was able to learn about the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church every Sunday and partaking of the Sacrament. I have taught a class of the women in my college ward and felt the Spirit of the Lord guiding me to be able to say the things the women needed to learn. I have fulfilled my calling to visit certain women that have been assigned for me to visit. I have felt the Lord's presence in my life become more prominent each time I do this. I go to the temple to perform ordinances for the dead. I feel the peace of being in the Lord's house in the temple. I feel the love God has for me, and the Spirit testifies to me that families are forever. I read my scriptures and pray. This has lead me to an understanding of the world around me that I could not receive anywhere else. When I am living my faith, I feel love toward those around me and love for myself. I feel like life is clearer and better.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

The scripture help me to feel peace. I feel better when I read them, and my life feels like it is in order. I can receive so much light just from reading and studying the words of God. I feel like it is the most important part of my day. It is the one sure thing that I know will help me have a good day. Show more Show less