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Hi I'm Stephanie.

I love music. I'm a sports fanatic. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music and service - through everything I do, these seem to be the recurring themes. Growing up, there was always some type of music playing - Motown, hip-hop, rock, gospel. And for as long as I can remember, I've wanted to make music; in grade school, I had seven years of instrumental music and sang in the choir when I got to college. When I'm sad, there's music. When I'm happy, there's music. It's a part of me. As the youngest in a single-parent household, I was always presented with opportunities to serve and help my family. I still use the skills I learned at home to serve those around me - whether it's helping someone move, sitting with someone who's sitting alone, or giving a complement. I am a college graduate, currently working as a caretaker for a child with Autism. My goal is to work in secondary education, teaching U.S. History.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had never belonged to another religion. Throughout my childhood, I went through the motions and did as I was told/what was expected of me. It wasn't until I went to college that I realized that I had a choice. So I studied and I prayed. The turning point in my life was reading the Book of Mormon for the first time. I had read it in Sunday School before, but this time, I read it with an earnest desire to know the truth. When I finished reading the Book of Mormon on January 1, 2009, a feeling of warmth, peace, and joy washed over me. I was left speechless. The Holy Ghost bore witness to me that the Book of Mormon was true and, thereby, that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the Church of Jesus Christ was once again upon the earth. From that point, I was more able to see the tender mercies and grace of God in my life and the working of many mighty miracles on my behalf and for others. Why am I a Mormon? Because I have gained a witness through the Spirit of God.

How I live my faith

I strive every day to be the person my Heavenly Father and Savior would have me be - kind, caring, meek, valiant in the faith, diligent, service-minded.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Stephanie.
The Book of Mormon's full name is The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It is a companion to the Holy Bible; Ezekiel 37 mentions the relationship between these two sacred works. The Book of Mormon sustains and reiterates those doctrines taught by Old and New Testament prophets: the unchanging nature of God; the reality of Jesus Christ and His divine role as the Savior and Redeemer of the world; the love, grace, and mercy of our Father in Heaven and the Savior; the importance of obeying the commandments; the importance of family; the purpose of this life. Unlike the Holy Bible, which is a record of the Jewish people in Israel, the Book of Mormon is a record of the early inhabitants of the American continent, a branch of the House of Israel. The record follows Lehi, an ancient prophet, and his family as they leave Jerusalem around 600 B.C., travel to the Americas, and begin a new civilization. The climax of the record is the appearance of Christ, following His Resurrection, to His "other sheep" (John 10:16) upon the American continent - further testifying that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, that God is no respecter of persons, and that His love and His salvation is offered to all. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Stephanie.
Absolutely! We believe that every person that has, that is, and that ever will live on the earth is a beloved son or daughter of God. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Savior of the world, and the Redeemer of all mankind. We believe that Christ sacrificed himself and, in a way beyond full human understanding, suffered and died for the sins of all. We believe that He was resurrected and that He lives. All of the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints point to the Savior - His life, His example, and His teachings. Show more Show less