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Hi I'm Lucy.

I'm disabled but I have a really full life! I'm a Mormon and I love being a member of the Church.

About Me

I have lots of hobbies and interests, including learning languages, collecting stickers, writing to pen pals, listening to music and playing with my pet Pug who makes me very happy. I have lived in England for all my life except for a little time spent in Florida. I don't go out very much as I'm a mental health patient and am disabled but I try to live as full a life as I possibly can. I like to spend time writing to people, especially ones who might need some happiness in their lives, like prisoners or those who live in poorer countries. I am not well enough to attend Church at the moment but am working towards it by attending a therapy group and trying to boost my self-confidence. Sisters from Relief Society come to see me and we discuss The Ensign and the missionaries from the ward come to visit occasionally. I was baptised and confirmed in 2008 and thinking about that always makes me smile and makes me more determined to start attending again. The Internet has made such a difference to my life as I can now connect with those who would like to learn more about the Church or other members who like to chat about anything and everything.

Why I am a Mormon

I had always wanted to find a church that treated me as a person and not an illness. The LDS Church and the members have shown me such love and friendship that I am able to forget my illness and just be happy when I am around them. I was baptised in 2008 after having missionaries teach me for about a month. At first, my boyfriend (who is a Christian but not LDS) was very hostile to my conversion and almost didn't come to my baptism but when he saw how much the Church meant to me and how the other members genuinely cared for me he has now become very positive about the Church and often asks me about it. Through reading The Book of Mormon and the other scriptures I have come to believe that the LDS Church is the one and only true church and I love it very much. It gives me hope and I can't imagine life without it.

How I live my faith

I read my scriptures and pray daily and this strengthens me. Every time I pray I always kneel and bow my head to show Heavenly Father that I respect and love Him and I need to listen humbly to what He says, as well as talking to Him myself. When I am at my computer, I often have LDS hymns, music or radio stations on in the background that uplift me or inform me in some way. As I was not brought up in the faith, reading scriptures and hearing songs that are new is very exciting and also fascinating. Whenever I write to my pen pals I like to include a verse from scripture or a saying from one of the presidents of the church. In this way, they can see that I'm Mormon and can ask me any questions they want about the Church and I hope it brings them a little bit of peace and hope and it makes them smile.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Lucy.
As Christians, God asks us to help all those in need, not just those who have the same beliefs as us. If there is a need in any country in the world, whether there are Mormons there or not, the Church will do all it can to help. Many of the countries in the world have few Christians and some may have none at all but they will need our help as much as our brothers and sisters in the same Church do. Show more Show less