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Hi I'm Samantha

I'm a stay at home mum. I make cards for fun and I love eating chocolate! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married stay at home mum with 3 daughters, aged 9,12 & 13. I enjoy all the usual stay at home crafts like card making and sewing, and maybe a bit TV watching! Of course only after I've done all of my housework, (ok maybe before I get there!!!) To help me get through the house work I bop around to what ever music is on my mp3, I listen to everything except country music. I also love to read books adventure, mysteries, fun stuff and Twilight.

Why I am a Mormon

A friend introduced me to the church when I was 21. I had never gone to church before; religion wasn't part of my upbringing. I was really looking for the meaning of life, what was my purpose? I had read countless books on anything spiritual or self-defining, so when my friend asked me to church I was happy to go. I had a nice time and was happy to go to a discussion with some missionaries later in the week. It was quite a few years ago now and when I think of the time I spent learning things about the church and God and His plan for me, I remember it feeling like a roller coaster of should I join or not. Someone very close to me said it was foolish to join the first church I went to; I should ‘shop around’. I took this advice and told the missionaries that I wouldn’t be joining their church. Then came a defining moment when the missionary told me that no one else could tell me whether the church was true or not, and asked me what I wanted. I thought about that and felt a longing in my heart; I just wanted to do the right thing. The missionary told me that I needed to ask Heavenly Father for myself to know if the Book of Mormon was true and if the church was God’s church. So I went home that night and knelt down and poured out my soul to God, apologizing for all the wrong things I’d done, and then asked if the church was true. I will never forget the feeling that I felt, it was if the Saviour had come down beside me and given me a hug filled with warmth, peace and happiness. It was amazing. It was the answer to my prayer. It was this answer to prayer that changed my life. I was baptised the very next Sunday and haven’t looked back except to see God’s hand in my life and all that He has given me.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday with my family and I teach in Sunday School for children every week. I read the Bible and the Boook of Mormon as often as I can. I pray to ask God for help and to thank Him for all I have. I visit other women in the church on a regular basis to see how they are doing and talk about what we believe in. I make plenty of mistakes and do the wrong thing. But I know that I can repent and start again and try to do the right thing each day. Living the standards of the church is a great blessing in my life.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Samantha
I'll always remember when I was asked to give 10% of my income to the church. I had no idea and I said "what?" in disbelief! But the missionary who was teaching me taught me that to pay tithing was to show my faith in God. So I did and have seen the blessings come to my family because of it. We have been down to our last few cents, and been owing money for bills and this, that the other. Wondering what to do, we pray and ask God for help. He has always provided and we have never gone hungry or not been able to meet our financial obligations. I am truly grateful to be able to pay my tithing. Show more Show less