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Hi I'm Ali Childs

I am a college student. I am mother of two. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a crafting crazy. I love to make things that new that were old and create things that weren't there before. I love to give gifts, surprise people, and be frugal while doing it. Some of my hobbies include crafting (of course), singing, playing the guitar, playing the piano, being with my husband and my sons, playing sports, being outdoors, shopping (of course), eating chocolate and reading. Some of my crafting interests are sewing, crocheting, hot gluing (is that a skill?), :) redoing old furniture, and cooking. Among my crazy life of stay-at-home-mom I also attend college online full time. I LOVE learning. I always say if I could get a degree in everything I would. I want to know everything and be able to do all things and I strive to do this because I know I can do these things through my God. I strive to be like Him and my Savior, Jesus Christ. Out of all my hobbies, I love being with my family the most. They mean so much to me. Even if we are pulling weeds, I would rather be with them doing chores than crafting. (I know...a bid deal right?) :) I come from a big family and know the importance of love in the home. I strive to create a home from our house.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I know it is true. It is as simple as that. I cannot deny what I know in my heart and soul. I could not deny it, even upon death. I would give up all I had to follow Him and His plan. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true and living gospel. Through my college studies I have found that there are many truths in other religions. However, the only one that has all the truths is in this gospel. Each day I learn something new about God and His plan for us. I know that I am part of a great plan and that I have a divine nature and destiny. Many people look at stay-at-home-moms as "not as good", or "not as useful" to society as someone in the workforce or with a high education. I know that my role as a mother and wife in the home has made an incredible impact. I feel my role as mother and wife is purposeful and divine. I know that I am chosen to be the mother of a few of His little ones and it is a special blessing to be a part of that. It is my responsibility to my Savior and to society to raise up good men. The gospel of Jesus Christ strengthens my belief in that and celebrates womanhood and its divinity and sacred purposes. I know that my Savior died for me on the cross and He now lives that we might live again. I know that our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, is the true and living prophet today. I follow his words because I know they are the same words the Lord would have me hear. I know that the boy Joseph Smith did in fact see God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I know that he did translate the Book of Mormon. I know, because I have read it many times, that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and it does testify of Him and His life. I know it is true. I can feel it when I read it and it is confirmed to me when I pray. I am a Mormon because I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to share it with others. I love to teach about the gospel because I know that what I am teaching is true. I have the opportunity of teaching the 13-year-olds in my ward at my church. I love my calling. I get to teach gospel principles and share my testimony with them of the truthfulness of the gospel. I am also a Visiting Teacher. I have the opportunity of visiting and teaching three other women in my ward with the help of my companion, once a month. We visit and get to know them, bring them treats, rejoice in the gospel, and do favors for each other. I love being a part of the Relief Society (a group of women). We lift each other up and I know that no matter where I go I will always have sisters there to support me. I am part of the Relief Society which involves volunteering for service, and bringing meals to those who need them. I also get the chance to increase my faith as we learn about the Savior. Once a week my husband plays soccer with people at our local soccer field. I have the opportunity of visiting with lots of people of different faiths. I love to chat and get to know them and their interests and their lives. I love to share the gospel when I can. I want others to be happy and have the same joy and blessings that I have and get from this gospel.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Ali Childs
Mormons believe that God has a body just like you and me. I love this part of the gospel because I know that He is my Father and my Creator. I am His child and I was created in His image. Many other religions believe he is no where and everywhere and sort of a great spirit. I love that I know my Heavnly Father personally and that although, he is prefect and all-knowing, I know what he looks like. I can relate to him, just as I can relate to my own earthly father. He is kind and love us individually. His greatest joy is to see his children return to him. God is glorious and all powerful. He is the creator of worlds without number and the ruler of the universe. Yet I also know that he knows my needs and the inner desires of my heart. I believe in a God with attributes. He is saddened when we sin and he is merciful, kind, and yet just. He rejoices in our triumphs and sees our strengths. The best way for me to try to understand a portion of what God feels for us is to look at how a parent feels for their child. Although, we as parents are imperfect, we can see the divinity and potential in our children just as God sees that in us. Show more Show less