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Hi I'm Stephanie

I am a wife, a mother, and most of my childhood was spent growing up in Washington. I love writing poetry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with a very loving family. I was the third out of four children. Because of being the only girl, my brothers have always been protective of me. Now I am married to a wonderful husband, and we have two precious children together. I am a stay at home mom, so I don't have a whole lot of me time on my hands. When I have time, I love camping, writing poetry, scrapbooking, spending time with my friends, and being with my family. I also love to sing, although I'm nowhere near professional, but it does bring joy to my soul.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm the kind of person who has to have a concrete plan. I have to know what is going on. In the gospel some questions are answered. Where did I come from? Why am I here? Is there more after life than just death? We are taught that before we lived on the earth, we lived with our Heavenly Father, our spiritual Father. There we learned things. He wanted to give us everything he had, so he created a plan. He and our Savior Jesus Christ created a place for us to live, earth. We needed to gain a body, experience, and knowledge. Then we can be with Heavenly Father again for eternity if we choose. I take comfort in the knowledge that I can be with my family after we leave this life. My sweet companion whom I love more than words can describe, and our precious children who are miracles. We prayed for a long time to be blessed with our children. I take comfort in the knowledge that my family can still be in my life after I leave this life. I wouldn't want it any other way. I love the gospel being in my life. I have a knowledge that the Phrophet who leads the church today, has been called by God with the proper authority to lead and guide the church to do good so that we may return to live with our Heavenly Father and our family to live for eternity. In the Book of Mormon, in the Doctrine and Covenants section 6 verses 22-23 it reads: Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things. Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God? I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church. I, like this scripture says, have cried unto God in my heart to know of the truth, and I have received that sweet peace that fills the emptiness in our souls. I know that Jesus Christ, died for us on that cross and that he lives again and so can we.

How I live my faith

I can't imagine it being any other way. I love having the gospel in my life and I strive to attend every meeting that I am supposed to attend. I have two children and I know that it is important to be a Christlike example to them so they know about the important things in life. I recently moved, but where I lived before my calling in the church was to teach the women in our spacific class on every fourth Sunday. Just before I moved I got switched to the second Sunday. Teaching this class was a way that I was able to stay in tune with my spiritual side. Doing this also reminded me just how much our Father in Heaven loves us and how important it is that we strive to help one another as church members or as people of other faiths. Someone that I know once told me that "Everyday is a good day it's just that some are gooder than others." He also said something like, "it's a smiley day." He is a great guy and a great Christlike example to me. Him saying these things helps me to remember that we need to look for the positive in things and just keep smiling no matter how many trials we have. Just like Christ when he lived, he always saw the good in things.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Stephanie
We have what we believe written in what we call the Articles of Faith. I do not have enough characters to type them all, so I will tell you some of them. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. We believe in same orginization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. We believe in being honest, true, chast, benevolent, virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. Show more Show less