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Hi I'm Roxanna!

I am a blessed daughter of Heavenly Father, who loves me, and I love Him! My name is Roxanna, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of 4 handsome boys and the wife of the most amazing man on earth. I found him after much soul searching and coming back to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints... I became a mother at the age of 17. I was born a member of the LDS church, but became inactive when I was 15. I grew up with a strong foundation in the Gospel, but I fell victim, as we all do at some time or another, to the temptations of Satan. By the time I was 21 I had three children out of wedlock with my high school sweetheart. I had finished college at the same time, but knew in my heart that I needed to go back to church and make things right with the Lord. My life had been crumbing little by little, and when I felt like things were getting better, everything was pulled out from underneath me again. I investigated other churches, even Buddhism at college, because religion has always been interesting to me. But nothing else ever made any sense, and the Holy Ghost never testified that what I was hearing and learning was true. I actually started going back to church after by boyfriend and I had broken up after 8 years and after trying dating again. I actually started dating another member, who was also inactive. Through him I could see the type of life we were living and how miserable we both were. That and for the fact that my children needed a foundation in the Gospel of Jesus Christ brought me back to church. During that time I finally found my true self again, God, and my husband!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because after many miserable years, I decided I needed to find answers, I needed to know the truth for myself. I started attending the LDS church again mainly for my children. But I soon learned that I had been led there through the spirit for myself first! I started reading the Bible again and the Book of Mormon. Through scripture study, prayer, and personal reflection the Holy Ghost bore witness to me that the things I was reading and learning were true. Not only true, but the only full truth. Many churches teach partial truths and many great things, but the LDS church is the only place where you will find the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a mormon because I learned the hard way what the true meaning of the Atonement of Jesus Christ was. I lived with guilt, low self-esteem, pain, and remorse for years until I learned the true meaning of the Atonement. I learned that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me unconditionally, and that I could return that same love through deep repentance. I learned that I can be forgiven if I am truly sorry and want to live better. After I made this promise with my Heavenly Father, I have been happy and content. I know that I will always fall short, we all will, but only through sincere repentance can we be eternally happy and one with God and Jesus Christ. All things have fallen in the right place in my life since or fallen out of my life completely with the help of my Savior. God knows what will make me happy in life and the life hereafter, I only need to be submissive to his will and live his commandments. He will make up the rest for me. I am a Mormon because I have witnessed miracles in my life and in other lives as well, God is real. I am a Mormon because I read the Book of Mormon, I prayed to know the truth, and God bears witness to me daily through the power of the Holy Ghost that the LDS church is the only church on Earth with the fullness of the Gospel of Christ. I bear this witness to you.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being true to the covenants I have made with my Heavenly Father. I teach my children about Christ and about the true meaning of love and sacrifice. I live my faith by being an example of the believers. I pay my tithing and give to those less fortunate. I teach children music about our Savior and Redeemer at church. I lead the Cub Scouts in our community and teach them life principles. I live my faith by being a friend to everyone, and by being a listener. I always share a smile, hoping that others will see hope and happiness in my eyes. I live my faith by checking on my friends and family, making sure that they have all they need, especially love and hope. I live my faith my attending church every Sunday with my family. I renew my baptismal covenant every Sunday by taking the Sacrament, which is symbolic of Christ's infinate atonement. I was sealed to my family for all time and eternity in the Holy Temple of the Lord. I live my faith by staying healthy and living a balanced life. I read my scriptures and pray continually for guidance and direction in every aspect of my life. I try to live a Christ like life and show my children and those around me that true happiness can only come from living as Christ did. I live a sober life and try to be humble. I try to be submissive to God's will, because I know that through Him only will I truly be happy. I live my faith by telling my family and others that I love them and care for them. I tell them and show them how much they mean to me. I tell them I appreciate them and am blessed to have them in my life. I love serving others and letting the light of Christ radiate through me. I live my faith by doing what Jesus would do in every situation. I live with a prayer in my heart always. I love my Father in Heaven and His son, my brother, Jesus Christ. I live my faith by doing those things that Heavenly Father has asked me to do. I have found that only when I submit to his will I am truly happy and content!!!

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Roxanna!
Of course, most definately. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is not meant to replace the Bible, only to supplement it and support it! Show more Show less