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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a student studying microbial genetics that loves to play volleyball and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Jamie and I am 22 years old. I have been attending college working towards a degree in Microbial Genetics. From there I hope to be accepted into a Forensic Science program and earn a Master's in Forensic Biology. I was called by a prophet of God to serve a full-time mission in Nampa, Idaho for 18 months by telling them about the love their Savior has for them and sharing my knowledge of how Christ's teachings have changed my life. Now that I am home, I hope I can continue to spread the Savior's love by following His example continually. I also love playing volleyball and soccer and pretty much any other sport.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but that is not why I remain true to my faith. I had to learn for myself when I was in my early teens that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was in fact the true church of Christ on earth. I have studied and prayed about the Book of Mormon many times and each time I do, my knowledge of its truthfulness grows. This book has helped me get through so many difficult times in my life through the principles it teaches. The Book of Mormon reinforces truths taught in the Bible and I know that both of these sacred texts are of God. Jesus Christ lives and I am so grateful for His atoning sacrifice.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day as I study the scriptures and pray to my Father in Heaven. I do my best to act how He would have me and repent when I do something that I would not feel comfortable doing in front of my Savior. I try to share my testimony of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice with those around me because I know how much the Savior's life and example has changed me and brought me true joy. I try to integrate the teachings of Jesus Christ into every aspect of my life so that I can truly call myself a Christian.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture similar to the Bible. Just as the Old and New Testaments were written by prophets and other disciples, the Book of Mormon was written by various prophets and disciples of Christ. The Book of Mormon gets its name from one of these ancient prophets living in the Americas who wrote towards the end of the Book. All of these prophets and writers testified of the coming of Jesus Christ and His teachings just as prophets did in the Bible. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormons believe in Jesus Christ and strive to always live like He did. They seek to serve and help all people just as Jesus Christ served all people that He came in contact with. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

I came to know that Mormonism was true as I lived the principles I was taught. By my experience, I knew that God loved me and that this was His church and that I was living His commandments and receiving blessings from Him. I also read and studied the Book of Mormon many times and prayed to my Father to ask if the Book was His word. Every time that I ask Him this question, He always answers, even if the answer comes a different way each time. The answer is always that the Book of Mormon is true and that it can help me in my life. I continue to study the Book of Mormon, live the principles that are taught within it, and always pray to my Father in Heaven. As I continue to do these things, I am constantly reminded of the truthfulness of the Mormon church as I listen for the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

In 1 Corinthians chapter 15 Paul teaches about why the early Christians were baptized for the dead. Just as Christ established a way for all of God's children to receive the blessings of baptism even after this life, the prophet Joseph Smith also restored this practice. Today members of the Church can be baptized for deceased persons by acting as proxies. We do this to allow all those of God's children who did not have the opportunity to hear the restored gospel of Jesus Christ to accept the baptism performed for them and receive those blessings that come from baptism. Show more Show less