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Hi I'm Mayra

I'm a dog rescuer, an animal lover, and I'm Mormon

About Me

I'm a recent convert who on the first day having the missionaries over I knew this church was true. I love reading the Book of Mormon! I have read it 3 times and I've only been a member for a year (: I love plying sports and going out with the young women and young men of my church. I love stake dances, they are so pure and wonderful! I try everyday to talk to my friends about our church, everytime I do I know they feel the spirit. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has brought many blessings into my life along with many new friends!

Why I am a Mormon

To be a member is not simply a name, but it is a way of life. I gained my simple testimony of its truth solely through fervent study and prayer...and amazing examples set by my parents and siblings. I know that Jesus is the Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by helping out as much as possible in my community. I read my Book of Mormon everyday and pray daily. I practice what I read and what I preach. I tell my friends about my church everyday in hope that they want to know more. I love my family and knowing that I can be with them forever makes me really happy! I attend semenary as much as possible, even if I do have to wake up at 5 am (: I love my church and I'm modest at all times so everyone knows what this church is really about!

What is the First Vision?

The first vision was where we believe that Joseph Smith a boy of 14, saw God the Father and His son Jesus Christ. He saw both these heavenly beings in answer to a question that he prayed about. The question that he wanted answer was which church he should join because there were so many churches in the area where he grow up. In answer to his prayer he was told to join none of them that the true church was not yet on the earth. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

No, the members of this Church do not practice polygamy. If any members were found to be practicing polygamy, then they are excommunicated, no longer considered a member of God's Church. In the past the Lord has given instructions that polygamy should be practiced for the raising of seed, to grow the membership. Examples of this include Abraham, Isaac, Moses, and David. The Lord also gave this instruction to the Saints during the late 1800s. However in 1890, President Wilford Woodruff received instruction that polygamy should be stopped, and so it has, even to this day. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith, a youth of 14, saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ in a personal visitation in the spring of 1820. Through him, until his Martyrdom at Carthage Jail in 1844, came the unfolding of the "greatest gospel dispensation of all time."1 The Lord described the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church as "a marvelous work among the children of men." Joseph Smith—as prophet, teacher, and beloved leader of the Saints—was the prophet of the Restoration. His ministry was filled with events that molded him into a prophet. Through his ministry, what was then a small band of believers in 1830, has become a worldwide Church today. He accomplished his work without the advantages of schooling, property, or family prominence. The cause of Christ he championed has never taken a step backward. Show more Show less