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Hi I'm Alice

I was born and raised in Alabama, I write short stories, plays for children, prose and poetry and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading, writing, I love cooking, collecting miniature tea sets, mugs of all types, and I love cats. I love exploring new places, foods and experiences. I can't get enough of finding new things to experience (especially foods) and find that there is very little that I will not try within reason for me (which includes hang gliding).

Why I am a Mormon

My father passed away when I was 19 and the pastor gave us very little comfort. We were told not to expect to see him again. But I knew in my heart that this was not true. I spent the next 27 years of my life searching. I studied with several different religions and even became a member. When I was introduced to the Missionaries, I was at a friend's house and was studying to become Islamic. I was very fed up with the usual orthodox religions and was not really ready to hear yet ANOTHER one. I knew what I knew and that was that. But Heavenly Father knew just what I needed. After a few talks with the first set of Missionaries, I discovered that we shared knowledge of the books of Abraham and Moses. I was loaned a set of scriptures to read these books overnight for us to discuss. When I read them, I knew that there was something different about THIS church. As I listened more and more on my own, what I knew in my heart was beginning to make sense more and more. I finally agreed to accept membership into the chruch after three sets of missionaries. But there was one problem: Baptism! I didn't have a problem living a chaste life or giving up drinking. But having been baptised five different times in other churches, I thought that the "Right hand of fellowship" would suffice. I just couldn't see being baptised a sixth time just to join another church. But I was wrong; this was not just another church. This was the true church of Jesus Christ. I was challenged to pray about it and read 3 Nephi 11 before I made any decision. In the quiet of my bedroom, something inside my heart broke apart. I knew that if wanted to see my Heaveny Father again or my family, I had to submit my will. Giving over my will was not such an easy thing to do. But it began bit by bit and piece by piece until I was finally baptised. I haven't any reservations and I haven't any concerns about what happens now; I just know that I am where I belong.

How I live my faith

I try to live what I believe to the best of my ability. I try to attend various church functions, I teach a Sunday School class of about 5-8 students and I share what I believe at as many opportunities as possible. I also try to be available to help the missionaries whenever possible. I enjoy talking with others that they share the gospel with and I also enjoy having my family and friends talk with them.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Alice
I had always understood that this ordinance is an important aspect of the fulfillment of "all righteousness". Our Heavenly Father would not be able to look upon or judge us without the Atonement of our Savior. It is through this sacrifice that we gain the benefits of salvation and ressurection having the ordinance of baptism fulfilled with authority. Without it, the dead would not be privy to resurrection as is intended for all mankind. Show more Show less