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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Stephanie, I was lucky enough to grow up in a small town in Idaho. I love the simple things in life and enjoying the people I'm around. I have attended Utah State and Bridgerland Applied Technology where I was certified as a dental assistant. Before my mission I was working for a pediatric dental office where I found a lot of joy in being able to create an environment where kids would feel comfortable to have their dental needs met. Outside of work, I love listening to music, being outside, watching football, and spending time with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have studied and prayed about the doctrine of the Church. I have felt the Spirit as I have done so and has caused me to act. As I have tried to follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ I have felt inspired to be my best self, more patient, and all around more happy! When I try to align my life with Jesus’ teachings, I feel a sense of peace which helps me to be more positive about others and situations I face in my life. The central purpose to these teachings is that change is possible. I know all of us, no matter what we have struggled with, can move past our weaknesses or hardships and become better through our Savior Jesus Christ. There is no need to fear in this life as we rely on him. I love this Gospel and I know that it is true. I know that each of us can know for ourselves that is it is true if we turn to the Lord in prayer with real intent and faith.

How I live my faith

Well I have a lot more that I can do to truly live my faith, but I just want to try my best to follow my Heavenly Father's will for me. I know that as I trust in Him, that I can be able to have more happiness in my life. I'm not perfect, but that is why I am so thankful that Heavenly Father loves us so much that He would send His son to die for us.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Stephanie
A testimony is a spiritual witness given to us by the Holy Ghost. It is what we have come to know for ourselves is true. I like how Elder Bednar, an Apostle, describes becoming converted through our testimonies: "Conversion is an enlarging, a deepening, and a broadening of the undergirding base of testimony. It is the result of revelation from God, accompanied by individual repentance, obedience, and diligence. Any honest seeker of truth can become converted by experiencing the mighty change of heart and being spiritually born of God (see Alma 5:12–14). As we honor the ordinances and covenants of salvation and exaltation (see D&C 20:25), “press forward with a steadfastness in Christ” (2 Nephi 31:20), and endure in faith to the end (see D&C 14:7), we become new creatures in Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:17). Conversion is an offering of self, of love, and of loyalty we give to God in gratitude for the gift of testimony." Show more Show less