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Hi I'm Molly

I'm a full-time college student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an English and History double major dedicated to doing the best I can in school. I also work two part-time jobs and I am very active in a service fraternity on my campus and some other clubs. Since I live away from home, it's great to have close friends at my dorm and more in my church for support. I greatly enjoy the time I have to spend with them -- watching movies, playing games, and going to dances and other church activities. It's also great to go home and spend time bonding with my family. Even though I'm a very busy person, I find time every morning and every night to reflect, read scriptures and pray to my Heavenly Father. I cherish this time, because it allows me to make sense of life's craziness and find peace.

Why I am a Mormon

I just converted in January 2012, but I was started getting interested in my sophomore year of high school. I couldn't get my dad to allow me to go to church with my Mormon friends, so I had to basically put my faith on hold. In the mean time, it started to waver and I casually looked at other faiths until I finally just labelled myself as agnostic. But I never felt comfortable saying there was no God. When I came to college, I had lots more freedom. Then I met someone who would become one of the best friends I've ever had, who happened to be talking with Mormon missionaries at the time. I got the chance to go to his baptism, and the next day I went with him to church to see him get the gift of the Holy Ghost. It was the first time I'd gone to any church in a long time, and I really felt the Spirit. It was strange, but at the same time I felt welcome. Shortly after I started talking with missionaries and reading my Book of Mormon again. I remembered what felt so special about reading it and praying to my Heavenly Father. My testimony grows stronger every day. It has led me to do good things, and I know it will continue to do that. I know we have a God with whom we can communicate and develop a personal relationship. I learned this through lots of prayer, talking with Mormon friends and missionaries, and reading the scriptures. I know doing these things can help other people out of difficult times and help them grow into amazing people.

How I live my faith

Sunday is my favorite day of the week, because it gives me the chance to relax, come to church with dozens of awesome other Mormons, and learn more about my Heavenly Father. It recharges my batteries so I can get through the coming week. I also love doing community service. I do a little bit about every week, even if it has nothing to do with church. I just got my first calling from my bishop a few weeks ago. I'm the "compassion coordinator" for the women in the church, which means whenever a sister is sick or in need of a friend, I make some calls and ask the other sisters if they're interested in going and visiting with them. I was very excited when I got this calling, because I personally love making people feel better every day with little notes or baked goods.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Molly
They're going to teach you about God's plan of happiness, and the love that He has for all his children. The most important thing that the missionaries taught me was to come to God with any questions I had, like if the scriptures are true, if Joseph Smith was a prophet, and if Jesus really died for my sins. They'll teach you how to gain a spiritual testimony of all these things. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Molly
Faith is hope which brings us to act. It is more than just belief; it is a feeling so powerful that it can bring us to change our lives in positive ways. It is based on our hope of things to come, and the knowledge that our Heavenly Father loves us. Show more Show less