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Hi I'm Angela

I'm a mother of three girls ages 16, 12, and 10. I'm a community college student. I own a small business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful daughters. I am currently attending a local community college in order to get my Associate degree in Accounting and I'm loving it. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am currently a single mom who is working hard to get my degree and I'm sole supporter of my kids. I started a small cleaning business to support my family. I have three clients and I enjoy being able to serve them while getting much needed income. I know without a doubt that I would not be doing as well as I am right now without the love and support of my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ. I have always had faith, but my trials have only made my faith stronger. I've never been happier than I am right now.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a different Christian religion and I felt the Holy Ghost testify to me as a child that the messages in the Bible were true, but I always felt like something was missing. I slowly drifted away from that church. When, as a young mother, the Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints came knocking at my door, I was not looking for a new church. In fact, had I known who was knocking at my door I probably wouldn't have answered. But I did open the door and didn't have the heart the tell them that I wasn't interested in what they had to say. I'm so glad that I didn't turn them away. We talked about the church and the gospel and they gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon and suggestions for what to start reading. I read the introduction and the other verses they suggested and I felt the same witness that the Book of Mormon, like the Bible, was the word of God. Ever since the first day I read it, I've continued to read it and feel that it is true. There is no doubt in my mind that we have a loving Father in Heaven that watches and loves every one of us as His child and guides and protects us through His Holy Spirit. I know with no doubt that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, He did live, He is our Savior, He gave his life to Atone for the sins of us all, and He lives now in His Heavenly Kingdom. I have no doubt that our Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit to witness to us of the truth, protect us, and lead and guide us in the best path for us. I know that anyone can receive revelation from God, through His Holy Spirit, to know what is best for them because I receive revelation every time I pray and ask for it. I know that what I have learned in the 13 years that I've been a member of this church is true and on numerous occasions has strengthened and lifted me out of the depths of despair. I wouldn't trade my membership in the church for anything in the world.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. Every Sunday, I get the privilege of caring for the cutest kids you'll ever meet as my church's Nursery Leader. I love being able to be with those little kids. I love them like they're my own and I love their parents like family. I feel so overjoyed that I can be a support to those families and help them teach their kids what they want them to know. With the help of my Heavenly Father, I am able to love and teach them. Knowing this makes me indescribably happy. I also live my faith by doing the best I can as wife, mother, sister, daughter, etc. even in the face of what some would find to be overwhelming odds. I don't give up when things get tough. Instead, I turn to my Heavenly Father through prayer and doing what He has asked me to do. I turn over my free choice to Him and have faith that what He wants me to do and be will make my happier in the long run than anything I might want. It has worked so well so far. Every time I make it through a painful life situation and come out the other side a happier and better person, it only makes my faith stronger.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Angela
We love and appreciate Joseph Smith as the Prophet that restored Christ's church to the earth. We are grateful that he worked so hard and was willing to give his life in order to make it possible for this church to be available to all who believe and wish to be members. However, we do not worship him. We, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, whole-heartedly worship, reverence, and serve God the Eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Angela
There is a song in the Children's Songbook of our church that I hear in my head whenever I hear this question. It goes like this, "I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know who I am, I know God's plan, I'll follow Him in faith. I believe in the Savior Jesus Christ, I'll honor His name. I'll do what is right, I'll follow His light. His truth I will proclaim." This song expresses very well my feelings of my Christianity. I haven't always been a Mormon, but for as long as I can remember I've been Christian. Growing up, I had a strong belief and faith in Christ. I worked hard to keep His commandments and to learn as much as I could about Him and my Father in Heaven. I wanted to have a close relationship with Them and to feel Their love for me always. I attended a different church growing up and felt a strong feeling of peace and truth while reading the Bible. When I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the transition was easy. This church had all the truths that I understood and accepted growing up, plus truths that were missing from my life. There has not been one day in the last 13 years since I joined that I have ever seen myself or other members as anything but disciples, followers, and believers of Jesus Christ. I am 100% Mormon AND I am 100% Christian. Show more Show less