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Hi I'm Josie

I'm a Mormon and I wouldn't want to be anything else. :)

About Me

I was born into the LDS Church and have followed it with great intent my whole life. I have moved around several times in my life, first I was born in Bountiful, Utah where we lived for about a year until we moved to Vernal, Utah where both of my parents are from. After four more years of living there we moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado which became an ideal home for me in many ways. The only problem with living there was that the Church had very few members. After living there for five years my father (a civil engineer) received a job offer that took us all the way to Las Vegas, Nevada. At first we were afraid to be living there. After all the city is nicknamed "Sin City." We quickly came to feel great relief at the fact that the Mormon community was extremely large there. It was in the eight years of growing and maturing there that my faith and testimony in the Church grew. After graduating from high school a full year earlier than my class I moved back to Utah to live with my fraternal grandparents while I went to school to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. It was there that I met and fell in love with my husband and best friend Josh (A member and return missionary of the LDS/Mormon Church).

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS faith, but for whatever reason when I reached the age of about twelve my parents no longer had the desire to continue in this faith. Within the years that followed they sat me down and simply said that they were not going to be attending the church anymore, they then proceeded to tell me and my older sister that we were free to make whatever choices we desire in the standings of the Mormon Church. I looked at my sister to find her as undecided as I was. I had grown up knowing children of a variety of faiths. I had even attended their church gatherings with them on occasion, but no other church felt as right as this one. So I willingly and without any promptings of those around me decided to remain a member of this church. I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of the promises that it gives me. I am promised through it's divine authority that if I am baptized in this gospel follow the commandments of God, and endure through the trials of this earthly life that I would one day be able to return to my Father in Heaven. Now that I am married I am more grateful for that choice then ever. You will notice that in the marriage ceremony of other faiths and civil unions that the words "till death you part" are spoken. Well as a devout member of this church, I will marry in the Temple and given the promise of life with my Husband for not just in this life that ends at death; but for the eternity there after.

How I live my faith

It's hard for me to explain exactly how the way I live my life reflects my religious faith. I just wake up everyday with the knowledge that the Savior walks beside me where ever I go. Although I cannot see him there I know that he is rooting for me and cheering me on though any given situation.In every little decision that I make he allows the Holy Spirit to guide me. Whether it be about the clothes I chose to put on my back and be modest, or the choice to help and uplift someone with a simple smile. I am constantly considering what my heavenly father and savior would have me do. Life is so much more fulfilling to me knowing that I am a child of God and that he loves me and knows me as an individual. Not only that but I m constantly praying for his help and unconditional love which I know he freely gives.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Josie
God created everything. He created this life for us. So by church members paying 10% of their earnings they are giving and sacrificing that money to be put into the church and it's wonderful organizations. Through this generous act money is provided toward missionary funds, relief for the poor and those who have lost a great deal in world wide disasters. It also contributes to the expansion of this church by providing money to build temples, church buildings, and other wonderful things. Through paying this tithing we are giving back to the lord who has already given us everything. Show more Show less