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Hi I'm Stephanie.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm learning how much I have to learn, how little I know, and how fragile my understanding is. I'm learning to be thankful and patient....Today is all that we will ever have in this life I am currently attending community college majoring in mathematics and education so I can hopefully one day, become a High School Math teacher! I love math, call me a nerd, but I just LOVE the challenge and the joy it brings when I finally figure out the answer to a difficult problem. Math brings me happiness. :). I was baptized into the church on March 17, 2012. It was St. Patrick's Day! Awww, the joy of giving people pinches as they showed me their congratulations as they were leaving. It was great! And such an awesome experience and feeling. The feelings you receive after baptism are indescribable and immeasurable. It is truly one of the greatest choices I have made in my life, and I am so glad that I chose to do it.

Why I am a Mormon

Before two missionaries came to my house, I just wanted to give up. I honestly just didn't see the point in living anymore if all I did was disappoint people. I felt like a failure, like a piece of trash, and like a burden. It was one of those times when holding everything in got the best of me. I've honestly always had a problem in truly believing that there is a God, and that He is good, and that Jesus would die for me- the failure. I guess I figured, if God is so good and great, then why is my life filled with so many obstacles and hurdles? Did I do something wrong and now being punished for it? Did God forget about me? Does He hear my prayers? So, finally, despite my stubbornness, I thought I would give this whole God thing one more chance, and if it didn't work, then there's no use for living because even God thinks I'm a failure and doesn't love me.... So, I prayed the hardest prayer I've ever prayed. I was on my hands and knees crying out to God that He would just show me that He is good, and that He hears me. That He would just let me know that I am loved and cared about and that I'm not a failure in His eyes. Then literally like two days later, God answered my prayer. Two missionaries came up to my door and asked for me specifically. Within these past few months that I've gotten to meet with them, they have shown me the love of Jesus Christ. They have loved me and cared about me, and they have listened. They were there for me, when I've needed someone most. You may call this a coincidence, but I call this a miracle. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be alive. For once in my life, I firmly believe in Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father. I believe in the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Not only that, but I've realized that God has been here for me all along, even through the hard times. I just didn't know He was there, because I wasn't looking for Him hard enough...

How I live my faith

I try my best to live out my faith by trying my hardest. Life can be really hard sometimes, but I know that if we stay true and keep hold of the Iron Rod, it will all be worth it in the end. I have learned that being a member of the Church doesn't mean that your life will magically become a grand fairy tale, trials will still come our way. But, I know that after we are baptized into Christ's Church and are confirmed, we receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost not only lets us know right from wrong, but it's also there to comfort us. I live my faith by trying my hardest to live a life that's worthy of having the Spirit. I am so glad that through everything that I have done, Heavenly Father is still there with arms wide open, and will catch me if I fall (which I tend to do often). :). Having faith is so much more than just having something to believe in, its a way of life! When you truly have a heart-full of faith, you will see miracles happen in you and those around you.