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Hi I'm Mandy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a writer, a singer, and I am going to college majoring in Registered Nursing. Oh, and I'm a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I am going to college to become a registered nurse, and to do this I must have a strong belief system. I was raised by a priesthood holder, but I was never baptised as a child. So, after much prayer, I fully came to realize that this church is true and would give me the spiritual foundation needed to be a good nurse and a person in general. I was baptised on March 6, 2012 - my twentieth birthday.

How I live my faith

I am a Primary worker/teacher, a home visiting teacher, and I am my ward's official "door greeter!" But besides my church callings, I try to always stay true to what the church teaches and to help others in every way I can. I was just recently baptized and I am still learning a lot when it comes to how the church operates. I am a work in progress, and I'm always learning something new! And that is one of the greatest things when you are a Latter-day Saint because every day is a new opportunity to learn something amazing!

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mandy
Absolutely not! As a member of the Latter-day Saints, we take it upon ourselves to do whatever we can to help anyone and everyone who is in need of any sort of help. We have several organizations and groups that specifically focus on different types of community help. The relief society is made up of women in the church who come together and feed or spend time with those who need a helping hand, or even just a friend to talk to. The Mormon missionaries are courageous young men and women (mostly in their late teens to early and mid twenties!) who dedicate two years of their lives to spreading the Gospel and bringing those who might not have a chance to hear God's word to the church. They truly are brave people because many of them put their schooling on hold for two years and travel to very foreign places, away from their families probably for the first time in their lives. They are the ones who teach investigators (or people who want to learn more about the church) and, when the time comes, prepare the investigator for their baptism! There are many other ways the church helps others who are not members. When we pay what we call Fast Tithing, we Fast (or we purposely and prayerfully skip two consecutive meals on the first Sunday of each month) and we give Fast Tithing, which is the amount of money that we would have spent on buying those two meals. That money goes to feeding the less fortunate people in the community. Show more Show less