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Hi I'm Ginny

I'm a mormon

About Me

I was raised in Auckland, New Zealand in a small country town. I am number 7 of 10 children with oodles of nephews and nieces. My parents joined the church in adulthood and I was born into the church through them. I love singing and playing the piano, and love music as a whole. I love playing netball and keep fairly active. I am engaged to the most wonderful man, and later on this year, we will be married and sealed for time and all eternity in one of the Lord's Temples. I have great friends both in the gospel and outside of my faith, whom keep me going. I love all of them for their examples and contributions to my life. I love to laugh, and I love life. I love being a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it makes me happy. Because it gives me identity, and because I love my Savior. I have been very blessed to have received the assurance of who I am, where I came from, and where I'm going. All of my questions I have ever had, have been answered through this great gospel. I love the feeling that I am never alone, no matter what my circumstances. I know that someone is out there listening to, and answering my prayers. I have a relationship with my Father in Heaven, and strive daily to do all that I can to draw closer to Him. There is a peace that comes with the knowledge that families are forever. I know that I will be with my family in the eternities. Everything just makes sense, and there is an immense joy that comes with it. Jesus Christ stands at the head of His Church. He did take upon Himself the sins of the world. He broke the bands of death when He rose after the third day, making it possible for us to do the same. We receive modern day revelation through His appointed and chosen prophets. He dictates the direction the church needs to go, and communicates them to His prophets, who then convey those messages to the world. Joseph Smith Jr, saw the Father and the Son, and restored the fullness of Christs' gospel back to the Earth in these the latter days. Just as He spoke directly to the prophets of old in the Bible, He does so with His Prophets, seers and revelators today. I love the Book of Mormon. It is another testament of Jesus Christ, and it goes hand in hand with the Bible. As we read, study, and ponder the passages located within, we gain deeper understanding of how Heavenly Father works, and what our purposes are as His children. Temples have been placed upon the earth in order for us to gain exaltation, and to help those whom have gone before do the same. It is the only way that families can be united together for all eternity, beyond death. What a sacred & special promise.

How I live my faith

I attend church every sunday where I am actively involved with the youth of the Church (between ages of 12-18). I serve the young women of this age group. I love working with the youth. They are beautiful examples to me through their sweet spirits and eagerness to learn. They strengthen my testimony as I help to strengthen theirs. I am also involved with the young single adult choir, and sing during various church meetings. Music touches the soul in a way that words just simply cannot at times. I am grateful that I have been blessed with the opportunity to touch others through a special gift, which is then aided by the Spirit. I keep busy during the week with different activities within the church. They help me to be strengthened along with my peers. I am grateful for such great examples and influences in my life. Service is a big part of how I live my faith. Going out into the community, and doing what my Father would have me do, brings peace and satisfaction. When you learn to be selfless and lend a helping hand to someone in need, and you see their light shine through in the process, it is a magical feeling. Each person on earth needs to know that there is a loving God, whom only wants happiness for all of His children. He is always there to help you through everything you may be facing. I want everyone to feel of the same love and joy that I feel from Him.