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Hi I'm Olivia Moskot

Hey there! I'm rockin' missionary swag in the GKLM! I'm singing, praying, and talkin' to a lot of strangers; and I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

Hi! My name is Olivia. I am a musical theatre enthusiast, a photographer, and a writer. I love my family, I love serving a mission; and I love my new life as a Latter Day Saint.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 19 years old I was I was interning at a haunted house as an actor, singing in the Rocky Horror Show, and preparing to enter my dream school: Berklee College of Music. Berklee is in Boston, and I figured that if I had only a short time left in Iowa that I might as well make the best of it, so I started a game with myself; “Yes-Man,” inspired by the Jim Carey movie. All I had to do was say yes to everything. The day I committed to playing the game, there was a knock on the front door. It was a set of Mormon missionaries and they asked if they could share a message with me. And I as I was making the decision as to whether I would make an excuse, or just politely turn them down I remembered my game! "Yes." Well, as I listened to their message I felt good, a little excited even; so when they asked if they could come again the next day to share more, I said yes with a little more enthusiasm. After about a week, my game ended, but my interest in the church was far from over. In fact, 9 months later, I decided to make it permanent. It has been about 3 years since then, and a lot of difficult decisions and changes have been made since that first "yes," but many blessings have come as well. After I came to the church my grandmother, sister, and three of my friends have come along, making it a part of their lives as well. The greatest blessing is what Christ has done for all of us ever since. Best game ever. :) When they knock, I dare you to say "yes".

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a full time mission in Louisville, Kentucky! Serving a mission is a lot of work, but it's worth it! It's worth it for all of the people we meet, friends we make, for the gospel we share, for the ways that we grow as individuals, and for the Lord whom we serve. I am so glad for my opportunity to serve the Lord and for this opportunity I have given Him to work in me. And, of course, I love serving in the GKLM- Great Kentucky Louisville Mission. :)

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Olivia Moskot
Absolutely not! However, we are encouraged to vote and be active in the political parties of our choice. Also, we are asked to be prayerful in our decision making when it comes to politics as we are encouraged to do in all aspects of our lives. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Olivia Moskot
A temple is a very special place where the lives of those who are living and also those who have passed on before us can be changed and blessed. One specific way the temple can bless our lives is through eternal marriage. I have heard many marriage ceremonies where the words, "'til death do we part" are spoken; we believe that we can be sealed together in marriage for time and all of eternity. Death will not separate us from our loved ones if we keep the commandments of the Lord, seek repentance through our Savior, and live the full gospel as Jesus Christ has taught it. Matthew 16:19 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. The temple is a very sacred place, where very sacred promises are made. It may also help to know that all of the ordinances that take place in the temple are biblical. Temples help us to learn how to return to our Heavenly Father with those that we love. Show more Show less