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Hi I'm Paige

I'm a daughter, sister, and friend. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am passionate about music and language. I believe in miracles and that people can change. I've left pieces of my heart in Kansas, Rexburg, and Ecuador. Kansas, my home for 17 years and where I grew up. Rexburg, where I'm studying psychology and have made the best of friends. And Ecuador, where I volunteered in the orphanages for 3 months and fell in love with 30 of the most precious spirits. I come from what many would call a "broken home," but I love my blended little family with everything I have. I am independent, but happier when I'm with people. I'm strong, but embrace my weaknesses. I have fallen in love with this beautiful life I have been so blessed with and do my best to live it to the fullest.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as I was blessed to be born into a family who was sealed in the temple. However, as I've gotten older, I've learned I cannot live on borrowed light. I'm a Mormon because I know the Church is true. But every day I work to develop and nurture my own testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have come to know that I am tested and tried for my own benefit; to teach me to lean on other people, to teach me lessons that I might not have learned otherwise. I know that I cannot make it on my own. I have a loving Savior who suffered for me. When I think I can't go on because "nobody understands what I'm going through," He does. He knows every part of me. My strengths, my joys, what makes me the happiest. But he also knows my weaknesses, my sadness, and my deepest darkest secrets. And despite all of that, He loves me with an infinite love. My mind can't begin to comprehend the love my Savior has for me. I believe in the power of prayer. I know that when I feel low, afraid, and lost, I can pray to my Heavenly Father for comfort, support and guidance. He is very much aware of me and my needs. I know that I will live again. Through God, I can do anything.

How I live my faith

Right now I am living my faith the most by preparing to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been called to labor in Madrid, Spain where I will dedicate nearly every hour of every day for a year and a half to spreading the good news of the Gospel of Christ. I try every day to consciously act in a way that would be in accordance with LDS standards. Within my church I have served in various positions. I have taught 7 and 8 year-olds basic doctrines and principles. I have served as a pianist for the younger children. I have been a leader of a group of 12 to 18 year-old girls and I have done family history indexing. With my friends and coworkers of other faiths I have shared with them my values and beliefs as a Mormon and try to live in a way that they can recognize those.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Paige
Ask God. He is the source of all knowledge and truth. He is eager to answer any questions His children have. In the Bible (James 1:5) it tells us to "ask of God," and the answer will be given. And in the Book of Mormon, Moroni says that if we ask in with a "sincere heart" and "real intent," we will know by the "power of the Holy Ghost." The Holy Ghost doesn't always communicate with us in the same way you and I communicate. He can send us feelings of peace, hope, comfort, and happiness to tell us that what we are questioning is true. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Paige
What we wear says a lot about who we are. Most of the time, it's the first thing people see and it leaves a lasting impression. Our bodies are a gift and we should want to wear clothing that reflects what we believe about the sacred creations they are. If we have respect for our bodies, other people will too. Respecting our bodies and recognizing them as a sacred gift means reserving physical intimacy for marriage between a man and woman. Immodest and inappropriate clothing can send the wrong message and give people a false idea about us. Parents can teach their children that when they dress modestly, they are worthy of the companionship and other blessings that come from having the Holy Ghost with them. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Paige
Families are the most important unit in the Mormon church. We believe that they can last forever, not just until we die. We believe that if members of a family live righteous lives, they will be blessed with a continued family relationship with their loved ones in the next life. Death does not end our ties to those we care most about. In the Bible we learn that Christ gave power to His disciples that would seal families together forever. In Matthew 16:19 he said "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..." Show more Show less