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Hi I'm Arianne Leavitt

Hi! I'm Ari. I've never been stung by a bee. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student studying English Teaching and am a complete English nerd. I read modern poetry for fun. I am obsessed with word definitions. I have read more books than watched movies this semester. I might be your kid's crazy high school English teacher someday!

Why I am a Mormon

I have received miraculously specific answers to prayers through studying the Book of Mormon. I have prayed and felt of the book's validity. I have felt the tangible love of my Father in heaven and the comforting knowledge that what I believe is eternal truth. After all this, I could never think of denying the truthfulness of this gospel. It gives me purpose and knowledge and peace that blesses me each day.

How I live my faith

Last year, I had the opportunity to serve as the president of the women's organization in my ward. The goal of our presidency was to bring the sisters closer to Christ. The women's organization in the LDS Church is known as the Relief Society. We meet weekly in church for spiritual enlightenment. Each sister and her assigned companion visit and teach other sisters in the group, helping them with their needs and sharing with them a spiritual message each month.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Arianne Leavitt
According to the Gospel of Philip, truth did not come into the world naked, but she came clothed in types and images. Spiritual commitment manifested in the physical act wields power. Physical ordinances such as taking the sacrament and being baptized have sacred and eternal value. They are a means by which we physically show our dedication to our Father and make covenants with him. Jesus himself was baptized to fulfill all righteousness (Matthew 3:13-17). This ordinance is necessary for our salvation, whether performed in this life or the next.The dead need this ordinance performed as well as the living. Show more Show less