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Hi I'm Deanna

I am serving in the Oregon Portland Mission.

About Me

I have been called as a sister missionary in the Oregon Portland Mission. I entered the MTC July 13, 2016. Before this, I was attending Brigham Young University in Provo. After my mission, I will return.

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel has made me who I am today. There are many churches on the earth, but this is the one true church. Others have some truth, but I know we have all that has been revealed so far. Throughout my life, the Spirit has testified to me that this is the true church. When I feel His Spirit, I am reminded of that. Our prophet is directly linked with Heavenly Father, Christ, and the Holy Ghost. They love everybody with a true, complete love. The Book of Mormon is a true book, the truest book we will ever read. When joined with other books of scripture, including the Bible, it can help us discover truth. I'm so grateful that I got to grow up in this church, and hope that I won't take it for granted.

How I live my faith

I have always attended church with my family. As a teenager, I lived in an area with few members. I chose to follow the commandments, live the standards, and be an example. After graduating high school, I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, where I continued to try to be a disciple of Christ. Now, as I serve my mission, I hope to share my testimony with others and help them feel the Spirit. I live my faith every day by following the doctrine of Christ. If you don't know what that is, study 2 Nephi Chapter 31!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

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Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, we do not worship Joseph Smith, but we respect him highly for what he did. Through his faith and endurance, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was restored upon the earth. With it came ancient truths and the priesthood. Without Joseph's actions, this could not have been. Show more Show less