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Hi I'm Chantal Johnson

I'm a runner and a hiker. I love to play the piano and sing. I love to hang out with friends. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have played piano since I was 5 years old, on and off. I love to doodle and create new cartoon characters to share with my friends and make them laugh. I wave at random people. My friends think I am loud, smiley, and girly. I love to have fun!

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the gospel my whole life and have always known that there was something that was good about the church. The people I knew who were LDS were always uplifting and happy; my parents included. When I was about 13 I started having doubts about the gospel and wiether this was the correct church. So I did what the bible says in James 1:5, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." So I prayed and I got my answer while reading the scriptures. For a long time everynight when I would read my scriptures something would make an impression in my mind that the scriptures are true and that my Heavenly Father loves me. I know in my heart that the LDS Church has the true gospel of Christ.

How I live my faith

I go to church on Sunday and participate in my youth activities on Wednesday. I help to come up with some of the activities that my age group does. I try to live the standards that I have placed for myself, with the help of my parents and the "For The Strength Of Youth" pamphlet. I don't drink coffee or tea because our prophet and apostles have advised us not to and because I know that I am healthier for it. I am also working on something called Personal Progress where I set and accomplish goals for myself to help me grow and develop new skills.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Chantal Johnson
"The Word of Wisdom" is a law of health given to Joseph Smith in 1833.(This is documented in the Doctrine and Covenants 89:1-21) This emphasizes the benefits of physical and spiritual health. Many people have heard LDS will not partake in Tobacco, Alcohol, Coffee and Tea... etc. That is true, but there is a bit more. The law specifically talks about eating in proportion, a range of foods in your diet, something which actually looks like the food triangle. The law also talks about physically keeping in shape. I have been raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and so this law has been taught to me since I was little. I have understood that eating a variety of things and not in huge quantities was good, I have been taught the same thing in school, but the whole you really should keep fit I felt was not that important... I was wrong. Two years ago, I was sitting in Seminary class when my teacher's wife was telling a story of a time when she felt an impression to check on an elderly lady and found that she had fallen. She bore to us her testimony of how important it was that she had been walking daily, eating healthy, and keeping her body fully mobile. I later was able to help out our community when homes were flooded and in need of sand bags. I was able to lift and throw and pass and fill so many bags that I cant even remember the number. I personally never felt much fatigue as soon as I saw the family's grateful tears. I know this law will continue to bless. Show more Show less