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Hi I'm Monica

I grew up in Baton Rouge. I am a wife. I am a mom. I'm a writer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother. I used to be an INDY wrestler. I play the flute. I love reading books. I love writing poems, short stories and I'm working on books of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

Two years ago my husband was taking a World Religion class in college and they were asked to take this test online to determine what religion they related best to. For fun, I took the test and my results were 100% Mormon. Then, a few months ago, my oldest child had to have surgery and my Mother-In-Law asked me to go to the LDS church and get a blessing for her. I went and ended up giving my own testamony during sacrament meeting and three elders did give my daughter a blessing. The members were so nice and I met the missionaries who would be teaching me. After a few lessons with them and a few visits to the church, I did what the Missionaries suggested and asked God if joining the church was right for me. The answer I received was the most beautiful experience of my life. One that I will treasure forever. I suddenly found myself excited to be joining. So many questions I had before were now, finally, being answered. Stories of the bible started to make sense now. My entire life changed. I'm now a better person living my life by Word of Wisdom. I do my best, each and every day, to follow the Lord's commandments and my struggles have become much easier to bear.

How I live my faith

I have a page on facebook where I discuss lessons I've learned from the church and experiences I've had since joining the church. I also post pictures of inspirational quotes and scriptures to share with everyone. I pray with my family as often as possible. We try our best to set good examples for our family and our friends by living the gospel. We don't watch movies that are filled with profanity, nudity or violence. We don't associate ourselves with anyone who causes contention and tries to make us doubt our faith. We study our scriptures as often as we are able so that we may have a better understanding of God's divine plan. We do our best to spread His gospel and we never turn down anyone who asks for help. There is more that we could do and we are learning day by day.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Monica
Anyone is welcome to attend church services and all are encouraged to bring their families with them. Each meeting is about 3 hours long but those three hours are divided up into different classes. There is the sacrament meeting, where everyone meets. This is the meeting where we hear from a few speakers except on fast and testimony day. On that day, members of the church can take this time to bear their own testamony to the members. Sacrament is also where the bread and water is blessed and then passed around by priesthood holders. After Sacrament, people go to their appropriate classes, which is determined by their age and there is a nursery for kids 18 month to 3 years available. Dress is modest. A shirt and tie with slacks for the men. Women can wear a nice dress or a nice skirt and top. Nothing too revealing. Show more Show less