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Hi I'm Piper

I was born in Arizona, currently live in Utah and am about to serve as a Mormon missionary starting in September of 2012

About Me

I am the only daughter in a family of five children. I graduated from college three years ago with a degree in Linguistics and I work as a web programmer. I'm not sure if that's what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I like what I do for now. Some day I aspire to be a novelist. I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church in the Alpine German-Speaking mission which covers southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Mormon church. On my mom's side of the family, my grandparents were the first to join the church, and on my dad's side of the family, I have a lot of ancestors who came to Utah with the pioneers. Although I didn't have to search to find the church, I know that it is true.

How I live my faith

I am a full-time missionary for the Church which means I have the opportunity all day every day for the next two months to represent Christ and share the message of the Restoration of his gospel on the earth.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Tithing isn't really a new thing. It was practiced in Bible times as well. We pay tithing for lots of reasons. Perhaps the first is that it's a commandment from the Lord. We believe that we receive blessings for paying tithing. Not specific blessings, usually, but blessings nevertheless. The money itself is used to pay things like building temples, building other church buildings, and supplementing tuition at the church's universities, e.g. BYU. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Definitely. The full name of the church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Mormons know that without Jesus Christ we would be forever lost. He is the Savior of the world and my personal Savior. I love Him with all my heart. More than anything else in the world, I work to be like Him. Show more Show less