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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm a student at BYU. I love the outdoors. I dream big. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life, having fun, joking around, and taking risks . . . most of the time. I study hard, work hard, and play hard. I love a good adrenaline rush. I love music and am always in the mood to 'jam' with people. I'll play sports anytime. I never want to limit myself or others. I love learning and believe that you can learn something new from just about anyone you meet. I believe in the power of positive thinking, and that our minds have such a great influence on who we are. If you think positively about yourself and others then you'll be more successful in life. Anything is possible if you just believe - in yourself, in others, and in God. I enjoy reading a good book, spending time with my parents and brother, taking my dog for walks, and all that other good stuff life has to offer. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to sleep because there are so many things I want to do and sleeping just takes so much time. I have a lot of dreams and don't know how I will accomplish them all, but I'm sure gonna try.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, the main reason I'm a Mormon is because I was raised in the Church. Which is great because that way I didn't have to find the gospel. I continue to be a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Jesus Christ's Church once again established on the Earth "built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone" (Eph 2:20). I know that the Priesthood has been brought back to the earth and we have power to "bind things on earth and in heaven" (Matt 16:19). I know that through this power I can live with my family forever as long as I follow God's commandments.I'm a Mormon because we have a living prophet and believe in modern-day revelation. We know the truth about the Godhead - that they are in fact separate Beings. I'm a Mormon because the knowledge of the Atonement and Resurrection give me purpose in life and help me to keep hope for my future. I love the fact that families can be together forever and living the way God wants me to is one way I can show Him my gratitude for that. I'm a Mormon because this gospel brings peace and happiness to my life, and I would never want to let that happiness go. The list could go on and on, in short I'm a Mormon because I know the truth about where I came from, why I'm here on Earth, and where I will go after I die . . . and that knowledge brings me peace.

How I live my faith

I try to always be smiling and happy. I know I'm a daughter of God and that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ I can return to live with God someday where we can have more quality "daddy daughter" time. Who wouldn't be happy about that? I am always trying to learn new things and do new things to gain as much knowledge as possible. I believe that God can only guide us if we are already moving. So I always try to be going somewhere or doing something in my life. As I go, I look to God for direction and guidance. I follow the commandments God has set up for us all and know that He will bless me for being obedient. I also try to help others understand that it's because of my faith and knowledge of the gospel that I am so happy and they have the exact same opportunity to be this happy, all they have to do is happily learn more about the gospel. It's so great!

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Stephanie
We know that baptism is a saving ordinance. It says in John 3:5 "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." We perform baptisms for the dead so that people who died without being "born of water", or baptized, can still "enter into the kingdom of God". We want to give everyone a chance to follow Jesus Christ's example and be baptized, this includes people who have already lived on this earth and passed on to the next life. Baptisms for the Dead do not, however, force people into heaven. They still have the chance to accept or reject Jesus as their Savior. If they accept Him, their baptism allows them to become clean through the Atonement. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Stephanie
We have 12 Apostles because that is how Jesus Christ set up his church when he was on the earth. We learn from the book of Ephesians that apostles are a necessary part of the Church of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:19-20; 4:11-14). Apostles did need to be replaced, hence why Matthias was called as the newest apostle in Acts chapter 1. We have 12 Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because without them it cannot be the true church of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Stephanie
Nope, we help anyone that will let us. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Stephanie
Jesus and his disciples weren't paid. They worked to provide for themselves while preaching the gospel (2 Thess 3:8-10).If we are true followers of Christ, we do as he did, and he wasn't paid for his service therefore we don't have a paid clergy. Show more Show less