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Hi I'm Camille

I'm a college student. I have been called to serve a mission in San Antonio, Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying Elementary Education. I am an avid runner; I have completed 2 marathons and several half-marathons. I love playing the piano, hiking, skiing, playing soccer, and spending time with family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am blessed to have been born into a strong line of church members stretching back to the church's restoration. I have been active in the church all my life. But I have had to work hard to keep my faith growing. I have read the Book of Mormon several times. I strive to apply its teachings in my life and by doing this, I can say now that I have no doubt that it is true. I know the Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He is the only way back to God. I love Him and my Father in Heaven with all my heart. I want to do everything I can to serve Him and prove my love for Him. I try to ensure that everything I do in life is leading my back to Him. I know the Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's servant who leads and guides this church through revelation. I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that He restored the gospel and translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God. I know that the Atonement is real. Without it we are nothing, but with it we can obtain all the Father has. What a blessing! I cannot even comprehend its magnitude. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the blessings Heavenly Father grants me daily and for the promises of incomprehensible joy He I will receive if I live worthy of it. I have had my doubts. But I have always felt Heavenly Father's presence helping me through every hard time. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my testimony with God's children in San Antonio, so that through me the Spirit might manifest to them the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and I strive to show Them this by the way I live. As I weekly attend church, I try to keep the gospel and my Savior in the forefront of my mind. Throughout the week I pray often, asking for His help in becoming more like Him and serving those around me. As part of the church organization, I, with a companion, make monthly visits to a couple women in our ward. We teach them gospel principles and offer support to them with the difficulties they face in their personal lives. This practice--called visiting teaching--has been a great opportunity for me to develop a Christlike love for Heavenly Father's children. I recently served as a primary teacher in my ward, teaching a group of rambunctious 8-year-olds. I was delighted to see how well these children could understand the gospel. It truly is sweet and simple and available to all. I love to take opportunities to share my talent in piano within my church by playing in sacrament meeting and accompanying the congregation when singing hymns. I know my talents are gifts from God and I want to use them to bless the lives of others. Playing in church is a great way to serve others and to show Heavenly Father that I want to give all of myself to Him.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Camille
The official name for our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is Jesus Christ's church--it is the same church Christ organized during His mortal ministry restored to the earth in these latter days. All things within the church are done in Christ's name and by His authority. Out of respect for Him, we prefer that our church be referred to by its correct name. However, "Mormon" is an appropriate nickname for members of the church. This nickname comes from our belief in The Book of Mormon, which is a complement to the Bible; another testament of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Camille
Jesus Christ is the head of this church. Everything we do within the church is done in His name. It is His church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This church is simply a restoration of the church He organized during His mortal ministry, built upon apostles and prophets with Jesus Christ at the head. The living prophet receives revelation from God, ensuring that all things done within the church are according to His will. We worship and love Jesus Christ. We know that He is the only way that leads to eternal life. Because of His infinite atonement and resurrection, we can be freed from sin and receive the strength we need to overcome the trials of life. Through Him, we can become perfected and live with Him and our Father in Heaven again. The Book of Mormon does not contradict the Bible. Rather, it complements it; the two books of scripture serve as witnesses of Christ, His ministry, His Atonement, and His divinity. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Camille
Our faith is increased when we act upon the word of God as it is taught to us in the scriptures and by His prophets. Actions we can take to increase our faith include praying, fasting, attending church, serving our fellow men, studying His word, and following His example by being baptized. When we have a desire to believe and act upon that desire, our faith will grow. Show more Show less