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Hi I'm Deborah Moody

I'm a missionary serving in the Florida, Fort Lauderdale mission and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Deborah and I am 22 years old. I am serving a full time mission in Florida so I can share the gospel with those around me! Some unimportant but fun facts: My favorite color is yellow: It's just so happy! I love dragonflies and wear a dragonfly necklace every day. My hero is my great grandpa who was 91 years old when he passed away 2 months ago. He was a fighter pilot in World War II and his life is an example to me. I have been playing the piano since I was 7 years old, so that makes 14 years! I also like to write, run, read, and do anything outside! I am an Elementary Education major, and I am SO excited to be a teacher. It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can even remember. I trip over everything and nothing...It's a talent. I've worked at a Dry Cleaners, two psychology offices, and I've been a nanny. I love to be with friends and family. I love music and movies. I'm known for my southern drawl that appears without warning and with no explanation, mostly at nighttime. I'm not from the South...It can't be explained. I love to dance even though I can't dance very well at all. I love to sing, but I typically sing REALLY badly around people on purpose. It's a blast. :) I just love to be around people and to get to know them!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into and grew up in the LDS church. I was baptized by choice at the age of 8 and I've been an active member of the gospel ever since. I went off of the testimonies of my family for quite a while. I wanted to believe everything I had grown up learning because it is all so beautiful and rich. So when I was older and had entered the years of questioning who I was, I began to more intensely search and study the gospel in my mind and in my heart. I prayed often and I received my own witness that this gospel is of God and that it is true. I have received countless more witnesses since then. I know that I have a father in Heaven who loves me deeply. I know that He sent me to this earth with the privilege of having free agency. I know that God is with me through the good times but also through the bad. I know that He agreed to come to this earth to serve its people and to suffer for the sins and sufferings of the world. I know that He died on the cross for me so that I could repent of my sins and have the chance to come back to Heaven to live with Him and our Father in Heaven again. I know that He lives today and that His hand is in my life every step of the way. I know that Joseph Smith Jr. was and is a prophet of God. I know that through him the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth. I am so thankful for his unwavering strength and courage in the face of so much trial. I know that there are still prophets on this earth today who lead and guide us and are instruments in the hands of the Lord. I know that revelation still happens today, even to the individuals of the church and not just to the Prophets and Apostles. I know that the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith and that it is true and complete in every way. You can draw closer to Christ by abiding by its precepts. I know that it is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ." I also "believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly."

How I live my faith

Right now, I am a full time missionary in Florida, Fort Lauderdale! I go out everyday to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of South Florida, and I love it with all of my heart! It's hard, but it's the best decision I've made in my life this far. Seeing the changes in people's lives when they accept Jesus Christ is the best experience ever. Before my mission, attending church each week was a great blessing in my life. I really did notice a difference in the weeks that I attended church and the weeks that I miss. I strive to keep the Spirit as my constant companion through daily scripture study, daily prayers, searching out service opportunities, and exposing myself to good music, movies, books, etc. My faith is so important to me, and it's very vital to work as hard as I can with the Spirit as my companion to keep the faith I already have and raise it up to even greater 'heights.'

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Deborah Moody
Church services are held each Sunday and consist of 3 separate meetings in which one can draw closer to the Savior. Anyone may go to a Church service. This is where we partake of the Sacrament, the bread and water, which is a symbol of Christ's sacrifice. Attending the temple is a privilege that is given to those members of the Church who are found worthy to enter the Lord's house. You can go any time or day you want except for Sundays, and in the temple you perform ordinances mostly for those who have passed on so that they might have the choice of becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Deborah Moody
Men and women are equal in the sight of God. Each is given separate duties in the Church, but when put together, the duties complete God's plan. I like to compare men and women in the Church to a locked chest. It has two locks and two separate and different keys. In order to open the chest, both keys must be used. So it is with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In order for a person to be a full recipient of God's blessings, the man and the woman need to work together to unlock the blessings. Mormon women are kind, loving, full of charity, and work hard to further the work of the Lord. Show more Show less