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Hi I'm Mandy

I love kids, basketball, chocolate and especially my family. I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

My name is Mandy. I am a Mormon! I have an amazing family. I'm the youngest of 5 and my family keeps on growing as my siblings get married and have kids of their own. I can't wait to do that myself, but right now I am happy serving the Lord in Salem, Oregon. I am serving a mission for the church until September 2014. It has been the most amazing experience of my life. After my mission I will continue going to school at BYU-Idaho. I hope to graduate with a degree in Health Science and have a career in Pediatrics. I love helping people and I absolutely love kids! I am excited to see what God has in store for the rest of my life :)

Why I am a Mormon

Sometimes I wish I had a super crazy and powerful conversion story, but I don't. I was born into this church. I am blessed to have parents who were also born into the church and have lived its standards. They raised me to follow those standards and be a righteous member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormon church). They never forced me to follow the teachings of the gospel. I have had the opportunity to learn for myself of the truth of it. Following the gospel and living the standards of the church really makes life so much better. I know that if I continue to do so, I will be blessed and I will be able to live with my Heavenly Father again. I am a Mormon because I have learned that it is the true church and I wouldn't want to be anything else.

How I live my faith

I like to think that I live my faith through my everyday actions. I am not perfect, but I try my best to always keep my eye out for people who need my service. Nothing makes me happier than serving others. I hope that I am able to make a positive difference in at least one person's day. Right now I am living my faith more than ever. As a missionary you kind of have to :) It has been the most amazing experience of my life to increase my own faith as I help others come to know and have faith in our Savior Jesus Christ.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Mandy
Members of the same geographical area are a part of a ward. They meet and worship together every Sunday. A group of wards within the same area are called a stake. A stake will meet and worship together about every 6 months. A branch is like a ward, but on a smaller scale. It is sort of like our public high schools. Each school is like a ward or branch, people within the same geographical area are a part of it. A stake is like a school district. Groups of schools in the same area make up a district, just like groups of wards or branches in the same area make up a stake. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Mandy
The Book of Mormon contains the writings of ancient prophets. It goes along with the Bible as another witness of Jesus Christ. The ancient prophets wrote their words on golden plates, which were later found and translated by Joseph Smith. Show more Show less