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Hi I'm Morgan

I'm a social work major. I am going on a mission to Helsinki Finland to serve my father in heaven. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have recently gotten my associates degree in general studies and have plans to continue my education and get a masters degree in social work. I love people and being able to serve them. I love seeing how one person can make the difference in someone's life. I love anything outdoors. I especially love spending time with my family outdoors. I love camping, four wheeling, boating, wake boarding, and snowboarding with family and friends. I enjoy running. I have completed two half marathons and have a third planned in Disneyland during January. Running is something that has brought me closer to my dad who passed away when I was young by helping clear my mind and think about what is truly important, what he would want to see me do. I have a passion for good music. I play the violin and love it. I really want to start learning to play the piano. Music is a powerful language. It contains beautiful messages. I love the feelings that it brings to my heart and the power it has to make a bad day a good day.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true without a fraction of doubt. It has given me an added sense of peace and comfort through the trails of life as I have searched for answers myself. I was baptized when I was eight but soon after that my family fell away. When I turned twelve a few great youth leaders reached out to me and held my hand as I learned the truthfulness of the gospel for myself. As I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover in the 9th grade as a challenge from my seminary teacher I took Moroni's challenge and asked to know if what I had read was true I was given a witness that it is the word of god. It is a witness that I can not deny. I know that the Book of Mormon has the potential to change lives if people will act. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior. He loves me as we'll as all of gods children individually. He lived and died so that we might live eternally as families with Heavenly Father. I take great comfort in knowing that families can be forever because of our savior through temple ordinances performed with priesthood authority. I lost my dad when I was young and knowing that I can be with him again forever is really comforting.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the decisions that I make everyday that enable me to be an example of the believers to others. I live my faith by being happy and just having a positive attitude about life because I know who I am and why I am here and where I am going. All questions that the gospel can answer for everyone. I live my faith as I say my prayers morning and night. As I read my scriptures daily I search for answers to my prayers having the faith that god is listening and cares about my daily endeavors. I live my faith as I serve two other sisters in my ward as their visiting teacher. It is not about checking a box but rather about the individuals and what I can do to to help them. It is about showing them a glimpse of gods love for them and expressing a desire for their happiness. It is about fostering friendships.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

We are all children of god, our Heavenly Father, in that we find a divine purpose because we know who we are. Our Heavenly Father has sent us hear with a purpose of preparing to meet him again and becoming like him. He gave us a physical body because he has one. He sent us to earth and gave us the agency to choose for ourself so that we can become like him. I love the way one of my seminary teachers put it when he said we are baby gods in the making. God wants us to be happy that is where his glory is found. Moses 1:39 puts it beautifully "for behold this is my work and my glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. As we begin to use our agency to choose good and seek truth we are fulling our divine purpose that will help us reach our divine potential. So that one day we might live in the presence of our father in heaven again with our families. This brings us happiness, peace, comfort in this life, and eternal joy after death. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Mormons belief that Jesus Christ is the literal son of our father in heaven. He has done much and plays many roles the creator of the earth, he is our savior, he is our example, he is our advocate, and he will be our judge. He has and will be much much more. He fulfills the fathers will in everything he does it has never been my will be done for him but always thine will be done. We are invited to follow Jesus Christ throughout the scriptures. In the way that he humbly served and gave selflessly of him self even unto death. We are invited to enter the waters of baptism and be baptized by the authority of god by immersion. Just as he was. We are to forgive as he did even when he was facing death upon the cross when he said "father forgive them for they know not what they do". In the Garden of Gethsemane Christ suffered for not only our sins but for everything that we feel and go through in this life causing him to endure so much pain that he bled from every pore as part of the greatest act of love the atonement. He did it for the infinite love he feels for all of gods children individually. Because of this great act we are never alone. Christ has been where we are. He has given us the opportunity to be forgiven of sin. Saving us from spiritual death if we but repent. Christ overcame physical death for all of us when he was resurrected. Our spirits will all be reunited with our body in perfect form after we die never to be separated again. So that we can become like god. Show more Show less