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Hi I'm Stephanie Weber

I am a dancer. I'm learning sign language. I'm on a mission. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a dancer. I have been on different dance teams, and helped teach a community dance class for the youth. I took a year off before going to college because I wanted to be home with my mom while my dad was off on a military deployment. I went to college to become a dance teacher. After I sustained and injury I had to take a break. So I filled my schedule with American Sign Language. I just fell in love with the language and the people. I'm now doing a double major in Dance and Deaf Education. After the announcement in the Oct 2012 General Conference about the lowered age, I prayed and received an answer that I should serve a mission. I have been called to serve in the California Roseville Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the church. As I got older I wondered if I went to church because I believed it, or if it was because it was all I had ever known. When I was in High School a close friend of mine became interested in the church. Watching her testimony grow, and helping to answer her questions, THAT's when I REALLY knew that I had a testimony. Through all the trials in my life, I knew that when I prayed someone was listening. That someone cared. Someone who knows what is the absolute best for me, and wants me to have it. It means I ALWAYS have a friend. Someone to tell absolutely everything to; and know that he doesn't judge me. He knows my strengths and weaknesses and wants to help and bless me for them. With all of this, why would I not do the few simple things he asks of me?! He took upon ALL of my pain, sorrow, and sin, so that I could live with my Heavenly Father again. Why would I not do everything in my power to give back to him in every way possible?

How I live my faith

I have served in different calling as a youth serving my peers. Then later as I got older I helped serve the sisters in my ward by preparing activities for us to find deeper connections to each other creating long lasting friendships. I love visiting with my neighbors and making sure they know that I am here for them. Even things as simple as shoulder to cry on, a hug, or just being a friend. It is very important to me that everyone knows they are loved and cared for by their Heavenly Father, and the people around them. I try everyday to pass on that love from our Heavenly Father through my actions.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Stephanie Weber
There is also a difference between serving a full time mission and doing missionary work. We have been told by the prophet David O. McKay, "Every member a missionary" meaning that it is required of all members to help spread and share the gospel. You don't have to serve a full time mission to do this. This can be as simple as sharing your testimony with a friend or giving them a Book of Mormon. Full time missionary service is required of all worthy young men 18 or older. Although some are not able for health or other personal reasons. That being said, they still have their agency and can choose if they want to serve. It is completely voluntary. Of sisters it is not required, but it is encouraged if they opportunity allows. Senior missionary couples are also encouraged. Show more Show less