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Hi I'm Mallory

Judge not lest ye be Judged. And I try to live that. My name's Mallory and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well Hi :D My name is Mallory. I was ant-Mormon once... this is some of my story. I have traveled Europe singing in Cathedrals and am currently being Trained for Opera and am a Music Major, I study Linguistics, I'm a Theater minor (was major before happened) and a Biology Major with the intent of going to school for Physical Therapy. Before I became a Mormon I studied for about 4 years. I had a Mormon boyfriend who I relized I needed to share the truth with. So I began studying so that I could use facts about Mormonism to get him to realize his faulty beliefs. One day, at the stake dance, a women shared a verse, D&C 6:36, "look unto me in every thought, doubt not, fear not." And it hit me, this church may have SOME truth to it. So I started really studying. Long story short, 4 years later, well over 16 missionaries later, I finally made my choice to follow the Lord. And it was hard. But one of the best days of my life. Even though so many people didn't support my decision, they supported me, and we filled the place so that chairs were leaking into the hallway, and still some people weren't able to come, and the Bishop told my mother, he had never seen a Baptism with so many people in his life. It made me realize a lot about God&about my Family. They are really supporting me. Ido not in any way forsake the religion I grew up in, United Methodism, and I consider myself today an LDS-UM, a United Methodist who believes and practices the LDS Faith. This is my Story.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that this is God's way to better my life. I have prayed and studied for years, and feel that the Lord has continually answered my prayers that this is the true church and where I belong. I have also though, come to a truth for myself. When people argue scripture or doctrine with me, I answer to the best that I can. But we all have our own paths, and all I can do is witness the truth that I know, the rest is up to God and the Holy Spirit to change their heart. In the end, if it turns out I'm wrong and that this is not the true gospel of God (though I believe in both Knowledge and Faith that it is) how could God in any way dislike my choice to follow him on this path? It has made me a stronger person, as well as a Christian, and I love more people for it. And that is all he asks. Hope, Faith and Love, Belief, etc. The greatest of these is Love, and that, my friends, is what I am striving to do. This is the best way I have found to live my life. This, is why I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently, I'm in college, so I can't go out and do everything that is possible due to lack of time and energy. But I participate in what I can. I attend the LDS church almost every week. The weeks that I don't, I am either traveling and unable to attend (recently, I was on a school trip to Alaska and was on a ferry... they don't have church on the ferry), or I am back home with my family, who is not LDS and who feel uncomfortable with it. So I attend church with them with the Church Family that I grew up with. Some people disagree with this, because I wouldn't be taking the sacrament that had been blessed under the proper authority. But Matthew 7:1, Judge not, lest ye be judged. I strongly believe, that God would rather I miss one or two Sundays to spend the time with my family as Christians worshiping together, than have them feel abandoned because I don't believe there sacrament is enough. Anyways, tangent. I attend LDS church almost every week, currently with the 2nd Ward and not the singles branch, but I sorta created a church family there already, and don't want to leave. When I can (I sometimes have work/school conflicts) I try to attend Institute. I take new member lessons once a week, and have the missionaries over to study with a friend of mine in the missionary lessons once a week. I study the bible on my own time, attend weekly bible studies from many denominations, and church types, including Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Catholics, etc. I read my bible every day and attempt to share the gospel with friends and people I meet on a daily basis. I live my Faith differently than most people. But then again, I'm not most people. Each person has their own story, and this is a snippet of mine. This is How I live my Faith. One Step at a Time.

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I always had a hard time accepting that women don't hold the Priesthood until very recently. I realized that everyone has there own gifts and responsibilities. If women held the priesthood... what responsibilities would men have any longer? Example) Women would do everything. Men used to be the providers... they can't even be that anymore because us women can too. If women held the Priesthood, men would feel that they had nothing to contribute. Show more Show less