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Hi I'm Aurora S.

Grew up in a small village with a family of seven; I'm the oldest. Married to a wonderful man. I'm proud to be Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of five children. I grew up in a small village but now live in a city. Married a wonderful man July 21, 2013. Played many different sports all through high school (basketball, volleyball, badminton, and some track). I love to write and read books (mostly fantasy novels with dragons or creatures of the imagination). I play very little piano. Went to University for one year... might go back again some time in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this religion and have been raised as a Mormon all my life. I chose to stay in this religion because of things that we are taught and my experiences throughout life. Without the knowledge of a life after death and of eternal families, I would not be able to enjoy and continue life with a smile on my face. I love this gospel and know that what we are taught is true. I know it with all my heart. I know that there is a God, our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost and I know that they all love me very dearly. They watch over me and I can feel their presences and know that they are guiding me down the right path. It's just up to me to follow and do my best to not get distracted and miss a bend in the road.

How I live my faith

I have a calling in my ward as a helper in Activity days. It's super fun to help teach young girls about the gospel. I am a Visiting Teacher and love visiting and teaching the gospel with the sister's in my ward.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Aurora S.
We do baptisms for the dead, not baptizing the dead. What this means that, with permission of family members, we find names and small bits of information of people who have died with out being baptized by proper authority and baptize other church members on behalf of the deceased person. These baptisms happen by worthy Church members in temples all around the world. The mortal remains of the deceased person are not disturbed in any way. The Church keeps records of each deceased person baptized so that duplicates do not happen. Also, when we do baptisms for the dead, we are not adding them to the membership records of the Church. We believe that baptism is essential for salvation in the kingdom of God. We learned that baptisms for the dead had happened during the Apostle Paul's time and has been restored with establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less