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Hi I'm Sister Yates

I'm a missionary, I love horses and dogs, and Florida, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love horses, music, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I am a college student, and I competed on the school's IHSA Equestrian Team (Western and English) and I loved it! I love traveling! I got to go to Hawaii, and Kentucky (Kentucky is horse lovers heaven... I went there for Semifinals with the eq. team!) and soon I get to go to Florida! I'm so excited :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I believe the teachings and standards of Jesus Christ to be worth abiding by and having in my life. I've been involved with the Church my entire life (most of my family is also Mormon) and I feel our family connection is strong and unbreakable because of the unifying love of Christ, which is the center of our doctrine as Mormons. Heavenly Father and the Savior are Gods of happiness, and they have so many blessings and opportunities that are so easy to attain if we just do what They ask of us. I am a Mormon, because it makes me happy to worship a God and belong to a church with clear instructions and standards on how to maintain a happy and fulfilling life that is promised to last forever if I am obedient and righteous. I love being a Mormon, and I love my Heavenly Father and Savior more than words can ever express!

How I live my faith

I have just received my mission call to Jacksonville Florida, which is so exciting! I've previously served as a pianist, instructor, and a visiting teacher in my home and singles wards.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Sister Yates
Just like any other church, our churches are places we go weekly to worship through participating in the Sacrament, and attending Sunday School, Priesthood, and Relief Society to learn more of Christ to help prepare us to learn and understand what we are taught in the Temple. The Temple is a more sacred version of church, and there are other sacred ordinances that we participate in such as work for the dead, sealing of couples and families, and receiving your endowment like in Old Testament times. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Sister Yates
Eternal Life is a simple concept if you understand that your spirit (the essence of God that resides within you, and makes you who you are) is eternal. Spirits never die. Our bodies do, and will remain so until we are resurrected, but even in that "midterm" (between death and resurrection) our spirit lives on and continues to do many things that we do in this life right now, namely missionary work. Eternal life with your resurrected body is promised to those who are obedient, and adhere to the laws of God in this life. It is a blessing given to those who accept Christ as their savior, are baptized, and who keep any and all covenants they make with God through baptism, or temple endowments, and marriage. God wants us all to experience Eternal Life with Him, in the highest order of the Celestial Kingdom, and like everything else He has provided much help and guidance to make it possible to return. Follow the example of Christ and be baptized, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, be faithful to your covenants and the commandments, and Endure to the End. Show more Show less