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Hi I'm Angela

I grew up in the church, and I have come to learn the true meaning of "conversion". I am a Mormon.

About Me

Having grown up in the church my whole life I was in kind of a bubble. I felt like all of the things that I was taught in the church about dating, drinking, smoking, etc. were true, but I never thought that I would ever have a problem with any of them. This held pretty true until I got to high school, then all sorts of tribulation started to come my way. Long story short, I got pretty far away from all of the standards I thought I knew to be true. Going through those depths of iniquity really pushed me to find a testimony for myself of whether or not the church was true. Now that I am on the other side of that rut I happened to be in, I can proudly say that I know this church is true. I am not only a baptized member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but I am a fully converted member as well. This gospel has brought me so much joy in my life, and I have can only hope that when I serve my mission in about a year, that I can help to bring this message into the lives of those who are searching for it.

Why I am a Mormon

Like I said in my "About Me" section, I was born into the church. I was baptized at age 8, and was quite excited about it. Everything was fine and dandy until I hit the high school years, then slowly--but surely--I fell away from the church. I stopped living most of the standards and didn't know if I wanted to even be a member anymore. My parents weren't the best example of how to the standards, so I didn't really have any footsteps to follow in either. I had still been going to church youth activities and was good friends with a lot of the other kids in my ward, and one week, one of my leaders offered me a ride to church the next week. I didn't want to be rude, so I said yes. Let me clear something up here, I never at any point had anything against the church. I just simply thought that it wasn't for me. That being said, I am so glad that I went back to church that week. A good portion of my lessons were about repentance and how our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us, regardless of the sins we had committed in the past. This was a HUGE revelation to me! That night I started praying again, and from that week forward I came to church every Sunday. That was a little over a year ago now, and now I'm even planning on serving a mission. I know that we have a Heavenly Father who knows us and loves us. In fact, I know that He loves us so much that he sent his ONLY begotten son here to Earth to take on our sins, so that we could be blessed with the gift of repentance and be cleansed of all of our wrongdoings and return home to live with Him again. I know that when Joseph Smith knelt in the grove to ask Him which church was true, that our Father and the Son came down to him to tell him that he needed to restore a church to the way Christ had set His up when He was on the Earth. But all of these things aside, I know most of all that this church is the true church of Jesus Christ. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I am the Ward Music Director; and, as a 17 year old, this is a pretty big job to fill. I lead the music of the large congregation and it's my job to to choose the songs that we will sing. I am in love with music, so I didn't think it would be that difficult, but it really is a lot of responsibility to take on. Although it is a lot of responsibility, with the help of my Heavenly Father through prayer and scripture study, I have been able to be more clear-minded when it comes time to choose the songs for each week. In my daily life, I try to live the gospel as much as I can. Now, I'm by no means perfect, in fact, I'm far from it; but, I try my hardest to be an example to my parents and my friends as best as I can. This doesn't mean I go around preaching to everyone I meet, but I do try to help out the people around me when I can find a way to do so, and I try to keep the peace in my home by not being your regular, everyday, disrespectful teenager. Most of all, I strive to live the standards and teachings of my Heavenly Father as best that I can to keep myself close to Him and His spirit.