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Hi I'm Holly

I was raised in Valencia, California. I go to BYU and I am going to Spain Madrid on a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a college student at BYU but I am taking a year and a half off to serve a mission for the church in the Spain Madrid mission. I leave for my mission July 24th, Spanish speaking. Some of my hobbies are running, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and playing basketball. I am studying math at BYU. I don't know exactly what I want to do with it yet but I am thinking about going into Actuarial Science.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this church. My parents have always been faithful, active members in the church and have implemented the church's standards in my life and the lives of my siblings. I had always sort of relied on my parents knowledge of the church and believed it was true merely because they did until about my junior year of high school. I began to wonder if this church really was true or if I was just living it because that's what my parents wanted me to do. I began to doubt what I had learned my whole life and earnestly prayed seeking to find confirmation that this was the right church. I prayed and read the Book of Mormon for months trying to find this confirmation. After a few months passed, I received an answer to my prayers. I got the impression that I should receive, what is called, a patriarchal blessing, which is a blessing that a designated priesthood holder gives to you. It is personal revelation straight from Heavenly Father. Upon receiving my patriarchal blessing, I knew that this church was the only true and living church on the Earth. I was ecstatic. I continue to receive little confirmations that I am on the right path and that this is the true church. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true and living church and that Joseph Smith received revelation to restore on this earth in these latter days.

How I live my faith

I am preparing to serve an 18 month mission for the church in Spain. On my mission, I will teach others of this gospel and work to bring others the truthfulness of it. I serve in the church by going out with the missionaries in the mission that I live in to help teach others about the church.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Holly
Because not everyone has had the chance to be baptized on this earth by proper authority, we do baptisms for them. A living person can be baptized for someone already deceased because the deceased did not have the opportunity to do so while they were alive. Because we want everyone to have the opportunity to feel the joy and truth of the gospel, we extend the chance to be baptized to those who have passed on. We perform baptisms for the dead in temples around the world. Show more Show less