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Hi I'm Sister Tolman

I am 19 years old. I will be serving in Guatemala as a Missionary for a year and a half. I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

I am 19 years old. I attended Brigham Young University in Rexburg, ID for a few years and will return there after my mission. I love life and try to enjoy every minute of it! I love to draw, run, read, play with my siblings, work on my car, trying new things, cook, and just about everything :) I love animals and people, especially my family! They're the best! They drive me crazy, but they keep me going and I do not know what I would do without them!

Why I am a Mormon

I am not perfect. I have sinned many times, but it is the gospel that keeps me going and striving to be better. It comforts me to know that I have a Heavenly Father who knows me and loves me and who stands beside me each day to help me and guide me and be there to support me. I love the blessing and comfort it is to have the power to pray to my Father in Heaven about everything and to know that He understands and that He has sent His son Jesus Christ to the Earth to atone for my sins so I can be clean in the sight of God. I love this gospel. I would be totally lost as to who I am, why I am here, and where I am going if I did not have it. Being a Mormon truly has blessed my life!

How I live my faith

I love the Gospel, everything about it. I love the message of hope and love it brings to my life. I try every day to follow the example of Christ by serving and loving others and by striving to think about how I can turn my will to God and let Him guide me in my life. It is not always easy to be a Mormon. Sometimes it is downright hard not to wear short shorts and tank tops and trying to find modest prom dresses is no picnic in the park! But I know that if I choose to live righteously and follow the commandments of God, He will bless me in my life. I've seen such great evidence of those blessings in my life in school, at home, everything! It's amazing how living the gospel affects and blesses my life so much!

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Sister Tolman
When I go on my mission to Guatemala, I will be teaching about Jesus Christ and His Atonement and sacrifice for our sins so we could return to God's presence. I will be teaching about God's love for His children and what great things He has done to show His love. Each lesson, though it covers certain topics, is very personal to each person that the missionaries teach. Missionaries pray before each lesson so they will have the Spirit of God to know exactly what the people they teach need to hear and how to present it in a way that they will be able to connect and understand those things they are teaching. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Sister Tolman
I've had a lot of people look at me funny when I say that I am going to go do baptisms for the dead. No I am not literally gonna take someone out of their grave and baptize them! Haha that would be gross!!! What I mean when I say I am going to do baptisms for the dead is that I am going to stand as a proxy to be baptized for someone who has passed on without being baptized. In the scriptures, it talks about how baptism opens the gate so we can enter into Heaven and Jesus Christ set the example and was baptized. When we go to do baptisms for the dead, we take with us names of some of the people who have passed on so we can be baptized for them so they can enter through the gate of Heaven as well and be clean in the presence of God. Now this does not mean that those who have passed on have to accept that baptism. We believe that their spirits still have a choice to accept it or not in a realm called the Spirit World where we go when we die to await the final judgement. We want all of God's children to have a chance to enter into God's kingdom and so we perform this ordinance so that all may have a chance to enter into God's presence. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Sister Tolman
I believe that there is a prophet upon the Earth, just like Moses and Abraham and all the other prophets. I do not believe that God would leave His children without someone to guide them and bring them comfort. Even in the Dark Ages during the Apostasy, God inspired people like Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims, even Martin Luther and others. God said in the Bible that he would not leave us comfortless. However, the prophet upon the Earth has all of the keys and powers that prophets like Moses and Abraham had. He brings us the word of God and words of comfort. He truly loves all of God's children. He gives us direction to prepare us for the dark times ahead and inspires us to strive to be better people and recognize our divine nature as Children of God. Show more Show less