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Hi I'm Rose Farnsworth

I grew up in Arizona. I love to read and I enjoy learning new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Rose and I'm currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in South Carolina. I am a complete nerd. I love writing stories and reading them as well. I was a paralegal student at a community college for about a year and a half, but all that has been put on hold so I can focus my time and attention to serving the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

That's an interesting question. I like to think that I have something of a scientific mind. A scientific mind questions everything and only believes that which its eyes have seen. I haven't seen angels or anything like that. I have faith and I believe. I think everyone knows what it is to be broken and feel like it's too hard to go on. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ I have found hope. Everyone needs to be founded on something. With my foundation in Christ I know I cannot fail. Through Him, all things are possible. Without this gospel, I would be completely lost and feel more alone than I want to contemplate. With this gospel, I have dreams and hopes for a brighter future and strength to endure any hardship in the present and I know I can repent for those misdeeds in my past. When people ask me "Why? Why are you serving a mission? Why are you Mormon?" I'll smile, a thousand different answers running through my head. The most correct answer I could give is because I know that this is the true restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I usually just shorten the answer to express that it is what I want, what I love. I'm indifferent about enough things that when I say I love this gospel, I hope you know that I mean it with all of my broken, imperfect existence.

How I live my faith

I currently am serving a mission. In days when I wasn't teaching the gospel to others, I would go about living my faith by being happy, by serving others as I found opportunities to do so, and by going about my day looking for ways to help others be happy.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Rose Farnsworth
If you had something you wanted everyone in the world to know, how would you do it? You'd tell people. Exactly. That is why we proselyte. We have a message that we want everyone to know. Thus, we send young men and women out to spread the word. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Rose Farnsworth
Church services are, as a general rule, amazing. Yes, of course visitors are welcome and we would love to have you. The primary worship service is about an hour long, sometimes a few minutes more or less. Usually more. It's called sacrament meeting. We have speakers from the congregation give talks on subjects that may or may not have been assigned to them by the bishop of the ward. We sing hymns and partake of the sacrament. After sacrament meeting, we have two more hour blocks. Speaking as a young adult in a single adult ward, from sacrament we split into gospel doctrine or gospel principles classes for another hour where we are instructed on points of doctrine or principles. From there we go to classes separated by men and women. Relief Society for the women and Priesthood for the men. In Relief Society we have some more lessons and we gather to strengthen each other as women and daughters of God. Truly, the meeting always have something that I need to hear. Plus, it's always pleasant to be around people who will always be looking for a way to edify and uplift others. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Rose Farnsworth
We have to be baptized for a remission of sins. We also make sacred covenants, or promises, with God during our baptism. We promise to accept Christ, follow Him, and keep His commandments. In return, our Heavenly Father promises to forgive our sins when we repent and let us return to live with him, provided we keep our covenants. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Rose Farnsworth
God is the source of all truth. We can talk at you until we are blue in the face and it still wouldn't do anything. Ask God, in faith, believing that He will answer you. That's how you can know. That's how I came to know for myself that this is true. Learning to recognize the answer is half the battle, though. The Spirit will testify of truth. The Spirit speaks softly, but powerfully. You just have to listen and be willing to act on that answer you receive. Show more Show less