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Hi I'm Ireland Stepp

I live in Washington and I'm a sophomore in High School. I plan on going on a mission and becoming a family councilor.

About Me

I'm Ireland but most people call me Irish. I have three brothers and one sister and two happily married parents. Im a tomboy and I enjoy the outdoors more than anything. I longboard all the time and enjoy sceneries and hiking. I've danced since I was young and I play the piano. I love writing and I'm constantly sharing my faith through writing on daretobeamormon.weebly.com. Go check it out! Christ is the center of my life and I hope to one day serve a mission and later be married in the temple to someone who loves God more than me. I love the Book of Mormon! I haven't always had the testimony I have now, but after a rough journey I know that God is the happiness I need in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger I did not have a strong testimony. I struggled with my standards and being the curious girl that I am I got myself into a lot of trouble because of the path I chose to take. On my journey to find what made me happy I learned that living the life that I had been was not making me happy and so I decided to give the gospel a try because at my lowest point I was open to anything. As I tried to live the gospel I found a new happiness I'd never before had. I learned that God knows me personally, he loves me, he knows what I am going through, and he truly wants me to be successful and happy. I learned that through the sacrifices that Christ made for us I was able to be forgiven and become the person that God knew I could be. I know the gospel is true and I love it with everything that I am. I believe in the standards that the prophets set for us and I live by them. Living righteously creates a peaceful simple life. God is always in our lifes and he loves us wether we are aware of it or not.

How I live my faith

I am just a teenager but I try to share my faith through my example. I write about my faith and standards on my blog (daretobeamormon.weebly.com) and I live a righteous life and I try to be myself at all times and help others if I can.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Ireland Stepp
I know there is a God because I can feel it. People are born with this instinct to know right from wrong and over time it might fade, but my testimony of God never has. I don't know everything there is to know about the gospel and I will continue to learn and grow all my life, but despite my lack of answers God is real. He protects me and strengthens me. He loves me and is aware of me. I am his child. You are his child. God is real because through him I find happiness. Nothing in this world can bring me the happiness that the gospel of Christ brings and the words of God. God has given us prophets to share with us the message of our Father in Heaven. His words are true and righteous and through obedience to the prophet you can be happy. I know God is real because when I center my life around God and religion I am happiest. He is there. I can feel his spirit. Show more Show less