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Hi I'm Debra Anne Ellis

I grew up in the south. I am a dental hygienist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My hobbies are baking new healthy recipes, crafting, anything that gets my adrenalin pumping, yoga, & I've recently taken on a love for climbing. I enjoy trying new things & breathing air from somewhere I’ve never been. I am a registered dental hygienist who loves motivating & educating others about the importance of oral health. I am passionate about helping others & raising awareness of the homelessness & the underprivileged in our area.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been somewhat of a religious individual. Though I had attended a few churches between 12 years old & 22 & was happy with my denomination, I decided to dive into learning from the Mormon missionaries. After several months of pondering, praying, & receiving personal revelation, I was baptized on May 25, 2013. I have since felt clean & pure. Since then my faith, knowledge, & testimony has grown immensely as I have felt my Heavenly Father’s love for me. I have been sealed for time & all eternity to my sweetheart. I know that families can be together forever through the gospel, the atonement from Jesus Christ is real, the Holy Ghost guides & warns me, & Heavenly Father loves me dearly. I've come to realize the sacrifices I make for my beliefs are hardly even that, most of those sacrifices are the same as the way I lived before only now each sacrifice has meaning & purpose.

How I live my faith

In the last year, which was my first year in the church, I have been called as a ward historian assistant, & my most recent calling is being a ward missionary. As a ward missionary I spend a lot of time with the missionaries in my area, those who are interested in the church, & getting to know the members better as well. I love being a ward missionary because I love being involved with those who are interested in the church just like I was. I have been involved with the youth on several different occasions especially the young women of the church.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Debra Anne Ellis
The Law of Chastity is remaining physically & mental pure before marriage, & being faithful in marriage. To me, it's one of the most beautiful commandments. This is what I love most that the church says about it "Keeping the law of chastity brings safety, happiness, peace, and self-respect. It also deepens married love and protects families. Breaking this law is serious. But those who have broken it can gain forgiveness and peace through repentance and obedience." Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Debra Anne Ellis
Not at all. We believe in helping everyone. In fact, the church has kept records since 1985 & has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid. I can't forget to mention the Mormon missionaries that serve all over the world years at a time. There is more than 53,000 currently & all of there services are free & is to help those who are not Mormon. This is one thing that the church says about this topic "Joseph Smith himself taught that we are "to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all." Show more Show less