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Hi I'm Samantha

I am a college student at Tulane University. I'm a recent convert. I am a Mormon

About Me

I love to knit scarves and am working on a bigger project now, a blanket. I am a college student studying Psychology & Early Childhood Education. I work regularly with little kids, both in a kindergarten class and a nursery school class of 4 year old children.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because a few years ago I had a crisis of faith and went to a friend to help me find my faith again. I grew up Methodist and was baptized as an infant by my grandfather. Even though I went to church every week, I didn't feel like it was meaningful at all to me. After my friend started to help me sort out the crisis of faith I was experiencing, I started to attend Church with him and another friend of ours. Every week, I felt so much better after going to Institute on Wednesdays and Church on Sundays. However, it wasn't until almost 2 years later that I got baptized. When I made the decision to get baptized, it was the most obvious decision of my life. Since getting baptized, I have felt so much calmer than I did before.

How I live my faith

I regularly participate in the Young Single Adults activities, such as Break the Fast. I also regularly attend Institute every week.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Mormons are asked to donate 10% of their income for tithing. I like to think of it as paying 10% of my income for spiritual security. When a member pays their tithing, blessings are bestowed upon that member. It may come in the way of getting some money that wasn't expected until a later date. The blessings also come in other ways that aren't as noticeable, such as a lack of car issues or not being sick so often, which means there isn't a need for spending money to fix the problems at hand. Show more Show less