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Hi I'm Alicia

I'm a missionary in the Great OCM. I love art, music, outdoors and smoothies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a daughter from a big family! I love getting together with them and playing games, watching movies, and just chatting. I love painting, especially watercolors. I worked with special needs youth and loved feeling their special spirits. I enjoy hiking and being outside just enjoying nature. I'm a huge fan of mountains. I love to just sit around and talk with people. I love people watching. I'm an avid reader.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that it is Christ's true Church on the Earth today. That may sound bold to some but it is what I know. I grew up as a member of this church but being around other members is not what converted me. What converted me was the true desire to know. I read the scriptures. I studied them in classes and on my own. I truly sought to understand why this religion was the true one when there are so many others. I studied some of them as well. I have chosen to be a member of the Church and follow the gospel of Christ because I read and studied and prayed and received an answer personally that it is true. Now and forever, it remains true. No, I don't understand or know every detail about everything. I have faith in what I know. And I have chosen to act on it. I know this church to be the true Church. I know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. I know Joseph Smith Jr. and all the prophets that followed him to be called of a loving Father in Heaven to guide us in the world today. I know that through faith in Jesus Christ, and through trusting and accepting His Atonement, we can all become clean and pure, able to stand in God's presence at the judgement day. I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for them and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit each day of my life. I pray that all of God's children will come to know and love Him.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith each and every minute of my life. Currently I'm a full-time missionary, which means I share the gospel of Jesus Christ 24/7 for 18 months. I love it immensely! It is such an incredible experience to get to know people of all walks of life and see the change that having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can bring. I live my faith by serving those around me, from making dinner and brownies, to planting flowers and cleaning house. I love sharing scriptures and just my faith in general.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Alicia
'We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.' To answer that question, YES!! We most definitely believe all of the Bible. We read it and study it along with most of the rest of the world. We use the King James Version of the Bible in our studies. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Alicia
We need a Savior to make up for the times when we fall short or make the wrong choice. Jesus Christ will be our mediator with our Heavenly Father when we our judged. If we have done our best to live righteously and repent when we sin in this life, we become cleansed through His love and Atonement. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Alicia
Our bodies are called temples of God because when we live in harmony with His commandments, we are blessed with His Spirit, to guide us and bless us. It's important to take care of our bodies by avoiding addictive substances and being healthy so we can be worthy and recognize His Spirit with us. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Alicia
Mormon women and like every other woman in the world, for the most part anyway. We are born, we grow up and make friends. We go to college if we chose. We work to support ourselves and our families. We are mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. We do believe in the equality of men and women but our view of equality may be different. If you look at it like a scale, with men on one side and women on the other, we are equal partners in doing the work of the Lord with the different responsibilities we are given. So we are together, not separate, and equal but different. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Alicia
Faith is to have hope, to believe in something until you come to know if it is right or not. To have faith and believe, you act continually on that belief until it does become knowledge. But you have to be careful. Because knowing is different that believe. If you see the sun come up each day for your whole life, you go to bed each night knowing it will come again. But if you see the moon each night and notice it changing until the night it disappears, you believe that it will appear again. To me that's what faith it. Always changing and increasing as we act on our faith and believe in our knowledge. It is trusting each morning that the sun will come up. Show more Show less