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Hi I'm Marlayna

I'm a young woman living in Arizona. I love Music. I love reading and Writing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am just a normal mormon girl. I love reading, writing, and any kind of craft. I love watching movies and hanging out with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and raised me and my siblings to follow the Gospel of Christ. I continue to follow it because it makes me happy. I know that following God's commandments and Jesus Christ's example is what will bring me back to heaven, which is the greatest happiness of all.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to follow what I know to be true. I am serving as a full-time missionary, and I know that through my efforts I may be able to help others to come unto Christ.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Marlayna
The Holy Ghost, also known as the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, and the Comforter, is the third member of the Godhead after Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He does not have a body of flesh and bone, but is a personage of spirit. It was meant to be this way so that he could touch our own spirits. His purpose is best summed up in one of my favorite songs entitled 'Let the Holy Spirit Guide'. 'Let the Holy Spirit guide; let him teach us what is true. He will testify of Christ, light our minds with heavens view. Let the Holy Spirit guard; let his whisper govern choice. He will lead us safely home if we listen to his voice. Let the Spirit heal our hearts thru his quiet gentle power. May we purify our lives to receive him hour by hour.' I think that the very last line is important, because it tells us that the Holy Ghost can't be with us if we are not making an effort to invite him in. The best way to hear his still small voice is in a quiet place, free from distractions and the chaos of the world. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Marlayna
Tithing is our way of giving back to the Lord for all that He has given us. We would not be here if not for Him, so the very least we can do is to give 10% back to Him and His Church. Tithing is mostly used for the construction of church buildings, such as meeting houses and temples. It is also used to pay for materials used in church classes and organizations. The most important thing to remember is that the tithing is given voluntarily, and the decision of what to use it for is made by enlightened, spiritual men who only want the best for God's children. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Marlayna
A missionary's purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them to receive the Restored Gospel through Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, Repentence, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. I am currently serving as a missionary, and I know that the reason I proselyte is because I want others to know about this marvelous Gospel that has brought me so much happiness in my life. In all that I do I strive to invite others to learn more about their Savior and about His teachings. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Marlayna
A testimony is a spiritual witness of truth. When a person bears their testimony, they tell others what they believe and know to be true. It can be short, long, or somewhere in between, but I always find that a sure testimony invites the Holy Ghost to also bear witness of those truths to someone else. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Marlayna
The Bible and the Book of Mormon both testify of Jesus Christ and his role as our Savior and Redeemer. They both tell of God's dealings with his children throughout time. Just as Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses were prophets and wrote what God instructed them to write, the Book of Mormon is a compilation of the writings of other ancient prophets. About 600 B.C., there was a prophet named Lehi who lived in Jerusalem. God revealed to him that Jerusalem would be destroyed and instructed him to take his family and leave. They were led through the wilderness and across the ocean to what is now the American continent. Prophets continued in the land, and wrote of their experiences and prophecies. Centuries passed, and a prophet named Moroni was instructed to bury the records, which stayed there until the Lord called another prophet, Joseph Smith. That same Moroni, now a heavenly messenger of the Lord, came to Joseph Smith and guided him to the records, which were engraved on gold plates. Through the power of God, Joseph Smith was able to translate those plates into English, and it is now called the Book of Mormon. They are named after Mormon, who was Moroni's father, who gathered and abridged the gold plates. We believe that the Book or Mormon contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that all can come to know that it is true by reading it, pondering the message it contains, and asking God the Eternal Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, if it is true. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Marlayna
God is our Heavenly Father. We are His children, and he loves and knows us each individually. He has a body of flesh and bone like we do, but it is immortal and perfect. Because He loves us, He wants us to be able to return to live with Him again, so He has given us commandments so we stay on the correct path. He rejoices when we do what is right, and He mourns when we sin and make mistakes. But He provided a way for us to overcome our sins and shortcomings by sending His Son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Marlayna
The definition of a Christian is any person who will take upon them the name of Christ, and by so doing pledge to follow His teachings and example. The name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There seems to be a major separation between Christians and Mormons, but really the basic belief in Jesus Christ and His Atonement is the same. Show more Show less