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Hi I'm Zoe

I plan on doing studies at TAFE next year. My goal is to become a Youth Worker. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a normal girl, going through my last year of school. I am set on becoming a Youth Worker in some form or another. I have the ambition to try and help people as much as I can. I have a part time job and I just live a very "normal" life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have LDS Grandparents on my fathers side and my mother is a convert herself. I grew up in the gospel being taught everything right from when I was born. I ran with it being that I couldn't NOT go to church because my parents took me. When I was 14 I was very confused about being a member of the church... people used to say "You were forced into it." or "You're just living off your parents beliefs." At one stage I started to believe them... I got a bit rebellious (as any teenager does.) One day I prayed for myself... I got angry and said "if I don't gain a testimony for myself I am not staying!" That week I actively participated in a church camp that goes for about 5 days in Queensland. Over 1000 youth were there. I learnt that week that Heavenly Father does know me, he has a purpose for me... not just me but for everyone. I learnt that having a TESTIMONY of the church doesn't just come to you unless you participate and pay attention. You can't find without seeking. I have a great love for the gospel and the Book of Mormon. I have just read it for the first time and I wish I had read it sooner. I have developed a desire to serve a full time mission for 18 months and I cannot wait. I love the joy and happiness the scriptures, seminary and daily prayer brings to my life.

How I live my faith

I am a member of a very wonderful ward. I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many amazing, welcoming youth who encourage and uplift each other. I am involved with Seminary (LDS morning gospel study every school weekday before school) by teaching the year 9 - 12 students from various schools in the area about the chosen "Scripture Masteries" to memorise and learn about the meaning of the scripture. I don't think it makes me better than anyone... I just want to help others be the best they can be. This has helped develop my speaking skills and has helped me loose my nerves which has helped a lot with my last year at school and all my speaking assignments.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Zoe
The Temple is a place we can make promises with Heavenly Father when we are ready. God doesn't want to overwhelm us with knowledge or responsibilities unless we are ready to hear it. We can also help others who have already passed on and not received the same opportunities, to do their work for them so they can either accept or reject the work we have done for them. It is also a place of spiritual learning and growth. As we choose to do what we know is right and comply with the requirements of entering the Temple, it prepares us to be ready for the beautiful opportunities of knowledge, service and peace when participating in the Temple ordinances for others and ourselves. I am happy that I can enter into that holy place, prepared and ready to receive inspiration, while helping others progress also. If you want to, you can come inside - you just need to prepare. Ask missionaries or a member you trust what you can do to make your way to the Temple. Nothing is secret, just sacred. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Zoe
Through an experience that I had at the age of 18, I received confirmation of who Heavenly Father was. I was struggling with a trial in my life that I was finding hard to overcome. Through that trial, I was able to pray and ask God a simple question... "Do you love me?" Within seconds of asking that question, the most assuring, beautiful and peaceful feeling overcame me. It wasn't a choir of angels... but I knew. My trials seemed weightless, I just knew without a doubt that He did love me. Because of this, I continued to keep His commandments and received further instructions on what decisions were best for my life as I went through my pregnancy, spiritual progression and educational endeavours. If you want to come to know Heavenly Father and what decisions He knows are best for you at this time, simply pray and simply ask! Pray with a soft and teachable heart, I testify as you ask Him in Faith, He can testify to you, also. I know He will give you the answer you need when you need it. Show more Show less