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Hi I'm Stephanie Christensen

I have found lasting peace and happiness in this life, despite the circumstances around me, Jesus Christ loves me and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I come from a family of 4 sisters and 1 brother. I am the oldest and I love my siblings with all my heart. My mom introduced me to the church when I was young. I went for a few Sundays and when I was 8 I was baptized. We stopped going to church after that, but I had the gift of the Holy Ghost and felt a pull to go back to church. When I was 11 I wanted to go back to church. We lived a few blocks away, but my family didn't want to attend, so I went alone. For the past 12 yrs I've diligently gone to church by myself. Occasionally my family will come a Sunday here and a Sunday there, but never anything consistent. I long for my family to be blessed with the same comfort and guidance I have come to have, but know it is in the Lord's time and until then I will diligently live this gospel and invite my family to come receive everlasting happiness with me.

Why I am a Mormon

When I started attending church alone at the age of 11, I was scared, but I had so many people who offered to pick me up for church, who let me sit by them, and who just showed they truly cared about me. As I grew I realized that while my friends were having a hard time resisting the temptations, from the teachings I learned at church I had already decided how I would resist those temptations. I also noticed that I felt more at peace and guided than most of my friends and family who didn't attend. I have continued 12 yrs later to be able to have the spirit protecting me when temptations arise and continuing to be happy because I know the Savior loves me and will continue to guide me.

How I live my faith

I had a calling where I would call a list of girls in our church and see who they had visited that month. We believe that we are here to help others and not just ourselves, so many people have hard trials and need help, but don't know where to turn to. Getting to have this opportunity to help the girls understand how important it is to help others, has helped me to have more of a Christ-like love for everyone and look for opportunities to serve every chance I get. I enjoy helping others and sharing with them the things that have helped me through the hard times.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Stephanie Christensen
Family is the most important people we can be around. We learn a lot how to act, how to handle situations, and how to treat others by the way we are brought up. We also believe that our family ties can prevail beyond this life, but in order to do that we must be sealed by someone having authority from God and it must be done in the temple. I know all of this to be true and I know that as you live righteously and teach your families the proper way to act, handle situations, and treat others, using the teachings of God you will be able to find lasting happiness in this life and in the life to come. Show more Show less