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Hi I'm Maile

I'm a missionary in Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My hobbies are singing, reading, and painting. I love reading stories or storytelling to children and I hum to myself a lot. I also enjoy taking care of animals. I am a university student and I am studying to become a librarian.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. My family has attended church since I can remember. When I turned eight I didn't question that I was to be baptized in the church. Along with my cousin, I was baptized in a small church a couple weeks after my eighth birthday. At eight, the world is full of choices. I chose the church. Growing up learning the gospel gave me a wide variety of knowledge and opportunities. Being close with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Knowing that I will be with my family for an eternity when we are sealed in the temple. Becoming friends and family to other people in our Sunday and other church activities. When investigators would come and learn I would always be envious of their awe as they discovered the gospel. Such reverence to the gospel that I grew up learning. I know I am fortunate to grow up in the church because I would not have had the knowledge and opportunities that made me, me. Still, I was envious of their expression and strived to look through their eyes. I discovered more than I ever dreamed of and I stand immovable in my faith that the church is true, Jesus is the Christ, the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, that we have true living prophets, and we will someday go back to live with Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I volunteer at the Bishop's Storehouse whenever I am able to. I am usually assigned to visit teach and I love meeting and teaching members that are either active or inactive. Every now and then I am asked to teach a primary class. I was once in the activities committee and planned activities for young single adults. I have also been called to be a chorister and lead music.

What is being a Mormon like?

Maile
Fulfilling. There will always be conflicts in everyday life, but having the support of the church and its teachings makes it better each and every time. The church fills my life with love, laughter, and all the happiness that can fit in my body. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Maile
Nope. We worship Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was an instrument for the restoration of the true church and is respected and honored because of that. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Maile
In our first Article of Faith it says, "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost." We should have faith in Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. With faith in them we are more confident in our choices, in our self-worth, and our future. Show more Show less

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

Maile
Some mormons are not allowed into the temple because they don´t have a temple recommend. In order to get a temple recommend they would have to have an interview with the bishop. If they do not have a temple recommend they either don´t find themselves worthy yet and need to work on their worthiness, or they are not prepared yet to go into the temple. The temple is a sacred place and is kept sacred through our reverence and diligence in keeping the sacred ordinances and covenants that we made when we were baptized. What goes on in the temples are sacred ordinances like marriage sealing, family sealing, and baptism for the dead that had no opportunity to be baptized before they died. The sealing is so that marriage and families could be together forever even after death. Before we do the sealing we have to have an endowment temple recommend. We do this through having an interview with the bishop and the stake president. In the temple, we also learn eternal truths. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Maile
There are many reasons people believe in the Bible. For me, I believe in the Bible because I know that it is true through studying, pondering, and praying to Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ. Why do Mormons believe in the Bible? Because we cannot believe in the Book of Mormon without the Bible. Both of them are testaments of Jesus Christ and we cannot have a complete picture with just only one witness. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Maile
The reason we do not use these products as sustenance is because it is commanded by God through the Prophet Joseph Smith to not have them in the year 1833. Along with coffee, tea, and alcohol He also commanded to not have tobacco or Illegal drugs. Along with these commandments we were also promised physical and spiritual blessings if we were to follow these commandments. Our bodies are gifts from God and we feel that treating our bodies in a way that doesn't make it decay more is a very commendable way to show your appreciation for this gift. Show more Show less