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Hi I'm Olivia

I am my husband's only wife. I know exactly who I am. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I married for eternity when I was 19 years old. I have one child for whom I am a stay-at-home-mom. I love school with a passion and am currently attending college. Sports, scrapbooking, photography, art, and science all interest me intensely. I am confident in myself and know exactly who I am. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, with my entire heart. I keep His commandments.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in to this church, but I did decide to test it at one point. My test was, surprisingly, shorter-lived than I had planned for it to be. I simply paid attention to my feelings. I discovered that when I do not live according Christ's teachings, my happiness is not constant - it would thrive only briefly before dying. I was frequently left with a void that wanted to be filled with joy. As soon as I compared that understanding to what I had been used to feeling when I participated in this church, I stopped my test and came back - I came home and learned exactly who I am: I am the daughter of a King. I am made of Heavenly materials, and so, I have been hardwired to prefer Heavenly things (and happiness). My spirit knows this and can always guide me toward such things, which is why I was able to use my feelings as a moral compass for my happiness. I will always love my Savior, Jesus Christ, the one and only Redeemer of the World, to be ever glorified and praised, and because I will always love Him, I will always do my very, very best to obey every one of his commandments. I believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true Gospel of Jesus Christ and the only gospel that had the power to help me realize my identity so long ago. I owe this church everything. This is why I am a Mormon. :) And proudly so. :) Plus, I REALLY LOVE knowing my family will still be together after we die. I hate the notion of losing any of them.

How I live my faith

I teach the six-, seven-, and eight-year-old children of our congregation every Sunday and love doing so. I help to organize and deliver care packages, signed cards, and much-needed gifts and services for everyone as they are needed. I read The Holy Bible and The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ with my little family every day. We pray always - over every meal and snack, before getting into and out of bed or leaving the house, and in between as needed - to thank God for everything, because we love Him that much. I set aside one night out of every week to have a brief spiritual lesson, games, and snacks with my family, so we can grow toward each other and our Heavenly Father. I counsel with my husband often regarding our family and help him with his jobs as he needs me, because we lead our family together - as a two-person team.