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Hi I'm Rose

I'm a 19 year old kid from Idaho, I go to BYU, have a love for Disneyland, and am headed to Brazil on my mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my freshman year at BYU. I love school and always have which is part of the reason why I'd like to teach elementary school one day. I love skiing, Disneyland, and singing at the top of my lungs in the car.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I have always been a member of the LDS church, I struggled to know of the divinity of Jesus Christ. I knew that I could believe it all if I just knew that Christ was truly the son of God. As I struggled to maintain a testimony, I continued to follow the teachings of the church because they made my life happy. As I prayed and read the Book of Mormon, I was able to come to know in a very personal way that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I was reading in Alma chapter 34 and it was like the whole chapter was directed specifically to me. It was an experience where I felt the spirit testify so strongly that I knew I could never turn back. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that because of Him I can repent and become a better person. I know that because of the Atonement I can live again after I die. From that time on I worked to build my testimony in other aspects. I know that through Joseph Smith the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored and I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church on earth with the fullness of truth. I am a Mormon because I know and believe in the Church's teachings. I love this Gospel and want to live it.

How I live my faith

I am a strong believer in the idea that, "the best and most clear indicator that we are progressing spiritually and coming unto Christ is the way we treat other people" (Marvin J Ashton, The Tongue Can Be a Sharp Sword). I try to live my faith in a way that each person I come in contact with is left with a greater sense of their self worth and their divine nature as the son or daughter of God. I strive to follow the example of Christ and show genuine kindness and compassion towards those I meet. In this way I hope to leave people with a positive experience with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Rose
The doctrine of Jesus Christ teaches that we must first have faith in him and then be baptized. It is a sign of our love and obedience to Him and His teachings. When we are baptized we make an official commitment to serve God and our brothers and sisters here on earth. Baptism signifies this membership. Show more Show less