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Hi I'm Felicity Edwards

I'm a girl who loves to read. A missionary in the Philippines brought me to the church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a person who loves to lose herself in a good book. I'm a quick reader, which is a blessing and a curse. I can buy a book and have it finished the next day, finding myself with nothing to read. The only book that I don't read quickly are the scriptures. I study those, pour over the words and pray to Heavenly Father for answers to an questions. I hope to travel around the world, but if I could only go one place it would be Turkey. I learned Turkish in middle school and I would love to spend time in the country.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Lutheran. I was baptized when I was six months old, and up until I was thirteen I always felt okay in the church. Then I started to feel out of place. I didn't agree with a lot of what they were teaching, but not because it was bad or wrong. It just didn't feel right for me. I didn't expect to become a Mormon, though. In the summer of 2015, I attended a summer camp and met this awesome guy. He didn't curse, he was polite, he was kind, and he kind of had this light. I told him that I'd be glad to see him next year at camp, but he said he won't be there next year. He said he was going on a mission for his church. Over text the next week, I asked him what religion he was. He said: "I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We are also known as Mormons." Reading that message, I felt something in my heart. That very next Sunday, the first Sunday of August, I went to church and met the missionaries. Those Sisters truly changed my life. I'm a Mormon because of the love I felt from that boy at camp, from the members and missionaries at church, and from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Without that love, I wouldn't have joined this church. I know that the warm feelings in my heart that I get when I read, pray, or just talk to people about my faith is love that I am feeling from Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

As a student at a school originally made for dropouts and teen parents, I don't come across many who share my faith. So to live it sometimes gets difficult. Before I was truly converted, I cursed and broke the law of chastity, and I didn't live the Word of Wisdom. So when I came back to school after one weekend and didn't swear, didn't talk about inappropriate things, and didn't have a bottle of tea with me, people were confused. I told them that I found God, and that the things that I had been doing were displeasing. So I stopped. Now, I bring my Book of Mormon and Bible to school with me everyday and read them when I finish my work. When people ask why I'm a "bible freak", I share my testimony with them. I let them know that there's a Heavenly Father that loves them and wants them to live as healthily as they can.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Felicity Edwards
In short, a testimony is your personal "reason" of why you believe. It's when the Holy Ghost tells you something true and good, because you asked for it. For Mormon's, our testimonies almost always start with us knowing that Heavenly Father lives and loves us with all of his heart. Show more Show less