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Hi I'm Delcia

I was born in Idaho, and was adopted by a family in Sandy, Utah, where I grew up. I am a musician, woodworker, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am nineteen years old. I was adopted when I was young because of neglectful reasons, and grew up in a family with a mom, and an older brother and younger sister. When I was nine, I failed an eye test at school, and was sent to an eye doctor who sent me directly to the Emergency Room at the hospital, where doctors found a large brain tumor in the right side of my brain. It was removed during an 8-hour surgery, and just three days later I was well enough to be sent home. Recovery was difficult, but needless to say, there are still a few problems that my tumor left behind; I still have balance, eyesight, and hearing issues, and basically everything on the left of my body does not work nearly as well as that on my right side, but I have learned to live with it. I have always loved school, and I have excelled at it. In fact, when I was young and school would get out for the day, I would struggle finding things to do because I'd gotten all my homework done at school, which was good for me and my mom, who never had to tell me to do my homework. I also am a musician. I have played the piano since I was young, and I was in orchestra classes one year in middle school and two in high school, playing the viola. A member of my stake in Utah taught me how to play the organ, and I love it. I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but even so, I decided on my own to live according to this religion. I have prayed to find for myself that this is the true Church.

Why I am a Mormon

I was first brought into the church when I was young. I and my siblings were placed in many foster homes, and the one I was eventually adopted into was a Mormon household. I have grown up in this church, and because my life was so difficult at such a young age, it gave me reason to really listen to the teachings of it. From the very first words I heard in this church, I believed it because it gave me something new to hope for. As I have grown older, not only do I believe those words, but I have had spiritual manifestations of their truthfulness, and hereby know them to be true. Now I am older and I am responsible for myself, and it is no one else's job to take me to church on Sundays, but I still remember all the times I have ever felt the warmth of the Spirit, and I think of how good it felt, and how peaceful it was, and I am committed to keep going and keep growing in this church because I know it is God's true and everlasting gospel, and that is all I need. I know it's true. One of the aspects of this gospel that I have found to be the most meaningful in my life, is the ability that we have been given to repent of our mistakes, be forgiven, and start over fresh because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I have used this gift countless times in my life so far and I have no doubt that I will continue to do just that. I love this church and I am committed to it forever and always, no matter what.

How I live my faith

One of the biggest ways I have participated in my ward/branch is being there on time, prepared, and ready to listen to the Spirit as the Spirit teaches through the words of the leaders. I attend all three hours each Sunday, and I attend the events throughout the week. I also am big in participating in the music throughout the meetings. Sometimes I will play the piano for the songs we sing before class starts, sometimes I play the organ during the combined songs. I have occasionally provided a special musical selection to add to the spirit of our meetings, accompanying a singer, or playing a duet. I also enjoy being in the ward choir and raising my voice in song along with other members of the ward. Also I am serving as a missionary for our church in Washington. I participate in the community by finding people, and reaching out, loving them, and offering to teach them about the Gospel. I always strive to set an example by acting, doing, and saying things that God and Jesus would have me say.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Delcia
"We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." Article of Faith #8, as written by Joseph Smith the Prophet. Not only do Mormons believe in the Book of Mormon, but we believe in the Bible as well. We use the King James version because we believe it is the most accurate translation of the Bible. We believe in Jesus Christ, and the Bible is a testament of Him, which is why we believe in the Bible. The Book of Mormon is "another testament of Christ." Without both books together, each verse can be interpreted as meaning many different things. Opposites even. When we put both books into the equation, we can find multiple verses and put them together to close the misunderstanding that comes when one verse is interpreted wrong. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf explained this concept in a conference talk in which he related each book (Bible, Book of Mormon), as a dot, or a point in space. Mathematically, there are an eternal number of directions one can draw a straight line through one dot (many interpretations for one book of scripture), but if there are two dots, there is only one possible way to draw a straight line through both (one interpretation for both books). Having both books together is essential because it provides one clear Gospel, and we know that what we read is coming from God, and not from a worldly person. Show more Show less