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Hi I'm Samantha Ellis

And I am a mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission for our church in Berlin, Germany. We as missionaries teach others about Christ and how we can come closer to him. Before my mission I studied at Brigham Young University-Idaho where I was studying exercise physiology, minoring in sports management with double majoring in physical therapy assisting. I have 3 siblings and a sister in-law. Together with our parents we love to camp, hike, go boating, and enjoy any moment we get all together. Following my mission, I will return home to Utah to finish school and begin a family of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I strongly believe that there is so much more to life than just our day to day tasks. The gospel of Jesus Christ allows me to have hope in a brighter tomorrow. The mormon church is based on families. Gods plan for each of us is centered on families, everything we do is to enable happy families. He has made it possible for us to live with them forever. Here on earth, they help us learn and grow and give us constant support as we fight the battles of every day life. I promise that our Father in Heaven and His Son, or savior, love us. They give us everything we need to be successful. It may be hard for us to see but He has a far greater eternal plan for us than we ever see for ourselves. The gospel is everything. It is hope, love, patience, families, joy, and happiness. I could not imagine a life without the gospel. Life is hard enough as it is. The Lord allows me to rest my head easy at night knowing that there is another day ahead and that He has suffered for me so that I don't have to. I love being a mormon, from the bottom of my heart. I'm grateful for this knowledge I have and I love to share that with others to bring them the peace and lasting joy that I've found.

How I live my faith

Each of us live our faith in different ways, depending on the phase of life we are in. Currently, serving a mission, I live my faith everyday. The standards and guidelines missionaries must follow are high and we do our best to live in the way of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We study the gospel of Jesus Christ every day and we teach the people in the area we serve. We find those who are interested in coming closer to Christ and growing their faith. I live my faith by trying to put my life in line with how the Savior lived His life. He is our perfect example. Though I am far from perfect, I know He will give me strength and when I make mistakes, He has provided me a way to be forgiven.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Samantha Ellis
My family is absolutely everything to me. Some of us come from different types of families, families of divorce, since parents, widowed parents, parents we never knew, adoption. We all come from different circumstances. No matter what our Savior loves us and wants to help us. In our church we strongly believe and know that families are central to Gods plan for us. Before this earth we chose our families. We knew who they would be. Some of us have it different than others and will receive different blessings based on our experiences. But God loves us enough to send us to people who care for us. People who will cheer us on. Families provide a way for us to feel safe and constantly loved, even after an absolutely horrible day. Within our families we will experience things that will help us grow in every way of life. We will learn things inside our family to help us become more like our Savior Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. As a father and mother work together to rear their children, we are all blessed by their willingness to follow Gods' plan. Each member of a family contributes something different. Without each person we are missing vital parts. Our families are extremely important. We learn to love, grow, teach, be patient, act, learn, and so much more. God loves us enough to give us those opportunities with people who love us unconditionally. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Samantha Ellis
As a missionary for the church, our sole responsibility is to bring others closer to Christ. We teach of His atoning sacrifice, Gods great plan of happiness, and we demonstrate how to apply that on a personal level. When a missionary enters your home, they will get to know you and adapts principles of the Gosepl of Jesus Christ to you personally. They will show you how you can find happiness in your personal life and they will teach you principles that you can apply in your life to help you come closer to Christ. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Samantha Ellis
Mormons are normal people. We struggle with the same things anyone else would. We have happiness and sorrow the exact same way-we have a knowledge that gives us strength to overcome whatever challenge comes our way. We have standards we live that are very unpopular to the world. We do not drink, we do not smoke, we do not do drugs, we believe sex should be saved for marriage, we love the Ten Commandments as found in the bible, and we have many other standards we are asked to live. We know the standards help us to remain healthy and clear minded. These standards allow us to be in tune more with the Holy Spirit of the Lord. We receive so many more blessings in return than what we give up. We live like everyone else. I live in a home in Utah with my family, we work, we play, we are happy, we have struggles, we eat, we sleep and we live life. We learn to adapt the world to our standards and not our standards to the world. We want our savior to bless us and to help us and the way we show we are ready for that help, is by living the standards he has asked us too. Show more Show less