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Hi I'm Dee

I love wrestling. The Unbearable Lightness of Being is my favorite book. I am Mormon.

About Me

I love sports, my favorite being wrestling. I love reading anything and everything; from history to fantasy. I am currently enthralled in some of Ernest Hemmingway's work. I also love movies! I have a collection of about 500 films from all different genres. I studied international business.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the faith but my conversion came after the first time I really felt the love of my Savior. I was in the deepest pit, harrowed up by thoughts of what was to come. I want you all to be aware, I wasn't thinking about hell or heaven or sin or exaltation. I was just anxious about finding money to pay my bills (something so trivial). At any time, I could have turned to my mother for assistance or my Father in Heaven for aid, but I did not. It was not until my situation seemed the most dire and hope seemed lost that I knelt down to pray. Boy oh boy was I in for a treat! I received an answer to my prayers in a way that was so personal, I dare not describe it. That was when I knew that God knew me. That is when I began to try and build a deeper relationship. I am a Mormon because the restored gospel of Jesus Christ gives me hope. I am a Mormon because I desire to follow Christ's teachings as fully as I possibly can. I am a Mormon because Christ's doctrine and the ordinances that he has given to the children of Man are present in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (phew! thats a mouth full). I have not always followed Christ's commandments to the 'T,' but I am continually trying to be better. I love that through the Atonement of Christ, I can be better. No matter how many times I slip and fall, I can repent of my old ways and turn towards He who loves me most. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ gives me that hope that I can be better; that I can be perfect, even. It gives me hope that there is more out there for me than the suffering and heartache I feel presently. It gives me joy to know that there is one who has felt everything that I have ever been burdened with and knows just how to comfort me. I am a Mormon because I wish to follow Christ's commandments in hope of returning to live with him.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by loving others, first and foremost. The savior taught that we should love all and do good continually, so, I try my best to model my life after his example. When I was a boy, there were plenty of opportunities to mow lawns or do yard work for my elders or widowed, but there aren't that many lawns or old people in my college town. So now, I try and volunteer at the local food drive every month. I find it difficult to just throw out a list of ways I live my faith because I don't think of living faith in that way. My faith is the core fiber of my being. For me, it's kind of like asking about how I read. I don't really break it down into, "light enters the eye and is analyzed by the brain......" ya know? I just do it.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Dee
We teach that baptism is one of the first steps in our spiritual journey to be reunited with our Father in Heaven. We believe in baptism by immersion (totally submerged in water). Baptism represents the death of our sinful life and our rebirth as followers of Christ. Being that baptism is a saving ordinance, it must be carried out by someone who has the authority granted by God. Show more Show less