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Hi I'm Samantha Stout

I'm a nurse, I'm a dancer, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I started dancing when I was ten years old. I got my Certified Nursing Assistant Licence when I was a Jr. in High school to get a head start on my career. I will be serving a full time mission for the LDS church in Cleveland Ohio. I love my family of seven. I want to be a medical assistant, and be married in the temple someday!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of this church, but I definitely have reasons to stay. Some are as follows: 1. Because Jesus suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, I know that He felt all my pains, sorrows, afflictions, etc. and even my greatest joys! Because of that I know I will never be completely alone- someone, even if I cannot see Him, knows exactly how I feel in every moment. 2. The Book of Mormon has changed my life. I know that Joseph Smith saw the Father and the Son and they told Him what he needed to do to restore this, the true church, back upon the Earth today. The Book of Mormon has answered some of the hardest questions I have ever had in my life, and has brought me amazing comfort in times of sorrow and trouble. 3. The power of the Priesthood is real. I grew up with my dad being able to give these blessings to me and my other family members at any time they were needed. I know I have been healed of sickness through this amazing power and also I have found direction from them. 4. I know that my family can be together forever because of the sealing power inside the temple. I know that the temple is the Lord's house and that He has given us power to bind on earth, therefore being bound in Heaven. This power can only be found inside the walls of the temple. I will be with my family after this life and we will live with our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. 5. There is Charity in this church. Charity is the pure love Christ. I know that here I am loved beyond measure. Not only by my earthly family, but by neighbors, friends, leaders and most importantly by my loving Father in Heaven and my Savior. 6. There is true happiness in this church. No- we are not perfect, but we are trying every day to be like Him. We are a forgiving church- because Christ gave His life for us and He suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane. Yes- we have very difficult times, but because of that suffering He can comfort and strengthen us perfectly.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by: updating my missionary blog every Sunday, helping plan major activities for the women in my area, visiting with women in my area at least once a month to make sure they are taken care of and to lend a helping hand if they need me, giving up eighteen months of my life to go to a new place and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and simply smiling and helping others to seek the goodness in life!

What is the Book of Mormon?

Samantha Stout
The Book Of Mormon is another testament (or witness) of Jesus Christ. Just as the bible teaches of ancient times, we believe the Book Of Mormon does too. The Book Of Mormon just took place in a different land than the bible: the Book Of Mormon took place in the Americas. It is like a "journal/record" of prophets of ancient times in the America lands. It tells what took place in the Americas before, after, and during Christ's life. It also tells of Christ's visitation to these people in the Americas after He was resurrected. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Samantha Stout
Faith is to hope for things that aren't seen but we believe and know are true. Just as I cannot see God face to face right now, does not mean He's not there. I have faith that He is there because of experiences I have had in my life, and the love I have felt throughout my life. For me- all things testify that He is there so I believe and hope He is: this is my faith. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Samantha Stout
The LDS church, or "Mormons" do not only help members of our faith. We believe that we are all children of our Heavenly Father (or God) and we should treat everyone as such. We love people of all faiths. Show more Show less