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Hi I'm Sapphire

I am a small town girl from Idaho, USA. I love working with children and am studying early childhood development. I am a Mormon

About Me

ksdhfoiuhs....oh sorry that was my forehead hitting the keyboard as I nodded off. Regular thing with college students I hear because we are running on no sleep, ramen noddles and sheer will power. Just kidding, but yes I am a 19 (soon to be 20) year old college student studying early childhood development. As you might have guessed from that I love working with children. When I am not doing homework and studying (haha don't I wish) I love to read and write, sing, act but most of all I love watching people have a good time and find great joy in making others laugh. I come from of a family of 7 and am the middle child in every sense of the word with two older brothers and two younger sisters. I grew up surrounded by cousins, LDS ward members, and close family friends in a small, sheltered town which was practically its own little world. I love my home and hope to one day raise my own children there. Until then I am greatly enjoying learning and discovery all the marvelous secrets the world has to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into and LDS home. I was raised surrounded by LDS people. I have been a member my entire life. When I was young, asking me why I was a member of this church or asking me how I believed its teachings was like asking me why I had my color of eyes or why I believed in Santa Clause or unicorns (yes I was a firm believer in unicorns). There wasn't a reason, it just was. The sky is blue. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I live in Idaho. I am a child of God. Simple, innocent and yet completely sure. However I am not a Mormon today only because I was born into it. Although it played a role it is not the only reason. My faith from childhood soon faded into confusion and in my teen years I wondered if I really had a testimony or I was just going along with it because it was as much a part of my life as my family was. Still, I stayed in the church. I wanted to believe, I wanted the blessings. I wanted to be free of the sins I kept so carefully hidden where no one could see them. Above all I wanted to the promise of living together forever with my family. And I was given that promise. When I was just about ready to abandon the faith of my childhood, God gave me a landline to hold onto when he sent me comfort during the death of a very close relative of mine. Because of that I knew there was an afterlife after this and that I could be with my family again. That kept me going until I cam to learn for myself of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and gained a testimony that His church was established once more again upon the earth by Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite songs is "I Want to be a Window to His Love" because this song describes exactly how I want to be as a follower of Christ. Here are some of the lines that pull at my heart. "....so when you look at me you will see him. I want to be so pure and clear that you won't even know I'm here, cause his love will shine brightly through me." "....because I have become like he is." "A window to his love. A doorway to the truth. A bearer of the message he'd have me bring to you." Now I am not perfect, far from it. I have my problems and sins just like every person in this world. But because of him, and because of His never ending love from me, for you, for us all, I do not have to be shadowed by those sins forever. Because of Him I can become clean and every day I work to try and improve myself. I keep close to God through prayer and listen to His Holy Spirit so that I can know what I can do throughout my day what he wants me to do. I strive to fulfill my church calling as a teacher for Sunday school classes. I try and find ways to apply Christ and his teachings in everything I think, say and do. As the scriptures say, line upon line, precept upon precept. Just little things, little changes, all the time that bring me closer to my goal to be Christ like that anyone who sees me sees Him above all else.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Sapphire
By being baptized himself, even though he was perfect, Jesus taught that baptism is a mandatory step in order to enter the kingdom of God. It is an step that must be done here on earth. So what about those who never get the chance to do so? We, as members, can stand in for them and be baptized in there name. After that it is up to them if they want to accept it or not. Show more Show less