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Hi I'm Aleisha

I grew up in Australia. I moved to New Zealand in my teen years and just recently moved back to Australia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have recently studied at the New Zealand School of Tourism, and i am very fond of music. My hobbies are playing sports such as netball and volleyball and i enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon Church. I know that we have agency in this life to choose what we want to believe in. All my life i have been using my parents testimony of our church to kind of build my own, but as i did this i realised it wasn't my own personal testimony. So i started to have the desire to gain my own testimony and faith of the truthfulness of this Gospel. As i studied the the scriptures, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, prayed daily and continually attend church services every Sunday i came to know that our Father in Heaven loves us. He glorys and finds joy in making us happy. He has prepared a way for us to be happy by giving us specific commandments that we should keep so that we can remain worthy enough for the blessings he has in store for us. I know that if we strive to keep His commandments and live as He wants us to live, we will be able to return to Him again, and be saved into His kingdom. I have now gained my own testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and i have never been happier. I am a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday. I have daily scripture study and i converse with our Heavenly Father through prayer which strengthens my faith in my beliefs and in how i live my life according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Aleisha
We believe that we are here for a purpose. There is much more to life than just living day to day. Our lives have a divine purpose. God has prepared a plan for our happiness, and when you realize that He has prepared this plan for you, and for me, it will be easier for you to know why we are on this earth. He wants us to progress in life and become more like Him. We are not perfect, but we can strive to become like God through the way we speak, act, think and also in the things we do. There is always an opportunity for us to grow and progress. Coming here on earth allows us to: - Receive a physical body - Exercise agency and learn to choose between good and evil - Learn and gain experience that will help you become more like your Heavenly Father - Form family relationships that become eternal By following our Heavenly Father's plan, you can someday return to live with Him and with your loved ones. You can have peace in this life and eternal joy in the life to come. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Aleisha
We do not worship Joseph Smith. We acknowledge Him, because he was the first prophet of our church. We proclaim him; we repect him; we reverence him as an instrument in the hands of God in restoring our church back upon the face of the earth. He restored to the eath the ancient truths of our divine gospel, together with the priesthood through which the authority of God is exercised in the affairs of His Church and for the nessling of His people. We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. We worship God. We worship His Son, Jesus Christ who is our Savior and our Redeemer. He is our Lord. Joseph Smith is the first prophet of our Church, which he restored back upon this earth, which is why we are grateful for him. Show more Show less