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Hi I'm Stephanie

I grew up in Utah. I am devoting 18 months to serve full time for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well, to start, some of the things I LOVE to do is riding horses and singing! Music and singing really helps me with calming down, feeling the spirit, and makes me feel better when I am feeling down. Not only that, but music is fun! there are just certain songs that relate to different parts of my life and its always fun to listen to them describe the exact thing i am feeling or something i might be going through. I will be going to college after i return from my mission. I've wanted to become a midwife or OB/GYN since i was in 2nd grade, and we had medical books at home so I would pull them down and i would find what i was looking for and read about the development of babies. babies are just one of my favorite things in the world and I am SO excited to become a wife and mother!!! in fact, as much as I would like to be a midwife, or OB/GYN, i would much rather be a stay at home mom with my kids; however, that is the education i want to obtain, so i can be prepared just in case i have to get a job somewhere in the event of an emergency or what not. but things will work out! im not exactly sure how things will go down, but life is good :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have had personal revelation given to me, specific to my circumstances, that there is a God, and an organized church to return to live with Him because He loves me. No, I didn't have a vision or a dream, but the feelings which I have come to recognize as the Holy Ghost just burns in my heart and soul. Even before I was converted, it was always so much easier going through the downs in life believing there was a superior being, and more to life than just growing up, having kids, paying bills, and having experiences. And I have come to learn that there is! I KNOW there is a heavenly mansion and a heavenly plan waiting for me. However I also know that I am only entitled to those things if I follow the commandments found in the bible (Exodus 20:3-17) I know that God gave us those commandments for our happiness and we will be happy if we follow them. Same with the word of wisdom... that we shouldn't drink alcohol, coffee, or hot drinks (tea) or chew tobacco, or drugs or anything that would be of harm to our bodies. These things can tear apart families and ruin lives. These revelations were given by the Prophet Joseph Smith almost 200 years before science proved just that. They can give people cancer and alcohol messes with the mind while under the influence, and causes people to to things they normally wouldn't do. and with all these negatives, why do it? But in a nut shell I am a Mormon because I believe there is a God, and there is to be organization within his church that has the power of God. In this church, that is what the priesthood is. We need authority to baptize and be sealed for eternity to our families. In a video I watched this authority was explained this way... " Its like an ice cream truck and a police officer... The ice cream man doesn't have the authority to pull us over and give us a ticket for speeding, but the officer does." The priesthood is the power of God. and i Know all these things are true. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I fell like the best way I can describe the way I live my faith is by my example. I love it when people call or ask me if I would be willing to help clean out a portion of their house, or paint a trailer or pull weeds and clean up a yard. I love that! it is so fun! Service really isn't work or a chore for me. yeah, it may be hard work, but it is so worth it when i get to know the people i'm working with! I get to know them and feel a love for them, which brings in the spirit, and when the spirit there, it makes it not only a service project, but one of the most precious and valuable experiences anyone could have. I've been in the youth presidency and have helped organize fun and spirit inviting activities. Some of the most memorable activities I can remember was when we organized girls camp, and a baseball game where the bases were 5 gallon buckets of jello or spaghetti or oatmeal, and to be safe your foot had to be in that bucket lol, and the home run was a water slide with shaving cream! everyone had such a blast and who doesn't love playing games with people they love?? :)