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Hi I'm Johanna

I grew up in the Salt Lake City area, and moved to Hurricane Utah for college. I write and draw pictures. I'm a Mormon

About Me

My hobby is reading. Which is what got me writing. One day when I finish something big enough to be called a book I hope to get it published. I am currently a college student but have recently put that on hold. I grew up in a very close knit family and consider myself very blessed, as there support has helped me through all the rough patches of life, and made me who I am. My mother was a convert and from across the seas. So I got to celebrate the American and Taiwanese holidays. I don't know were I got it from but I'm a go with the flow kind of person.

Why I am a Mormon

Have you ever forgotten where something was because it was always there? Your eyes just kinda skim over it. What happens when someone moves it suddenly? I grew up in the church, so it's always been a part of my life. However, as I got older I started to wonder why I was a member. I wanted be a member not because my parents had brought me to church as a kid, but because I believed it. As a child I had believed. I knew God existed and that what I was doing was right. But even though I kept going to church I didn't anymore. As I had grown up I had lost something. It was for me the thing that had always been there but had suddenly moved. I felt like I was lost in a fog and it became obvious that I needed to decide what it was I believed in and why. I wanted to have a knowledge of the truth. In Alma 32:27-28 It talks about faith and how like a seed. If you nourish it, it will grow. And when you look upon it you will know from its works whether it is a good seed or not. This for me was the light in the dark. I prayed a lot and studied, asked questions and searched. As in Alma I could only hope to believe. One day someone asked me if I believed the Book of Mormon was true and that this church was true. And I answered yes. This surprised me. I tried to look back, when had my doubts disappeared? Why could I answer what, not long ago, had been an unanswerable question for me? There had been no event, sign, or revelation. Looking back I didn't need one. The knowledge and feeling of the spirit assuring me, guiding me, to the truth had come little by little. In the quit but sure way of the Lord, He had given me an answer to my questions. I believe that when we are spiritually lost, whether because we need to find the truth or have become blind to the familiar, If we ask the Lord He will guide us to the truth and send his spirit to confirm it. This was to me my conversion or a change of heart. I testify that He knows us personally and loves us.

How I live my faith

I participate in my community mostly through activity's set up by my schooling, libraries, and my church. I have also set up a hunted spoke alleys for Halloween and participated in local fairs. In my church I have had callings, or served, as a youth leader (Laurel's president), a substitute teacher for primary (children's class), and as a visiting teacher. I have also helped with cleaning the church and leading the music when given the opportunity. I have recently received my mission call and look forward to serving a full time mission. Most of all I live my faith in the small daily things. the little choices I make day to day that might not seem to do much but like a trickle of water can eventually help make a canyon they leave a mark on my life.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Johanna
Nope! We are supposed to (and usually enjoy) helping everyone. The story of the Good Samaritan is often taught and we try to follow our Saviors example. Sadly this doesn't mean all Mormons are nice, much as we wish they where. However, the entire purpose of this Church is to bring joy and eternal happiness to the children of God and that means everyone. The Church does humanitarian aid, the missionaries service, and the day to day kindness of your local church members are a part of bringing this joy to this life. whether you are a Mormon or not. Show more Show less