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Hi I'm Afton

I am from Utah. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my first year at a junior college, where I learned a lot about myself and life. I love my family and I have always loved to play the piano and read.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have come to know that Jesus Christ loves me, and that He created one church with a gospel and guidelines to help me get back to live with Him and my Heavenly Father again. I know that Joseph Smith restored this church so I could find happiness through obedience to the promises that I make to Him, and I know as I am obedient will continue to be happy and able to live with Him again. I am a Mormon because I have read The Book of Mormon all the way through and have prayed to know if it is true, and I have found the answer through small and simple things throughout my life. Being a Mormon is my favorite thing.

How I live my faith

I always participate in callings at church. I have especially loved he calling I have to be a visiting teacher, one who visits other members of my ward and make sure that they are doing okay. I also try and do an act of service every day and thank people for what they do for me, to make sure that my blessings don't go unnoticed.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Afton
There are actually many prophets of the Mormon church today. The prophet who is recognized as the head and leader of our church is Thomas S Monson, who is recognized as the prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and is in charge of all of the functions of the church. The other prophets of the Mormon church are members of the first presidency (who serve directly under the prophet) and the quorum of the twelve apostles (who serve under the prophet and first presidency). Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Afton
There is no better way to increase our faith than by acting on our faith! If we have faith in prayer, then we need to pray. The more we pray, the more experiences we will have with prayer, and the more experiences we have with prayer, the more faith we will have that it works and that God answers them. A great analogy that is used in Alma 32 in the Book of Mormon is that faith is like a little seed. If we plant it in good soil and nourish it with the right things, it will grow and grow. Ways we can nourish our faith to get it to increase are to be obedient to God's commandments, study the scriptures, and have the desire to have an increase in the faith. It is possible, and it is wonderful! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Afton
Mormon's believe that God is perfect, wise ,and powerful. We believe Him to be the ruler of this universe. Though He carries that role, we also know through the scriptures and personal experience that HE is also perfectly kind, merciful, and just. He loves us more than anything, despite the choices that we make. Although He is kind and just, He is also unchanging. He will not change His laws to suit certain beliefs or lifestyles, He is everlasting to everlasting and will not change for you. He will forgive you and give infinite chances to repent, and He will never leave you alone. He wants us to live with Him in the Celestial Kingdom when our lives here on Earth are completed. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Afton
"We believe the bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God" (Article of Faith #8). We also believe that the bible works together with the Book of Mormon to give us complete instruction from God and what He and Jesus Christ want us to know here on Earth. In addition to the bible, we believe in the Book of Mormon, which is a record of God's dealings with the people in ancient America, The Doctrine and Covenants, which is a compilation of revelation for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the last days. We also believe in the Peal of Great Price, which is a selection of translations and writings of the first prophet of the restoration, Joseph Smith. Show more Show less