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Hi I'm Joanne

I've been to over 15 countries. I love music and tap dancing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love musical theater and being on stage, but I also have always struggled shyness. I love learning new skills and facts. I have completed one year of college and am now getting ready to leave for my mission! I love the gospel and I cant wait to learn more and serve some of God's beloved children.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the peace and comfort that comes along with being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love having a knowledge of my past and an understanding of what is yet to come. I know that God has a plan for each of us. I know the Book of Mormon is true; the spirit felt while reading it is undeniable. The love and community that comes along with the church is so special and personal.

How I live my faith

In my younger ages, I had lots of opportunites to practice having callings- I served as class president, 1st councelor, 2nd councelor, and secretary multiple times. While I was at college I was in charge of weekly activities and lessons for a small group of people. I also taught all the women during church. I strive to speak clean words, listen to clean music, and dress modestly.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Joanne
Of course you are welcome to come to church! We would so much love to have you! Sometimes the 3 hours of church idea can be scary or off-putting, but if we are willing to spend 2 and a half hours on a movie, we should also be more than willing to spend 3 hours worshiping our Savior. The first hour is combined with everyone of every age. It's called sacrament meeting because we take the sacrament which is to remember the atonement of Jesus Christ; it is the most important part of all 3 hours. After that there are usually 2 or 3 people that have prepared a talk and they will share it with the congregation. Second hour is Sunday school which is mostly divided by age. Those under 12 go to primary, those 12-17 go to young women's or young men's, ans those 18+ go to regular Sunday school. Lessons in Sunday school vary from all sorts of gospel subjects, and these are lessons rather than talks. Conversation is important to help each other learn more. Third hour splits by gender and is similar to Sunday school but is more gender based. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Joanne
Joseph Smith was a very important person in our church history and we speak highly of him and are so grateful for all of his sacrifices, but no, we do not worship him. We worship God the Father and His son Jesus Christ. It was through them that Joseph Smith was able to accomplish all that he did. God gets the credit :) Show more Show less