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Hi I'm Charlotte

About Me

I have always considered myself pretty normal, then again, I have too many quirks to be like anyone else. I love to smile and love to laugh because life should be something worth living for. I have grown up playing the piano and hating every minute my mom made me practice. Now that I don't have a piano I wish I could practice. I have been a gymnast since I was little and decided that dance wasn't my thing because they made me curl my hair and wear tights. Now I coach tumbling and gymnastics and count myself lucky that I get to play for my job. I graduated with a BS in Human Movement Science and am going back for a Masters in Corporate Wellness. I am not married yet, but will find a happily ever with my prince charming next summer when he gets back from is mission. I can't wait! but for now, I am experiencing life as a poor college kid and living up a storm.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in an LDS home and have naturally matured inthe church. But as I have grown older, I am a Mormon because I want to be and not just because my parents want it for me. I am a member of the church because I know this is the only way to be truly and completely happy. I like truth and this gospel makes sense. I am a Mormon because I know it is right and will bring me eternal blessings. I am a Mormon because I have learned that it is Heavenly Father's plan. The gospel has everything that I want: love, happiness, freedom, unity, friendship, understanding, peace. I know that God watches over all His children, answers prayers, and gives direction through the Holy Ghost, but there are certain powers given to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. Power of the Priesthood and of a living Prophet, power to have the Holy Ghost's constant companionship, and the power to be sealed for eternity to your family and loved ones. That is why I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith is lived through hope. I have hope that by reading my scriptures I will recieve revelation; that by praying I will get answers; and most importantly, that by being me, people will see how happy the gospel makes a person. The church is all about serving; I have done much of that through whatever callings I have recieved, but sometimes the best form of service is in being a friend and good neighbor. Basically what my faith comes down to is living an honest, hard working, and virtuous life.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Charlotte
The Holy Ghost can be one of your best friends if you let Him. He can be your answer to prayer, warning in times of danger, bright idea, and superhero. Because the Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead, He testifies of Jesus Christ and the Father. He can do nothing save it be by them. The Holy Ghost is a spirit that has not recieved a body. He can visit any person, but to members of the church who have been confirmed, He has the ability to abide with at all times. It is a marvelous gift that allows us to have God's presence with us always. The Holy Ghost comes in many forms, dfferently to each individual. To some he comes as a tingly feeling, to others, a whisper, and sometimes He is just a warm feeling of peace. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Charlotte
No way!! The more the better, no matter who it is. Heck, they let me join the church... it is open to all! You might be familiar with the fact that Blacks were denied the priesthood until the 1970's. That is true, but the only restrictions now are dependent on worthiness... and gender, I suppose. Men are the only ones allowed to hold the priesthood, but it is part of a wonderful design to keep order. Women have just as much right to the priesthood as men do, but do not themselves hold those keys. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Charlotte
YES!! Yes, Yes Yes!! Not only can husband and wife be together, but they will be together if sealed in the temple. I had the opportunity to visit one of our temple open houses. I went with my family and best friend Austin, whom I plan on marrying. There was an overwhelming impression of the eternal unity within a family in the Sealing Room. It is real. Families will be together, I believe it. God would not be a kind and merciful God were it any other way. Besides, He is our family too and wants us to return to Him. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Charlotte
I have been asked by many friends how I know that the church is true. The answer is not as simple as looking it up on google, but seaching and studying is important. Besides learning all you can by talking to the missionaries, reading the scriptures and Book of Mormon especially, and asking friends of the Mormon faith, the best way to know if Mormonism is true is through prayer. The only thing that can truly testify of its truth is the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost will peronally testify through a feeling of comfort and undeniable assurity that this church is true. To all of those who have asked how I know, my aswer is "I just do." It is as if God Himself told me, and I can't deny that. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Charlotte
The Law of Chastity is a law of virtue. Basically, it is keeping one's self morally and sexually clean. It means fidelity and abstinence before marriage, but also keeping away from those arousing thoughts or emotions you might provoke. Included in the Law of Chastity is abhorance of pornography and other distracting media. The Law of Chastity is often looked upon as old fashioned, but it is God's law and God is not a changing God. He has give s guidelines to keep us safe, healthy, and happy. This is one of those sacred things that will help us, by keeping the Law of Chastity, become more like God. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Charlotte
Temples are one of God's best ideas. Not only are they breathtaking and peaceful, but they provide the essentials to make it back to Heavenly Father. Inside temples, worthy members partake in ordinances and they learn about the great plan, including the creation, the fall, earth life, death, and the eternities. Temples are God's house on earth, and stand as middle ground between heaven and earth. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Charlotte
I have loved going to school because the more I learn, the more I realize how life could nt exist without a god. The way the earth works, how our bodies work, the organization of the solar system, everything testifies of god. You can see Him in the grand scheme of things, but also in the minute details. For instance, I know that God exists because of the answers to prayer that I have recieved. Where else could they have come from? I know from the miracles that I have witnessed in my life. I believe because of the signs that have come to pass that the prophets foresee. Most of all, I can feel God's love, something so powerful that God is the only one who could have caused such a feeling. Show more Show less