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Hi I'm Michelle

I am from California and I am a Mormon

About Me

I have been a member of this Church for my whole life. I love everything about it and find that it is my guiding light in my life. Love living in California and showing people every day that members of the Church are good people that want to live their lives in such a way that we grow closer to God.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not only because I was raised in the Church, but at a young age I recognized for myself the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We all have it in us to find truth, and I found this Church to be the true Church of Jesus Christ. It is lead by Jesus Christ, who speaks through prophets to guide the Church today. The Church to me means light, life and love. Light, because it is the light of Christ that shows through and teaches of the truth and shows us the way back to our Father in Heaven. It means life because as Saints we believe that we can live not only here on earth, but after we die as well. This means that we can gain knowledge and understanding after this life as well. We can be with our family and have happiness after we leave this earth. Lastly it means love because that is what Christ has taught us to do. We are to "love one another" and to follow his example of love and service.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example. I also teach in Primary and love the kids so much! They view the Gospel in such a simple way, but it is so powerful to watch these kids develop their testimonies.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

God has ordained men to hold the Priesthood. We as women have been ordained by God to bring life to the Spirit children that have not yet had the chance to experience mortal life. We find that being able to hold this calling in life is just as important and also as necessary as men holding the Priesthood. Women leading in the Church in many ways. We have an organization that is called the Relief Society. Which is exactly what the title means, we as sisters in the Church give relief to those in need. It can be someone who just needs to sit down and chat with someone or someone who just had surgery. We also serve in the Primary. This is like a Sunday School for children that are ages 3-12. Even if we do not have a specific calling in the Church, we always can serve on another because we all need to serve, as this has been something Christ has taught us. Show more Show less

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

We, as Mormons, do believe in the Bible. I would refer you to something that speaks of our basic beliefs. This document is known to us as the Articles of Faith. The 8th Article of Faith says this, "8 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." We believe that the Bible is the word of God and therefore is recognized as Holy Scripture. Show more Show less