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Hi I'm Irene

People say I'm a Mormon, but I prefer Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I can't remember a time when I didn't know and love God. I had a good mother that taught me to pray and to have faith in Jesus Christ. My greatest goal in life is to teach my daughters to love God and keep His commandments.

Why I am a Mormon

If I was going to join a church, it would have to be the true church. The church that God himself established, and the church that had His authority to baptize and perform other ordinances. Once I had my first daughter, it became important to me to make sure she was raised knowing the truth. So I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is the only true church on earth. I know that with every fiber of my being. I don't know this blindly. I know it from years and years of reading the Book of Mormon, praying, having my prayers answered, being blessed, going to church, and feeling God's confirmation in my heart, mind, and soul.

How I live my faith

Just as our body needs to be fed everyday, our spirit needs to be fed too. Thus, I read the scriptures everyday. My daughters and I also take turns reading the scriptures before going to sleep. We do this to strengthen ourselves to do what is right, to be protected from evil influences, and to strengthen ourselves to be able to endure hard times. On Monday, we have Family Home Evening. That's when we say a prayer, sing a hymn, read some scriptures, and then do a fun activity. My youngest daughter often likes to lead Family Home Evening even when it's not Monday. Like this Saturday morning, she said, "Mom tell big sister to wake up because I really feel like having Family Home Evening." I told her, "First of all, it's not Monday and second of all Family Home Evening is for the eeeeevening." She didn't care, and I didn't mind. On Sundays, we make an effort to live our faith by going to church, not shopping, not attending parties, and not going to restaurants. Not going to restaurants on Sunday is a hard rule to live by because family will invite us once in a big while, but we avoid restaurants on Sunday about 95% of the time. When I was in college, I lived my faith by not studying on Sunday. We're not suppose to work on Sunday, and I considered studying my job, so I didn't study on Sunday. I was tempted many Sundays to study or do homework so that I could get a better grade, but I didn't. I knew it was more important to keep the sabbath day holy than to do something that would be for personal gain. As a result, I feel God blessed me by increasing my ability to understand my college subjects and by blessing me to remember more of what I studied during the week. There are many other ways that we live our faith. Mostly, we keep Jesus Christ in mind. We make an effort to do good, and when we fail, we repent, pray for forgiveness, and try better next time.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Irene
It takes desire and action. If you really want to know, then you can take action. Invite the missionaries and learn as they share the true and full gospel. You can read the Book of Mormon. Most importantly, pray to know if the Church and the Book of Mormon are true. God will answer your prayers. He will. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Irene
Most definitely. Christians believe in Jesus Christ; the son of God, our Savior. We believe in Christ, we love Christ, and we strive to follow His example that we may return to our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Irene
God is perfect. We are not. Because of our sins, we can't return to Heaven. We need a Savior, to wash our sins away, to be able to return to God's presence. Jesus paid the price for our sins. He took upon Him the sins of the world- the sins of every single person that ever lived and will ever live on earth. Jesus is the only one that loved us enough and could have done such a great thing. Thus, He's our Savior. He saved us from eternal death, and gave us the gift of eternal life. He did His part, now it's up to us to have faith in Him- believe in Him. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Irene
We are asked to donate 10% of our income to keep God's law of tithing. By paying tithing, we are acknowledging that everything that we have essentially belongs to God. Even though our food, home, and clothes may have been grown or built by someone else, its origin is from the earthly elements that God created. By giving 10% back to God, we are acknowledging that all that we have is His and are showing gratitude. We are also demonstrating that He is first in our life - He is more important to us than our possessions. I love paying my tithing! I look forward to paying it because God promises that if we pay our tithing, He will open up the windows of Heaven and poor down a blessing that we shall not have room enough to receive it. Moreover, He promises to rebuke the devourer. Wow! He will bless us and protect us from Satan all for only one dollar for every ten that we earn. Now that's a deal!! Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Irene
The Word of Wisdom has to do with health. It is revelation from God that teaches us how to be healthy. God tells, through the Word of Wisdom, that we should not drink coffee, alcohol, or smoke. He promises that if we stay away from unhealthy things and eat healthy, our bodies and minds will be strong. Show more Show less