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Hi I'm Hillarie

I am a friend, sister, volunteer, love to be physically active, an occupational therapist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of six girls no boys. My sisters are my best friends. I like to spend my free time by going to the gym, running, biking, hiking and/or volunteering with various organizations. I am always looking for a new challenge. I am an occupational therapist. I am passionate about helping those in my community with disabilities. I feel very blessed to have a great education, job, and good health.

Why I am a Mormon

Since the time that I was a little girl, I have been taught that I have a loving Heavenly Father, just like my father here on earth. He knows me personally and I am literally His daughter. The Godhead is three distinct beings and I can have a relationship with both God our Heavenly Father and His only begotten son Jesus Christ and be guided and taught by the influence of the Holy Ghost. Knowing this has brought me great comfort thus far in my life. The more I serve those around me, the more I realize how much God loves us and longs for the day we return to His presence. If we are just willing to turn our hearts to Him and display faith in His son Jesus Christ, the blessings and miracles that will come into our lives is enumerable. I have seen this not only in my life but my lives of my family, friends, and others I associate with. God is the same today, yesterday, and forever. Just as he called prophets of old like Noah, Moses, and Abraham, we have a living prophet today he leads and guides us named Thomas S. Monson. Revelation did not stop in the time of the Bible. I look to the prophet today and the 12 apostles and seek for direction and guidance in my life that is applicable to today's challenges. We have additional scripture called the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is an ancient book, written the same time as the Bible here in the Americas that was translated by a prophet that restored Christ's church is this day named Joseph Smith. My life has been richly blessed to have two testaments of Jesus Christ, the Bible and the Book of Mormon which have helped me to better understand the mission and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The family unit is sacred. God, our Heavenly Father, has made it possible for us to live together forever, not just until death due us part by being sealed in His Holy Temple. I know all these things I have shared are true because I have knelt down, asked God if these things are true, and He answered my prayer.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith is intertwined into every aspect of my life, from what I do when I wake up in the morning, to what I eat, to how I treat others around me. I start and end my day kneeling in prayer. I often read from the scriptures. I avoid listening to music, watching movies and TV shows that may be offensive to the Holy Spirit. I often serve those around me. Since we do not have a paid clergy, each member takes on different responsibilities. I have recently been a teacher for our woman's organization called the Relief Society. Within this woman's organization I visit two members a month to make sure they are doing okay and share a simple spiritual message. I now am on a public relations committee where we are working with various organizations in the community, along with other churches, to better serve the poor and needy in our community.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Hillarie
 Mormon is a nickname given to the church and its members because of the Book of Mormon. The actual name of the church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

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

Hillarie
Mormons believe the Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. The Book of Mormon is not "our" Bible and does not take place of the Bible. We are grateful to have the Bible as it is a witness of Jesus Christ and a record of His mortal ministry. We study the Bible in our Sunday school classes and are encouraged to make it part of our family and personal scripture study.  Show more Show less