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Hi I'm Angela

I'm a mom. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the third of eight children. I am now married with two boys aged 4 and 1 year old. I served a mission for the church in Arizona, Phoenix, from 2004-2006. I love music, running, and being creative. I currently work as a homemaker and will soon be going back to get a college education. I believe in the goodness of others, and of God's love for each of his children.

Why I am a Mormon

I received a personal witness through the power of the Holy Ghost that this is Jesus Christ's church when I was fairly young. I have received many further confirmations of that same witness as I have been obedient to commandments and sought to live according to the teachings of the Savior and prophets. Some of the most regular and most simple validations of my testimony occur as follows. I feel happy when I try to act as Christ would act. I feel God's love for me when I pray sincerely. My family is more at peace and more loving when each of us are trying to act as the Savior has taught. We love one another and have assurance of being together forever through the witness of the Holy Ghost. Reading the Book of Mormon and other scriptures gives me peace and helps me find insights to the concerns and troubles I face daily. I have felt the spirit touch my heart when I have asked to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Having these witnesses has helped me have clarity and peace in a turbulent world.

How I live my faith

I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have the great opportunity to serve with girls ages 12-18. They have so much to share and so much to learn. : ) It is so rewarding to watch each girl establish or grow her own testimony of Christ and to realize that her worth does not change based on appearance, fashion, or outward abilities. I love to see my beautiful young women rise above the foul and salacious conduct emphasized in media and world teachings today. It is a blessing and pleasure to help instruct them how to be virtuous, feminine, courageous, and strong regardless of what happens around them. I learn much from this opportunity.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No, not all members serve missions. The Lord has instructed that every worthy 19 year old male should serve a mission. This service is an enriching blessing that helps prepare young men to be prepared to follow the Savior throughout their life, keep wedding covenants with fidelity and honor and be good fathers to their children. Young women are encouraged to follow the counsel of their priesthood leaders in making the choice to serve a mission. If a young woman does choose to serve a mission she may go at the age of 21 years old or older. Some youth do not serve for physical or mental health reasons. They are considered a great asset to the membership of their wards and communities and their talents are used and appreciated wherever they live. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

You would not be able to perform duties in a business without instruction and permission from the business owner or he will not accept the work done as being legal and legitimate. Likewise, to perform any ordinance in Jesus Christ's name you must have instruction and authority given by God, otherwise it is not God's work. This is the Lord's church and must be done his way by his authority to act. Without organization and order there can be no assurance of what is truth and what isn't. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are like any other women, except that we have been blessed by faith to know that our worth is in more than physical attractiveness, or ability. We have been taught that we are daughters of God and have a royal heritage. It is our privilege to live up to that heritage by doing everything we can to expand our minds and talents and be a help to the Lord's work of helping all of his children find true happiness. We stay virtuous, and clean- we never "sell" our bodies or our souls by allowing the world's view of what a woman should be to become what we see in ourselves. Men and women are absolutely equal, but that does not equate to being the "same". I think very few would argue that men and women think in the same way or have the same needs/strengths. Why, then, should we have the same responsibilities? The attitude of, "Anything you can do I can do better." is destructive and disrespectful. God created both men and women. Both sexes are eternal and both are essential. I feel so grateful for a husband who has strengths where I have weaknesses so that my children can live in a home that is well rounded. Because he is a good person that is good at many things does not diminish my worth or visa versa, but rather the opposite. As we have covenanted to "be one", his strengths become my own, and my strengths become his and together we are the best we can possibly be. Show more Show less