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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a mom. I'm a step-mom. I'm a grandma. I'm a psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis sufferer. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a mom who suffers from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I have an 8 year old and keeping up with him takes everything I have! I enjoy spinning at the gym and I try to keep as active as my body will allow! I am an electronics junkie! I love shopping, selling and finding great information on the internet! I enjoy cooking and eating with family and good friends!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. My mom was a member while my father was not. After I left home I stopped going to church and lost myself to the world. When I found and met my husband I was 37 years old. After our late in life blessing, my son, my husband was baptized and we started attending Church on a regular basis. I can't imagine my life without my knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Knowing that I am a child of a loving Father in Heaven helps me in every aspect of my life....from managing my arthritis to being a good parent. I can see the Lord's hand in my life and am so incredibly blessed.

How I live my faith

We believe that it is important to be involved in our community. I volunteer at my son's school, donate to charitable organizations and am always looking for someone in need. I enjoy teaching the Gospel Doctrine class on Sundays. I love to make myself available to any one of my friends (member or not) if they are in need. If they need dinner made or a house cleaned or if they need someone to take their kids for a while. While we are in the service of our fellow man, we are in the service of our God. I live that idea and believe it with all of my heart.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Lisa
Article of Faith 3: "We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel." Baptism is one of those ordinances. It is essential to our salvation. We are baptized to show our commitment to God, that we will follow his commandments. We are baptized by immersion just as Jesus was. Immersion is symbolic of the death of a person’s sinful life and the rebirth into a spiritual life, dedicated to the service of God and His children. It is also symbolic of death and resurrection. (See Romans 6:3-6) Little children are redeemed through the mercy of Jesus Christ. They are “alive in Christ” and cannot sin. They do not need baptism until they understand the difference between right and wrong. The Lord has revealed that children should be baptized at eight years of age. (See Book of Mormon, Moroni 8:8-24; Doctrine and Covenants 29:46-47, 68:27) Show more Show less