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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single mother, full time student and convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in September 2009. I had recently traveled across country to take a new job and start a new chapter in my life, I longed to rediscover who I was. I knew that I wanted to find a church for myself and my young son. I just didn't know where to begin looking. I had been active on and off through out my life in church. However nowhere ever felt "right". My best friend suggested that I find the nearest LDS church, claiming I was practically Mormon anyways... :0) Being baptized and becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the best thing I have ever done. It has brought my family closer and my life has been filled with countless blessings. I know that Heavenly Father loves you and has so much planned for you too.

How I live my faith

"faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" Hebrews 11:1 I feel that faith is an amazing thing! My faith is strengthened through so many things, such as, daily scripture study, living the principles and ordinances of the gospel and through daily prayer. I love serving in the church and I think of my ward (congregation) as my extended family. I know that there is a prophet upon the earth today and that he is the Lords hands and mouth piece upon the earth. Most of all I believe that Jesus Christ lives and that through him I will return home to our Heavenly Father someday.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Erin
YES! I didn't grow up in the church. Yet growing up I always struggled with so many questions I had regarding the many churches. One of the many things that confused me is how come there are no more miracles or "true" men of God in our day and age. It just made so much since to me that there would be a living prophet upon the earth. In our day and age can you imagine how lost we would be with out him. I prayed about the truth of a living prophet, of Joseph Smith, of the Book of Mormon and many other things. I know in my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church and that President Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God. I know that as you investigate the church for yourself and pray with true intent, the Lord will testify to you as well. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Erin
All though we do have great respect and love for Joseph Smith we do not worship him. Joseph Smith was a man called of God to restore ancient truths that were lost through the history of the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lords church, not Joseph Smiths church. The Lord directs his people through prophets today. Joseph Smith was the first prophet of this dispensation (time in history) and the first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Gordon B. Hinckley, prior president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the following statement in 2005 about Joseph Smith: “We do not worship [Joseph Smith] the Prophet. We worship God our Eternal Father and the risen Lord Jesus Christ. But we acknowledge the Prophet; we proclaim him; we respect him; we reverence him as an instrument in the hands of the Almighty in restoring to the earth the ancient truths of the divine gospel, together with the priesthood through which the authority of God is exercised in the affairs of His Church and for the blessing of His people” (Gordon B. Hinckley, “Joseph Smith Jr.—Prophet of God, Mighty Servant,” Ensign, Dec 2005, 2–6). Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Erin
Since becoming a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I have often found myself in conversation with those who are not members of the church casually discussing the Mormon culture. There is so much joy in being a Latter Day Saint or Mormon, even in times of trial you can find refuge and strength through daily living. Although we are imperfect beings who make mistakes we try to do our best each day. We able to find joy and happiness through living a gospel centered life each day. We are able to strengthen our relationships with our Heavenly Father and Savior; as well as our relationships with family and friends through the way we spend our time and the choices we make. We strive to live gospel principles and follow God's commandments. Being Mormon is not a religious denomination, but a way of life! Show more Show less