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Hi I'm Genevieve

I have spent the majority of my life in Tacoma, Washington. I'm a teacher, a musician, and an entrepeneur. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I like to have fun. I found a way to make fun a part of my daily life; I work with children. Teaching piano and music allows me to indulge in my passion and serve others at the same time. I am a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a teaching degree. I put that to use for awhile and then decided to become my own boss. I served a mission in the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission and loved every minute of it. Presently I garden, make music, shop at garage sales, and spend time with friends and family. I'm also single, which can sometimes be hard when you're a member of a church that places so much emphasis on family. My job choice really helps. I work with children at home, I work with children at church, and I have amazing nephews and siblings who fill my life with a lot of love. I also keep the hope alive for a family of my own one day.

Why I am a Mormon

The short answer is that I know the church is true. The long answer tells how I came to that conclusion. I grew up in a family where my mom chose to be active in the church and my dad did not. There was often a lot of contention in our home surrounding the church. It was not always easy. Even as a young child though, I knew God heard and answered prayers. I felt His presence near me and I wanted to follow Him. Church was a natural extension of who I was. It wasn't until I went away to college though that I started wanting a more sure assurance of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I spent an entire summer reading The Book of Mormon. When I finished, I put it's promise to the test and prayed about it. The answer was a sweet assurance that what I had known all along was true. God restored the ancient church that Jesus Christ had formed on the earth and I was blessed enough to be a member of that church. The Book of Mormon is true, and Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet. Knowing these things without a doubt led me to choose to serve a mission and to continue to live the Gospel to this day. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living my faith entails putting in the time. I enjoy the time spent as well. Presently I play the piano for primary. It seems like a relatively simple calling, but I know it's important. Along with this responsibility, I have been asked to teach early morning Seminary class for the teenagers in my area. Every day at 6:05, they gather for scripture study before they head off to school. It's a daunting task, but I relish the challenge. It's a blessing. Every Sunday you'll find me at church and now during the week as well! Living my faith is not an apart thing, it's who I am.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Genevieve
It's actually spoken of in the New Testament. 1 Corinthians 15 speaks all about it, but specifically in verse 29 it says "Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?" This of course, is speaking of the validity of the resurrection, with a passing reference to baptisms for the dead. They performed this work in days of old. So many people have lived on this earth without knowing about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, without knowing of Christ himself. We believe that all need the opportunity to accept or reject the truth, and so we baptize for and in behalf of those who are passed on (members act as proxys). This baptism is recorded in Heaven and the person has the opportunity to accept what has been done or reject it as well. We believe it is some of the most important work that we do here on the earth and we ambitiously desire to perform this work for all our kindred dead. It's a blessing! Show more Show less