Saturday, July 9, 2011

my name is melissa and i am a mormon

I'm a Mormon.i have a lot of people who view my blog who aren't mormon or LDS so i don't like to be too preachy, but it's important to share your faith [my biggest fear is to become one of those boring mommy blogs---which i feel is coming on sooner then i'd like it to be] because it makes you who you are.

mormons are different then other religions because we believe we have a modern-day prophet on the earth today who leads and guides us. think about it- if the people back in moses' time were that horrible that they needed a prophet, why wouldn't our world today need one? most people know mormons by things they don't do: we don't drink, smoke, do drugs, go out on sundays, etc. but that's not who we are: we are a church set on helping the world through humanitarian projects, a people who value family and believe families are together beyond this life. we believe that jesus christ not only visited the people in jerusalem [bible] but also the people in america [the book of mormon]- why would heavenly father only give his word to a select group of people? he loves everyone!

I'm a our last general conference [a world-wide meeting with members throughout the world held twice a year], one of our apostles, dieter f. uchtdorf [from germany] urged members to share their testimony through their blog/websites/social media outlets. mormons have a saying, 'every member a missionary'- meaning you don't have to wear a suit/tie, ride a bike, and wear a name tag to share your testimony. this is true with any religion. that's why i decided to add a button on the side of my blog - it's not very intrusive but hopefully, it could help answer some questions people have about the gospel. i found cute ones here but you also create one by creating a profile on [here's mine] .go here to watch some incredible videos.

i am proud to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. the gospel continues to bless my life every single day. i am not perfect [hello! you read my blog - you know this!] but i am trying. isn't that what everyone is just trying to do?
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Sam and Caitlin Tappana said...

Good Idea!! I like our church. :)

Jessica Stoneman said...

Way to be Melanie

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