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Hi I'm W. Stacy E.

Well, I am just your average joe, trying to do what is right. I love being with my family and friends, and yep, I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Stacy. I have grown up in the church and in Utah my entire life. I graduated from High School in 2011. I am in love with music. I have always had a huge testimony of the power of music. I wish I could have theme music for all the things I do, it would be kind of fun. I love to do anything in the great wide wilderness. I love to backpack, camp, roast some mallows over a fire and swap some stories and star gazing in the mountains. I enjoy movies and the best show on earth AFV. I don't mind cracking a joke here and there every once in a while. I love to laugh, even though i think i scare people with it because it is so loud... I love to make others laugh. It is one of the greatest gifts anyone can give. I like to participate in sports(not so much watching them) especially wrestling. And of course I love being with my friends and family. Because nothing is fun unless you are with someone doing something. In 2012 I served a mission in the country of Mexico. I have been happily married since 2016 to my B-E-A-utiful wife Chelsey. She is amazing! And I love her so much! I am also at Utah Valley Univeristy studying Construction Management.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am i a Mormon? Well i have grown up in this Gospel my whole life. It is apart of me. Sure i have had questions and doubts, but they have all been answered through diligent scripture studying and prayer and then applying what i learn so my doubts and weaknesses are strengths and testimony. My parents, siblings, and friends have been an amazing examples to me of how to live up to my potential as a member of this wonderful church. I find much joy when i study the scriptures and pray daily. I look forward to going to church every Sunday to be spiritually edified. I enjoy living according to the teachings of the Gospel. I know that this Church is true, and that we have a living prophet, who receive guidance from God to help us on our journey home. I know that i am able to see my family after this life, and to live with them through time and all eternity. I am a Mormon because I enjoy who I am and who i stand for.

How I live my faith

I have tried to seek out callings or opportunities to serve. In my church callings, school, and in sports. Service is one of the best ways to life your faith. I also read and study the scriptures and listen to the words and teachings of the later-day prophets everyday asking for better ways to live my faith. I try to express all I am grateful for to the Lord and ask for his help in ways i can be better. The best example we have of someone living their faith is our Savior Jesus Chirst. I try to follow his example and try to see things from his perspective. He was always looking outward, never inward at himself. I am trying to be like Jesus and and look outward finding ways i can help someone.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

W. Stacy E.
Tithing is a huge blessing. The funds for tithing are used for building and edifying the Kingdom of God. All the proceeds go to building temples, meetinghouses. They are also used to help those who are in need for a mission or school, and to help move the Gospel forward in materials needed and for Temple and family history work. Not a single penny goes to paying our leaders and teachers of the Church. Their calling is voluntary. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

W. Stacy E.
The Book of Mormon was written by prophets of old just like the Bible. The difference is that the Book of Mormon was written in the American contienent. God commanded Lehi (the first prophet of the Book of Mormon) to leave with his family and to leave all that he had in Jerusalem. They journied across the ocean and landed somewhere in the American contienent and built a grand civilization. This Book is about God's dealings with his people in the America's. These dealings were recorded by prophets. And all the prophets testified that Jesus is the Chirst and that through him we can be saved. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

W. Stacy E.
The job of a missionary is to spread the Word of God to all around the earth. If you invite the misisonaries into your home they will share the message of the Gospel. That is, that God restored his Church through Joseph Smith, that we do have a purpose in this life and a life after death, and that through Jesus Christ and his Atonement we have the opporunity to live with our families forever and with God. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

W. Stacy E.
The Priesthood is the power and authority God gave man to act in his name to help bring salvation to all of God's children. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

W. Stacy E.
Modesty is being clean in all things. In how we dress, in our language, and in our thoughts and actions. The Law of Chasity teaches that we need to watch and keep clean our thoughts, words, and actions. They go hand in hand. If something is inmodest in any way or form, our minds are damaged and our sensitivity to the spirit is dulled. Then we think it would be okay to go a little farther, and that leads to more serious things that should only be between a husband and wife who are legally married. Parents can teach their children that we are children of our Heavenly Father and He wants us to respect our bodies and the bodies of others. Parents can improve their relationship with their children by being involved with their kids, by knowing who they are with and what they are doing, to make sure they are doing what is right. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

W. Stacy E.
The Fist Vision that we talk about is about Joseph Smith and when God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to him. Joseph at a young age was facinated by all the church that were growing in the United States at the time and wanted to know which to join, or if any of them were right. When reading in the Bible he found an invitation of God found in James 1:5. So he followed that invitation. Joseph went into a grove of trees near his home and asked God which church he should join. Then in that moment two Personages appeared, and one called him by name, pointing to the other "Joseph, this is my Beloved Son, Hear Him!" Chirst told him that none of the sects were right, and that through him he would restore God's true church. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

W. Stacy E.
Christ originally orgainized this church, therefore it his church. When reorganizing the church, Joseph Smith was told that the church should be named The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are often refered to as or nicknamed Mormons or Mormonism because of the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

W. Stacy E.
The Word of Wisdom is a commandment that God as given us in these days to help keep good health and strenght both physically and spiritually. The Word of Wisdom regards the things that we should eat, or drink, and the things we shoud not eat or drink. We should specifically keep aways from these substances like Tobacco, Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, and Illegal Drugs, because they not only harm us physically, but spiritually as well. The Spirit can not reside in anything unholy, so how could we think we could recieve revelation from God when taking subtances that minipulate our sensitivity. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

W. Stacy E.
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the most important and critical event that has ever happened in the history of mankind, in the history of this world. It started as Jesus Christ wondered off by himself and "was sore amazed, and... very heavy;" in the Garden of Gethsemane. Here he bled from every pore for the sins of all mankind. His journey then continued as he was falsely accused and sentenced to death: to be nailed to a cross until he died. It ends triumphantly as he rose from the dead to live as a resurrected being of flesh and bone. Thus conquering death for all of us. As human beings, we are all sinners. I am, without a doubt, one of them. And being sinners, we are not permitted to live in the presence God. For it says, "no unclean thing can dwell with God." Our Father in Heaven sent His son to die for us so that we may become clean from the sins we commit, so that we may live with our Heavenly Father and families again after this world. He was the only one who could do this. And He did it because he loves us and couldn't bear for us to suffer. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

W. Stacy E.
Temples are very sacred places. As you can see on the outside of them, they always read, "Holiness to the Lord, the House of the Lord." The temple quite literally is the house of God, a place where heaven meets earth. Just like the scriptures say, no unclean thing may enter into the presence of God, we must strive to live worthy enough to enter the temple. Now, I am not saying that Mormons are perfect, I make a lot of mistakes, but as I continue living the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, I can be given a recommend that allows me to enter the temple. Nothing in there is secret, the things taught inside are just so sacred that they must be kept in holier places. But what is essentially taught in the temples are: eternal truths, sacred ordinances such as sealings and work for the dead. If there is a temple being built in your area, I suggest finding out when the open house is and go because that is when everyone, member or non-member of the church are able to go into these sacred places and see for themselves just how sacred it is. Show more Show less