Things have changed for me just a bit in the past few weeks.  I used to be “Sister Smoot”, a Mormon Missionary (that was when I was asked to start this blog),  now I am just Stephanie Smoot, still a Mormon, just not with the tag.  I was debating on whether to re-do my whole “about me” page, but nothing has changed.  I still feel the same way about this gospel.  Although I am back to my normal regular life (yes that means I can watch movies, wear pants, go snowboarding:), I still have a great desire to share the gospel with everyone.  Since I am no longer a missionary this blog will probably change.  It will be geared towards my life as a returned missionary and the lessons I learn, the people I meet, the hard times, the good times, and the “faith promoting experiences” I have.  This is meant to be an interactive blog, so feel free to comment, ask questions or whatever.  I actually do want to hear what you have to say.


So the first thing that you should know about me is that I am a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that it has been the highlight of my life.  I’m not gonna lie it has not been easy (being a missionary) by any means, but totally and completely worth it.

So as a missionary I have given up a year and half of my normal, regular college life to come to New York, and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I left  my family, my home in California, good weather, friends, snowboarding, and a lot of other stuff to be here.  WHY, because I have the truth that will change lives.  The gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith, and the way to salvation has never been clearer.  He brought forth the Book of Mormon, which contains the fullness of the everlasting gospel.  The truth about God and the way back to Him has all been revealed, and I know it to be true.  The knowledge that I have a Heavenly Father who loves and knows me has changed my life.  Not only does He know me, but He knows all of His children.  He knows you and loves you.  So pretty much that is what I am all about.

I’ve created this blog to teach and share my mission experiences. I would love to hear your comments and experiences as well.  I want this blog to be discussion oriented so feel free to ask questions about the church, me, missionaries, or whatever it may be.


5 responses

  1. Jan

    It is wonderful to hear your missionary experiences Sister Smoot. You seem like a truly dedicated and amazing missionary.

    July 29, 2010 at 2:13 am

  2. Corrine

    HEY SISTER SMOOT! you are an incredible missionary! and i love your blog… perhaps i’ll try to read it a little more often– its really inspiring!

    keep up the good work in palymray… this work really does change people’s lives, doesnt it?

    September 7, 2010 at 7:30 am

  3. Chelsea

    Steph you are great and I have loved reading your blog and you inspire me! Best of luck on the road ahead. Also, if you want to be invited to my blog, please email me and I will add you to my readers. It’s nothing special, just about our family. Take care!

    December 22, 2010 at 7:20 am

  4. Ben

    I was wondering if you could explain to me why there are so many versions of the First Vision in Mormonism?

    March 17, 2013 at 3:19 am

    • Sorry I haven’t checked this blog in quite awhile, but to answer your question, its not that there are different versions, but some contain more details than others. For instance Joseph’s account in Joseph Smith history is much more detailed than what the missionaries describe. Does that help?

      October 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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