Bet you thought that was a no-brainer.
Yes, I am. But that really wasn't what I was talking about.
Have you seen the "I'm a Mormon" initiative? Have you visited mormon.org lately?
I did. And I filled out my profile. Rumor has it that I'm the only in my ward who's done it so far. I hope I'm soon followed by lots of others. Have you filled out yours?
Mine's kind of boring. After I wrote it, I surfed around for a while. Our fellow Mormons are some pretty amazing people. Watch some of those videos. How cool are we?
Oh, you can watch and share some of these video profiles on Facebook, too.
Setting up my profile has been on my to-do list for a long time. But I put it off. Other than this blog, I don't always talk a lot in print about my faith. I need to do it more. For me, this was a good first step. Now I'll be adding it to my about.me profile, where people go to learn about me personally and professionally online. I've decided I need to be more proactive. It wasn't hard. It only took me about 20 minutes or so.
Now I realize I need to go out and do more interesting things in my life.
Having pretty much always lived in areas where there were lots of other Mormons around, I was surprised at how many people don't know any Mormons and about how much misinformation there is about people of our faith (well, sort surprised, but not entirely because I've fielded some pretty odd questions over the years).
Have you done it? If you have, share the link to your profile in the comments section below. I'd love to see your profile, get to know you and learn why the gospel is important in your life.
If you haven't, go take a few minutes today and tell the world why you're a Mormon, too. Oh, and by the way, encourage your teens, too. If they are 14 or older, they can create their own profile. If you're worried about privacy, it's first names only. And all of the profiles are reviewed before they go live.