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I was born a member of the church, and went on a full-time, eighteen month mission to Peru in 2003. Before, during, and after my mission, my knowledge of the gospel has grown. Every single day I am grateful to know about God's plan for me! I am married to a wonderful man who loves God and lives with honor and kindness. We have two beautiful little boys-- one is two years old, and the other four months. Being a mother is the most amazing experience I can imagine! I am a stay-at-home mommy except for two afternoons a week when I drive to a city an hour away and teach piano lessons. I got my bachelor's degree in music performance (with an emphasis in the oboe) and I'm grateful for the opportunity that I have to use what I learned to help support my family financially.
I am a Mormon because I love the Lord, and I can feel His Spirit when I live the way He wants me to. The only reason I am even alive is because He has given me the chance to come to Earth and be tested for this short time. I want to live my life in a way that will enable me to return and live with Him again once it is over. Nothing else in life matters. I feel the truth of the gospel principles every day of my life as I live them. They make me happy :)
Oh wow, I have so many stories! Sometimes I pray for little, trivial things-- once I prayed that a bird outside my window would quiet down so my son wouldn't wake from his nap yet. (I was pregnant and so tired, and needed a nap badly myself...) Immediately the bird went away. Last year during flu season, I prayed and asked for my family to not get sick during a specific week so that I could go visit my newborn niece.... We got sick a week or two before and were perfectly healthy the day we needed to get in the car for the roadtrip! So many little experiences like these solidify my knowledge, day after day after day, that God is listening to my prayers and answering them with love. I have also seen big answers to prayers-- during my time in Peru as a missionary for the church, for example. One gentleman was suffering-- his wife had just left him, and he had just had open heart surgery. He was lonely and devastated and sick, and he prayed to God. He asked God to show him that he had a reason to live-- to give him a sign that He existed. A few minutes later, my missionary companion and I knocked on his door.
Right now, I am the secretary for the women's organization in my local area. I have the opportunity to get to know and serve the other women of the church and I love it!