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I'm a Christian woman living in the South with my husband and three loving children. I lead a happy life, spending time with my little ones, volunteering at their schools, laughing with my husband, and serving my community here in Texas. I love reading, rainstorms, hugging my kids, going on vacation pretty much anywhere, and Mexican food. I owe all of my happiness and optimistic disposition to my family, my faith, and my Lord, Jesus Christ.
I was raised as a Mormon, but now that I am an adult, being Mormon is definitely a choice that I have made, and continue to make every day. I am a Mormon because I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, that he visited his brothers and sisters in America after His death, and that the prophets in this part of the world were real men who recorded their experiences in the Book of Mormon. I believe that God has not left us without a prophet. Thomas S. Monson is a prophet in the same way that Moses, Noah, and Isaiah were prophets in Biblical times. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church on the earth today, and since these truths are undeniable to me because of the experiences I have had, I am devoted to my religion. I am a Mormon because being one makes me happy, helps me teach my children, and helps me understand God's love for me and everyone around me.
We do genealogy work because we believe that our ancestors need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in order to gain eternal life after death. By collecting and researching ancestors' names and by performing ordinances for them in our temples, we believe we are assisting them in reaching exaltation. I personally LOVE to do family history work. I have learned so much about my ancestors and my living relatives by researching their lives, their locations, and their families, that I feel as if I have come to know them. They are a part of me, and I feel that by learning about them and recording their life stories, I am paying them respect and helping their legacies to grow. None of us wants to be forgotten. As Mormons, we believe that our family relationships can be eternal. I want to be with my own children forever, and I believe that I can be with my ancestors forever, too. I'd just like to know who they are before we get there.
I currently serve in the organization for the Young Women of our church (ages 12-18). I teach them gospel and scripture-based lessons on Sundays and plan and carry out activities for them each Wednesday. I also work with the other women in my organization to look after the spiritual and social welfare of the girls in our congregation. We meet often to discuss their needs, to pray for guidance, and to find ways to reach out to them and help them gain testimonies of our Savior. As a mother of three children, I try to teach correct, Christian principles. I want my children to feel God's love, to recognize it in their every day lives, and to help their friends feel it, too. I know that their lives are going to be filled with challenges that will demand faith and gumption to endure, and though I'm a little scared for them, I am also confident that they are strong enough and have faith enough to do the right thing. Of course, I learn those same lessons even as I teach the scouts and my own kids. It's a win-win. I strive to serve in the temple in Dallas a few times every month. I know that by helping my ancestors learn about the gospel in this way, that they can be blessed even though they have already passed on. I find such peace in the temple, and I am so grateful that there is one close to me.