Hi I'm Candida
I am currently a support specialist/administrative assistant in the Church Educational System. I have worked as a high school math teacher and a school bus driver. My interests have included classic cars, music, sewing, video games, and dancing.
Why I am a Mormon
When I was about 13 years old, I had questions about religion even though I was raised a Mormon. After much pondering, I concluded that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There were so many teachings and explanations that other religions did not have. Through personal prayer I have grown closer to God. As I continue to learn about Jesus, it's important for me to change my life so it is more like His.
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
I love doing family history/genealogy work! We try to find all the names of our ancestors so we can perform their baptisms in our temples. I greatly respect my ancestors and their trials while they lived here on earth. Because I was raised in the Church, I have a great responsibility toward helping my ancestors gain eternal life with our Heavenly Father. Hundreds of my ancestors have had their baptisms performed for them in the temple. I know there are many more waiting in the spirit world for their baptisms to be done. I look forward to the day when I can meet them and rejoice with them as part of God's family.
How can your talents and gifts bless others?
I was blessed with the talent of playing the piano. While growing up in the Church I have had many opportunities to share and develop my piano talent by accompanying others while they sing or play instruments. I discovered there was a need for more organists at church and decided to learn the organ. After only one month of organ lessons, I was called to be the organist for our congregation. It has been great sharing and developing this talent while the church members share their patience and understanding with me. In this way, I have been able to bless others by providing the music so they can, in turn, bless others by praising God through song.
How I live my faith
I am a co-leader for my daughter's Girl Scout troop. I voluntarily sew on patches and badges earned by the 40 girls in our troop onto their troop sashes and vests. Each child is a daughter/son of God and it's important that they learn their self-worth not just through church but also through being part of society. Volunteering is very important to me because it's a way for me to show my love to all of God's children. We are all God's children.