Hi I'm Chelsea
I am currently serving in the Maryland Baltimore Mission. Before, I was at BYU studying Early Childhood Education. I want to be a kindergarten teacher. I love reading and I also really love music. I play six different instruments, including the flute, bass clarinet, bassoon, oboe, tenor sax, and the alto sax.
Why I am a Mormon
Growing up I always just trusted my parents that this church was true. I never was the type of person to doubt and to ask if this really was true. I just believed it. How could it be wrong? Being a member has blessed me so much. When I was about eight years old my mother my mother had to start using a wheelchair. Because of this my family grew closer because we had to step up and help a lot more. There were times when I had to turn to my Father in Heaven and really ask for strength. Because of my parents teaching me I was able to get that help I needed. I grew in my faith and it wasn't until I became a missionary, when people kept asking how I knew, that I actually started to wonder if this was really true. It was then that I started to ask that question. I remember the day that I got on my knees and I asked if this church was true and I didn't get an answer that day. I remember sitting in a meeting listening to others talk about their faith when an overwhelming feeling came over me and from that day forward I have never doubted that this is true. It is that extra push that keeps me going.
Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?
Forgiveness is one of the teachings of the Savior that has influenced my life so much. Not only forgiving others but forgiving myself. I have had times when I needed to repent and I would but I would not feel forgiveness at all. This is only because I could not forgive myself, and I went and my Bishop helped me learn that we can be forgiveness. I am grateful that I have been taught this principle.
How I live my faith
Just by being myself and striving to be Christlike every single day. Following Christ is a daily task and everyday we need to be working harder to become the best we can be. I can be an example to those I am around and by just smiling I can help others have a better day. Serving others is also important. Serving and not expecting anything in return is a way to show others Christ's love.