Hi I'm Cécile
It was in my family where I learned the importance of giving and sharing.
I was raised in a large family outside of Paris. The only girl with eight brothers! It was in my family where I learned the importance of giving and sharing. With nine kids in an apartment, we learned to help each other out. I am a fashion designer and have worked at some of the top fashion houses in Paris, but spent most of my career with Christian Dior. I love little children and find great satisfaction in working with orphans in developing countries like Nepal and Morocco.
I was raised by wonderful parents as part of another faith. When I was a college student, I had visited the United States and had spent a couple days in Utah. I was impressed with the Mormons and felt something very peaceful there. Then, three years later, the Mormon missionaries knocked on my door. I welcomed them in and began to listen to their message. But I told them that until I knew for sure that what they were teaching me was true, I wasn’t going to join their church. They had given me a Book of Mormon, but I just left it on the table and didn’t open it. Then one day, I saw it sitting there and thought, “I need to read it.” So I started to study it. This began a journey for me of seeking to know for myself if Jesus Christ really lived. One night, I knelt down to pray for an answer to this question. I told myself I wouldn’t stop praying until I had an answer. I prayed all night long, which was something I had never done before. And then the answer came. It’s difficult to describe. It was an overwhelming feeling of peace and of light. Everything was clear. And I knew that Jesus lived and that this was his church, and I couldn’t deny it. The next day I told the missionaries that I knew that Jesus lived and that what they were teaching me was true. I was baptized soon after that. I am a Mormon because I came to know that it was truly the church of Jesus Christ. That was more than 37 years ago and I have tried ever since to live my life as Jesus would want me to.