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Hi I'm Cécile

It was in my family where I learned the importance of giving and sharing.

About Me

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.

Why I am a Mormon

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.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do what Jesus taught. He asked us to serve others, to reach out to the poor and the needy, to comfort the sick and downtrodden. I have dedicated my life to this.