Hi I'm Stephanie
I am a desert loving, music playing, forever student from Phoenix. I currently live in Phoenix and am finishing up my doctorate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Disorders. I work at the Phoenix Temple as a clerk and am so grateful for the everyday spirit I get to feel there. I love to run out in the desert sun and hang out with my nieces and nephew. I enjoy music and play the piano, flute, guitar and of course, the ukulele! People make me happy and you'll often find me in a crowd, trying to make someone smile.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I know it's true. I know my Father in Heaven is cheering me on and waiting for me to grow and learn and come back to Him. I know that there is a plan and a purpose to live and it makes me see things differently. I see the world as being full of God's children all working towards being their best selves and try to encourage potential in those I come in contact with. I am a Mormon because it's right and I love it.
How I live my faith
I live my faith weekly, hourly, daily, minute to minute and second to very second. I live and breath the Gospel for it is the very fabric of who I am. Without the Gospel, I'm not sure anything would make any sense to me! I try to serve. I try to reach out to those who need me. It feels powerful to help someone smile and I do all I can to affect people for the positive. I serve in the Relief Society, the church's organization for women. I find such joy in the way the church respects, takes care of and considers women and their specific needs. I feel revered, loved and cared for as a women in this church and love the opportunity to help lead and serve in this organization. I support families with disabilities within the church. I help train, provide respite and friendship, and remind them of the good things even when hard things can be so hard. I like to teach Primary and Nursery leaders how to better handle difficult children and to find ways in the church to better support unique needs, both with kids and adults. I think it's important to remember the one, just like Christ did.