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Hi I'm Stacy May

I was raised Catholic and grew up in the country. I'm an artist, a therapist, an environmental activist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I use to be a graphic designer, but that ended when the economy went bad. I am now an occupational therapist. I have two young children that I raise with my husband of eleven years (who is not a Mormon). I work a business from home part-time and enjoy gardening, painting and dancing to pop and techno.

Why I am a Mormon

I had gone to a church pagent that the is put on every summer near where I live. I had been many times in past years, and I saw it as just a night out to see a fantastic Broadway quality show for free. One of the actors came up and talked to me. She was a mother who was in the show with her husband and EIGHT children. The youngest was an infant she had swaddled to her, integrated into her costume so she could carry her around even on stage. At this time in my life I was a new mom. I thought about how I had trouble packing up my baby just to go to the store, and here this women drove accross the country, from Utah to New York, with her eight children in order to volunteer in a show for two weeks. It impressed me that she would do so much because of her faith. And she seemed happy to do it. So when she asked me if I'd like to learn more I said "sure". A week or so latter, two female missinaries came to my door. What they told me felt right, like I had already known everything they taught me. I was difficult for me to turn away from the Catholic church however, as I was very active in it. But I knew that what the missionaries had taught me was true, and I felt so much love when I went to their Sunday service. I was eventually baptised a year-and-a-half later, and I'm so happy that I was.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday school for the young adults in our church. I have young men and women ages 12 - 17 all in one room! That's because we live in a rural area so our membership is still small. But it's been so much fun. It's wonderful to know I'm making an impact on a young person's life, and they keep me feeling young myself. I also visit teach some women. At least once a month I try to visit them in their homes and deliver a short lesson. With how busy everyone is, including myself, sometimes I just send them a card, or give them a quick call to let them know I'm thinking about them. But most importantly I pray for them. I try to live my faith directly, by being a good example to my family and my peers. I enjoy giving back to the community, and I am active with my son's cub scout den.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Stacy May
The family is the basic unit of the church. Everything we do focuses on strengthening our families so that we may all be together in happiness forever. We believe that children are holy; gifts sent from God. We believe that marriage is a blessed union, and that through ceremonies in our temples, those marriages and families can be together forever. Because families are the fundimental building block of the church, we rely on our families for many things. We teach and learn about Jesus Christ with each other. We support each other. We encourage each other to live morally. And we first experience love within our families, and love is the founding principle of the teachings of Christ. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Stacy May
Once I realized that God loved me as much as he loves all His children that ever lived on the earth, it was very logical to me that if he had prophets to guide his people in ancient times, he would have prophets to guide his people in modern times. I know that the current president of the church, Thomas S. Monson, is God's chosen prophet today, because the Holy Spirit testifies it to me, and when I hear the prophet's words I know that they are true. Listen to the words of the prophet and consider how knowing God's will can benefit your life. Show more Show less