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Hi I'm Nachelle

I'm twenty-six years old, a college graduate, mother of two, wife, Les-Miserables-loving, happy to be living. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology that I got in 2005, at the age of 20. I have two beautiful daughters, and am a stay-at-home mom. While this might brand me as your typical Mormon, I think that I am so lucky and blessed to be able to stay at home with my girls. I love video games, musicals, Lord of the Rings, and spending time with my family. While I am not one of those crazy people who LOVE couponing, I am a fan of good deals, and utilize coupons and savvy shopping to stretch out the budget to let me stay home. I do work from home, although I describe myself primarily as a stay-at-home mom. (I am still looking for a better description than "stay-at-home mom", which sounds super boring and lame. Homemaker I dislike. Housewife is even worse. Let me know if you have a better term). I do customer service, data entry, and back-end web work for a website. I love music, but have very eclectic tastes. Being a child of the eighties, I love Elton John, Billy Joel, Chicago, etc. I play the piano (on my grand piano that used to be my baby before I had children), sing, and am trying to learn the guitar (it is much harder than the piano). I like to travel, even though it scares me sometimes (I have a horror story of being stuck in Paris with no way out. It is kind of anti-climatic, because obviously, I did get out.) I have been to Mexico, Canada, France, Switzerland, England, Wales, Italy, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands, and of course, the United States.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the gospel. While I am not one of those descended on every side from the great Mormon pioneers, I was blessed to be born into a family that had the gospel. However, my family did not attend church regularly, and so I had to choose my own way. Being the skeptic that I am, I always say that I had to be born into the Church to be introduced to it. When I was younger, I developed the foundation of my testimony, which was entirely based on prayer. I had been taught, and I knew it without a shadow of a doubt, that I could pray, and Heavenly Father and Jesus would hear me, and answer me. Having started reading at an early age, I read in the Book of Mormon, in Moroni 10:4-5, where the prophet Moroni tells us that if we pray and ask if the Book of Mormon is true, we will be given a witness. Therefore, I followed (I like formulas with promises...it is an easy way to test if things are true). I prayed, and from that moment on I have known that this is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is the Lord's church, and I am grateful to be a part of it. Faith is a hard thing for me to have, and I am not a fan of not having solid proof. But I know that God listens when we pray, and having received that unshakeable witness that this is His true church upon the earth, I cannot be anything but a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love being in the church, as it is an instant community of friends. For the past three years, I have worked with the children ages 18 months to 12 years old. I have been in charge of organizing events, helping the children learn songs and scripture, and loving them. It has been so much fun, and while I taught the children as a group, in the past I have been in charge of teaching smaller groups of them, which is even more fun. While a class full of three-year-olds may sound intimidating, they are so full of love, and besides that...as Bill Cosby knew..they say the funniest things. I am now in charge of overseeing the activities of the women 18 years and older in my community. It is a huge change from teaching the children, but I am loving it so far. As a mom, it is nice to interact with adults! Besides being in charge of the activities, I also visit three women monthly. We all visit each other to check and make sure no one needs anything, and just to be a built-in friend. For our last few activities for all the women, we have done a service auction which was so much fun (everyone donated a service, like babysitting, banana bread, etc., and then we bid based on points we got for various thing...example...if you thought about exercise during the last month, you got 5 points, if you actually exercised, you got 15 points). We also have done girls' nights in, recipes exchanges, and just general hanging out...and as always eating. I also play the piano for the choir, although I would love to sing in it too. My husband is in charge of the teenage boys ages 12-18, so I help him a lot with that as well. That's the great thing about the church...there is always something that needs to be done, and a whole community of people who want to do it.