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Hi I'm Stacey

I grew up in a small town. I am a pianist. I am an instructor in family and human development. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the country and am the youngest of seven children. I like to spend time with my nieces and nephews. I love the mountains, hiking and camping. I grew up playing the piano. I also played the saxophone and was in a jazz band in high school. My favorite sport is softball. I played on a community league for several summers when I was younger. I studied Family and Consumer Science Education (Home Economics Education) and Family and Human development. I teach online. I used to dislike running, but I joined some friends who were training for a half marathon and ran one this summer. I served an LDS mission in the United States, Spanish-speaking. I love Mexican food, and languages and new cultures.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints. I always had a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it was when I went to college and was on my own that my testimony was strengthened a lot. I was influenced by a lot of wonderful people who were members of my faith. I know that God is a loving Heavenly Father who knows me and loves me. I know that He has a plan for me for not only this life, but for after this life as well. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that He has given His life so that we can return to our Heavenly Father. I know that Christ's church was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know that there is a living prophet today who speaks what Heavenly Father would want us to know. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me and all people. He has made a way for families to be together forever after this life.

How I live my faith

I try to be an active participant in my church by attending the meetings and activities and supporting others in their responsibilities. I currently am one of the organists for my ward and I play for the choir. I love that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gives people the opportunity to use their talents and abilities and also to develop new ones. Another opportunity that we have is to be a visiting teacher. We go with another sister and visit teach a few women within our congregation and share a message. I enjoy doing this because I make new friendships with people that I might not otherwise meet. I learn a lot from the women that I visit teach. Part of living my faith is simply trying to do my best each day to be a better person than I was the day before. I know that the atonement of Jesus Christ helps me to become more than I could become on my own.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Stacey
When Christ established His church upon the earth He called 12 apostles. The church was built on the foundation of apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:19-20) with Jesus Christ being the "chief cornerstone." Christs church then set a pattern for how His church should be established. When the church was restored upon the earth it became patterned after the original church with 12 apostles. Christ leads His church, but calls men in our day to help to lead the church. We have a living prophet who receives direction from Christ. Under that direction there are also 12 apostles who are called as special witnesses of Christ to help preach the gospel to all the world. Show more Show less