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Hi I'm Stevie

I grew up in New Jersey, joined the church in Kentucky. I teach 6th grade. I'm a single mom with two daughters, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in New Jersey and moved to Ohio to go to school. I got married and moved to northwest Ohio. I had two great daughters while living there. I joined the LDS Church there and shortly thereafter moved to northern Kentucky. my marriage unfortunately did not survive. My oldest child went to BYU and my youngest daughter and I decided to move to Utah also. I put myself through school and now I am a 6th grade teacher which is a job I completely love. I now have three fantastic and beautiful grandsons who are the light of my life

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a devout Presbyterian by a wonderful mother. When I had my own family I took my little girls to the Presbyterian Church every week. My husband at the time, never attended church with me. I was sitting in church one day and I had the feeling that there must be something more in regard to spirituality. I just felt that God had more for me, but I had no idea what it was. I went home and fervently prayed for answers. Two days later, LDS missionaries knocked on my door with a message. I didn't make the connection at the time, but I am so very grateful that they followed the promptings of the Spirit. They began to teach me about the restored gospel, but I was resistant at first. I was afraid to make a change of that magnitude in my life, even though I was beginning to believe what they told me was true. I read the Book of Mormon basically in two nights, and had a deep feeling of confirmation that it was the word of God. I prayed for several days and knew that I knew. My husband asked me to go to church for two months straight and then he would support me. I was baptized on August 15th, 1991 and it has blessed my life more than I can ever say. My two daughters have remained strong faithful Mormon women and listening to those humble young missionaries was the best decision I ever made.

How I live my faith

I serve in the womens organization. I teach Sunday School once a month. I love studying the scriptures and teaching about it. I try really hard to read scriptures everyday and get so much comfort and guidance when I read the words of the Lord. Jesus Christ is the central figure in my life and I give thanks everyday for his example and his sacrifice for me. I visit three women in my ward every month along with a companion. We make sure that they are doing ok and that they know that there is always someone that cares for them and is there is they need us. I am so blessed to live near one of our temples and I go there as often as I can to renew covenants I've made there. I love this church, and I love the wonderful feeling item when I serve my brothers and sisters.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

It was really important for me to know if Mormonism was true, as I was investigating the Church. I felt so good about what the missionaries were teaching me, but I had to know for sure. So I put it to the test. I prayed with all my heart and soul to know the truth. It was manifested to me that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw. I had such a warm and comforting feeling of confirmation. I humbled myself enough to let the Spirit of the Lord teach me and confirm that it was of God. Show more Show less