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Hi I'm Chelsea

I'm wife, a homeschooling mom of three kids and I am happy to be a Mormon.

About Me

I love the beauty of the great outdoors. I live in an environmentally diverse area that allows one to explore marine life along the oceanfront, to hiking in the majestic California Redwoods. I love to walk amongst these places regularly. More recently, I have embarked on a wonderful journey homeschooling my three children. I also find great satisfaction in caring for the sick and needy in my community as a Registered Nurse.

Why I am a Mormon

More than anything, I seek for happiness and internal peace in my life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has continually been a source of this happiness and peace for me. I was raised by parents who were members of this church. I knew no other religious faith besides this one while I was growing up. But I had to determine for myself if this religion which my parents taught me about and hoped I would embrace was true. I asked questions like anyone else would on my quest for truth. As a youth, one of my earliest queries was to know if in fact Heavenly Father was real and aware of me personally. I still remember to this day the overwhelming feeling of love and warmth I felt in my heart, as I prayed to know the answer to this question. Knowing that I could pray and receive a personal witness for myself of this truth has motivated me to search further and come to know more about His son Jesus Christ, the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, continuing revelation through a living prophet and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Because of asking questions and sincerely desiring for answers to these things, I have come to know the truth I have been seeking. Through living the teachings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, I have been able to find ongoing happiness and peace in my life.

How I live my faith

I love children. I am blessed to teach children from as young as 18 months up through 11 years beautiful music that teaches them of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each Sunday I meet with them to learn these songs which convey messages of God's love for them and faith in Jesus Christ. I also help members of our congregation prepare physically for emergencies and potential disasters that lie ahead. I organize regular visits to the local LDS Church cannery where we can food commodities for individual familys' long-term food storage needs.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Chelsea
We are created in the image of our Heavenly Father. We are his spirit children. He has created these incredible physical bodies to house our spirits here on earth. Our spirits and our bodies are integrally connected with each other. How we care for our physical bodies directly effects our spiritual health. The fuel I feed my body, the exercise I give it, adequate rest, refraining from taking harmful and addictive substances into my body and dressing myself modestly are all important practices I follow because I consider my body a temple for my spirit. I have been able to accomplish more good and feel good about myself by following these habits. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Chelsea
As a church member, I have learned firsthand the great blessing of the welfare services of the Mormon Church. During 1989, a massive earthquake hit the area in which I was living. Devastation was widespread. Without delay, the church came to the rescue of many in my community who were immediately left homeless and without basic necessities. It is in this spirit, that church members world wide help lift and help others when hard times hit. Show more Show less