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Hi I'm Charity

I love science and learning. I'm a mother of two. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn. I always like to have a book or article to read or be thinking about. I love to draw. I enjoy singing, especially with my sisters or my daughters. I love kids, animals, and growing things. Growing up we had lots of livestock and a big garden. My parents taught me the importance of hard work, family togetherness, and education. I studied biochemistry in college and then served a mission in Chile for a year and a half. After that I met a wonderful man and am now married with two adorable little girls. I am a full time mother and I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the teachings of the church help me to have a close relationship with my Father in Heaven. I can pray to him personally, feel the love that he has for me, and receive answers to my prayers. I know I have a literal savior, Jesus Christ, who has made it possible for me to return to my Father in Heaven. My goal is to come to know them better. The gospel, restored through Joseph Smith, allows me to do that.

How I live my faith

I try to follow Christ's example of service by looking for opportunities to serve in my community, and my family. The Church gives lots of opportunities to help others-- sewing dresses for the children of Africa, planting trees, cleaning state parks, and bringing meals to people who are going through hard times are just a few examples. One thing I love in the church is the annual Mormon helping hands day when all the members get together and do service for the community. In addition all members of the church have the opportunity to serve fellow members by accepting what we call "callings". My husband and I teach Sunday-school to the 4 and 5 year olds together. I think about how much Christ loves the children and feel that I am drawing closer to him by learning to love these little ones and teach them as he would. I am grateful for the experience. I have held many different "callings" in the church usually working with kids and feel that it is such an inspired and wonderful way for church members to grow. Of course the most important place to live my faith is with my family. I try to follow Christ's example of love, service, and forgiveness with my husband and children. The atonement of Jesus Christ finds application as I try to become a better person each day. I can feel Christ lifting me and drawing me closer to him as I try, and try again each day to live my faith a little better. 

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Charity
Visitors are always welcomed to church meetings. You don't need an invitation or to know anyone in the congregation in order to come. People will be happy to see you and welcome you to the meeting. In the main meeting families all meet together and take the sacrament, sing hymns, and listen to messages prepared by members of the congregation. This meeting lasts for an hour. Children and adults of all ages come to this meeting so you shouldn't feel worried about coming with your kids, or grandkids. Either before or after the main meeting we also have classes. There are separate classes for children, adults, and teenagers. With lessons tailored to the age group. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Charity
A mission is paid for by the missionary. sometimes family members or friends will also help out. Show more Show less