Hi I'm Lacey
I'm a teacher of the blind and visually impaired, a dog trainer, a fantasy book lover, and I'm a Mormon.
I joined the LDS Church at the age of 19 and I learn to love Jesus Christ more every day. I graduated from a church school (one of the BYU campuses) and I am currently working as a teacher for students with visual impairments and I am a grad student in a special education. I love to read- and I read everything. I also spend a great deal of time training for and participating in competitive events with my dogs- conformation (think Westminser!), hunt tests, obedience, etc. I am the only Mormon in my family, and it's hard at times but Heavenly Father has blessed me for living the gospel. I have never, ever been sorry that I was invited to and listened to the missionaries.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up going to a non-denominational church and gradually quit attending as a teenager, several years after my family did. For the next several years I continued to consider myself a christian but I didn't live a very Christ-like lifestyle. In my freshman year of college I was given an assignment on stereotypes for my psych class. I was to select a stereotyped group of people and explore the stereotypes. I chose members of the LDS faith. For my "research" I attended church and institute-a scholarly class on beliefs and doctrines of the LDS church for college age young adults. Gradually, over time, I slowly came to realize that I had developed a testimony of the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon and the reality of the calling of the Prophet Joseph Smith. So many things I felt God had spoken to my heart throughout my life, were confirmed in the teachings that the missionaries shared with me. The gospel makes sense. I have a solid and profound testimony of the gospel that I've received through prayer and the Holy Ghost, but even without that, I know that the doctrines of the Church simply make sense.
How I live my faith
I love serving in my ward- the name for a congregation of LDS believers. My favorite thing to do is teach- I love to teach about the gospel! I find opportunities to serve my community with others- it is one of the most incredible ways to come to know and love both those you serve and those with whom you offer service. I try to keep the commandments. I know I"m not perfect but when I make a mistake I ask forgiveness and the Lord's blessing to help me do even better. I try to always, always put people- not things or tasks- first.