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Hi I'm Mandy C.

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Utah. I am a wife and a mom.

About Me

I am the youngest of five kids. I grew up in the LDS church - born and raised in Utah. I graduated from Grantsville High School in 2004. My husband and I married in the Bountiful, Utah Temple in July 2006. We are parents to a little boy and toddler girl. We hope to have a large family! My very favorite thing to do is spend time with my family, but I also love sewing, crocheting, dancing, singing, and playing the piano. We also have two dogs, and just this fall we got four chickens. They aren't laying yet, but we hope they will soon! We really love animals, and make good use of our zoo membership!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I consider myself to be very fortunate that I was. Being born into the Church doesn't automatically make you a life-long member though--you have to continue to live the things you have been taught, and I am striving to do so. I have a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have felt the Holy Ghost when I read the Book of Mormon, attend my weekly meetings, go to the Temple, and even just in being around other active members of the Church.

How I live my faith

I strive to read the Book of Mormon daily, pray frequently, go to Sunday meetings, and help teach music to the kids at church. I try to be a good example and reach out to those around me in need.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Mandy C.
I think that our Church is growing as quickly as it is because its members have found great joy in the Gospel, and are anxious to share this joy with their friends, family, and co-workers. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Mandy C.
Families are important because they are the people who support us when we're down, rejoice with us when we're happy, and are there everywhere in between!! I didn't get along with my siblings 100% of the time growing up, but now I consider them to be my very best friends, especially my sister--even though she is nine years older than me. Also, in our Church, we believe that families can be together forever. Marriage doesn't have to end at death! I adore my husband, and can't imagine being apart from him in the next life. I will get to see my beloved grandparents again someday, as well as the children I lost to miscarriage. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Mandy C.
Our Church discourages abortions. We believe strongly in the sanctity of human life. I know that crisis pregnancies can and do occur, but there are better options than abortion. Adoption is a wonderful option that can bless the lives of many. Our Church actually has a wonderful counseling program--LDS Family Services--that can help women facing crisis pregnancy to find the best path for them. And, should a woman choose to place her baby for adoption, she can do so through LDS Family Services. Show more Show less