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Hi I'm GiGi

I'm a young, brand new wife enjoying the blessings of the gospel! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hmm.. Where to begin? I'm tempted to launch into a full-out autobiography, but sense that is not quite appealing :) My name is GiGi and I'm a Mormon. I actually could consider myself a new "official" Mormon. I was born in the covenant, meaning my parents were married and sealed in the temple prior to my birth, but my family left the church when I was 10 years old. All through my childhood and adolescence, I struggled with what the "right" religion was. I always accepted that Jesus Christ was my Savior, but never felt right with many of the other religions out there. I led a normal life and was doing things I probably shouldn't have been doing. In 2009, I miscarried a child out of wedlock and my life was turned upside-down! It took a year, but when I finally did make it back to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, everything started falling in place! Now, I'm married to a returned missionary and we got married in the Washington D.C. Temple! I am currently working as a nanny part-time and a server full-time. My husband is in school at BYU-I full-time and I love living withing sight of a temple!!!

Why I am a Mormon

All through my adolescence, I searched to find the right church. I visited several churches, but didn't seem to "feel" right at any of them. Because my parents had been Mormon and divorced and had set bad examples for me, I unfairly judged that all Mormons were the same. In 2009, I miscarried a child and started questioning my faith. At the time, I was still "church-hopping". In 2010, my dad and his then fiancee delivered a still-born. Having nowhere to turn for financial and emotional support, my dad turned to the only source of strength he knew, which happened to be our local LDS church. Although he had been inactive from the church for 10 years and was not living according to the standards, the church was quick to help financially and emotionally. That was all it took. I went to church that Sunday to thank them for the tremendous support and have not missed a Sunday since! Since then, I have learned that my Savior died for me. For everyone, really, but also specifically for me! I have read the Book of Mormon, and its truth has been confirmed for me through the amazing power of the Holy Ghost. I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ on this Earth, and I know that my Father in Heaven authorized Joseph Smith to be a Prophet in order to restore the gospel to our dispensation! I know so much more about my individual meaning of life because I know that my Father in Heaven loves me and has a plan for me!

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a Visiting Teaching Supervisor. The visiting teaching program ensures that all the women of the church are building relationships with the other women. It is a way to be sure that everyone is taken care of! I oversee the efforts to make sure that nobody is left out and that everyone is doing her part!

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

The Mormon lifestyle is happy. I wake up in the morning, say my morning prayer, get up, showered, brush my teeth and get dressed. I wear normal, modest clothes. I'd like to say I'm trendy, so a typical outfit would include comfortable jeans, flip-flops, a graphic t-shirt, maybe a hoodie, and color-matching accessories. On the way to work, I listen to the radio, but change the station whenever a song talking about sex, drugs, or alcohol comes on. I've really learned to love Oldies! I go to work, and nobody can really tell that I'm any different, except my coworkers know I don't like for them to curse around me. I have tons of non-Mormon friends and spend time with all sorts of people on a daily basis. My weekends consist of resting, reading, cleaning, going out with friends, and then my Sundays are my favorite days! On Sunday, I go to Church, and spend the rest of the day with my family doing uplifting things! We talk about the gospel and play games! My life really isn't very different from anybody else's! Show more Show less