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Hi I'm Candida

I'm half Hispanic and I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. I'm a cancer survivor and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a support specialist/administrative assistant in the Church Educational System. I have worked as a high school math teacher and a school bus driver. My interests have included classic cars, music, sewing, video games, and dancing.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about 13 years old, I had questions about religion even though I was raised a Mormon. After much pondering, I concluded that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There were so many teachings and explanations that other religions did not have. Through personal prayer I have grown closer to God. As I continue to learn about Jesus, it's important for me to change my life so it is more like His.

How I live my faith

I am a co-leader for my daughter's Girl Scout troop. I voluntarily sew on patches and badges earned by the 40 girls in our troop onto their troop sashes and vests. Each child is a daughter/son of God and it's important that they learn their self-worth not just through church but also through being part of society. Volunteering is very important to me because it's a way for me to show my love to all of God's children. We are all God's children.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone on the earth, including those who have already lived and those who have yet to live on earth. There are many, many people who have lived on the earth and were never told about the Gospel. Those people are taught the Gospel in the spirit world. When one accepts the teachings of Jesus Christ, they get baptized to show their commitment to live as Jesus did. In order to get baptized, one must have a physical body. Since those living in the spirit world don't have a physical body, we get baptized for them using their name. In this way, we help them keep the commandment to be baptized in the Lord's name. Even though we perform baptisms for those who have passed on, it doesn't guarantee their salvation. They must choose to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ and accept the baptism that was performed for them. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Each and every person on the face of the earth can know for themselves if Mormonism is true. We have been told we can go to our Heavenly Father in prayer and ask Him if the things we learn are true. This goes for knowledge obtained in school and everyday life but more importantly for knowledge we obtain about God and His son Jesus Christ and our purpose here on earth. Go to Heavenly Father in personal prayer and ask him if you should continue learning about Mormonism. As you learn, keep praying about the things you learn. He will answer your sincere prayers and then it will be up to you to follow His guidance throughout your life. Show more Show less