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Hi I'm Noel.

I'm a mom, a College Grad and I used to work in Special Ed. My family and my faith mean everything to me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the mother of a beautiful little girl, and I'm married to a wonderful man, who is supportive and loving. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and worked in a specialized Autism program before getting married and becoming a full-time mom. I loved my job, and it was hard to say goodbye to those kids. I hope to go back to school in the future and get a Master's in Speech Pathology. With a sweet little girl demanding much of my attention, it's hard to cultivate hobbies. But when I have the time I enjoy reading, singing, playing the piano, writing my own songs, making cards, and spending time with friends and family members. I also grew up in the mountains, and I love being outdoors. Traveling has always been a love of mine. My mother is Swiss, so I've spent a lot of time in Europe. I also lived in Spain for over a year, serving a mission for the Mormon Church. I miss that beautiful country, the culture, and the people I came to love.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the doctrine taught within the Mormon Church is true. I grew up attending the Mormon Church, and I always felt happy as I tried to live the things that my parents taught me. I didn't follow them blindly though. I wanted to find answers for myself, and really make sure that I had faith in the things that I was taught. When I was a teenager I began a serious study of the Book of Mormon. I prayed to know whether or not it was a true book, inspired of God, and He answered my prayers with a feeling of peace and joy. I know that Heavenly Father spoke to me through the Spirit, and that He will answer your prayers as you sincerely go to Him for help. My faith in Jesus Christ has been strengthened as I've read and tried to apply the teachings in the Book of Mormon, and the Bible. Jesus Christ is the center of our faith, and our only hope for salvation. He is the reason that I continue to go to Church, and try to live my faith. I want to please Him, and my Heavenly Father. I want to become like them, and to love others as Christ does. As a mother, I want to teach my children the truth. I know that security and happiness are found through living the teachings of Jesus Christ. I want others to know of that same lasting happiness that I have found in my life. I want them to know how much they are worth, to know of their great potential to do good, and to feel the love of the Savior.

How I live my faith

My parents took us to Church every Sunday when I was a child, and I continue to attend every week as an adult. I have been able to serve as a Sunday School teacher, a music chorister, an activity planner/coordinator for young adults, the President of our Women's Organization, and I currently visit different women in the Church every month as a Visiting Teacher. I get to know who they are, and provide service as it is needed. I've made some amazing friends through Visiting Teaching. My faith is not limited to Sundays. I try to live what I believe every day of the week. I try to be like Jesus. Every Monday night is devoted to our family, as we participate in Family Night. We have a gospel lesson, play a game, and enjoy time together. We also try to find opportunities to reach out to others throughout the week.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Noel.
The Church believes that everyone on the Earth is a son or daughter of God, and that we are all equal. Everyone should be treated with respect, and no one should be stripped of their rights regardless of their sexual orientation. That being said, the Church also has declared that "marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God," and that "Gender is an essential characteristic of individual...identity and purpose." Marriage is a religious institution, and we believe that the definition of marriage pertains to the union of a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage is another thing entirely, and we don't want the traditional definition of marriage to change because we believe that it is ordained of God. We support civil unions, and do not want to strip those who practice homosexuality of their rights, we just want to protect marriage. Show more Show less