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Hi I'm Carleen

I am a mother, a wife, and an educator. I know 3 languages. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a city girl that struggled a long time to raise my son as a single mother. I have put myself through college and have earned a Masters degree. Just a few years ago, I had married a wonderful man.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 10 years old. My family stayed with the church for 2 years then stopped for whatever reason. However I continued because of the support of a friend my age. In a small ward we were the only 2 girls for quite some time. When we both reached adulthood, my friend moved on to college and I stayed put. I fell away from the church for several years only attending occasionally. The worldly views were misdirecting me. I had a son not long after high school. When he was in his preteen years, I truly started to feel that something was missing in both of our lives. After speaking with my bishop, he asked me to do a number of things. One was to pray and ask Heavenly Father if He loved me. Then to wait as long as it would take to get my answer. When I did pray, it did not take long to get my answer. It was powerful and certain. Since that time I have not fallen away from my Father in Heaven though the world around me tries to bring me down. I know that Heavenly Father loves you and if you pray and ask Him, He WILL answer you. I know this to be true and I say this in Jesus name. Amen

How I live my faith

Currently I am serving in a branch as a Women's leader. I pray for guidance to know what to teach and how to reach out to bring the gospel to everyone. It is very challenging to be in a branch because we are small in numbers. However that never stops me because we are not small in Spirit. I believe Heavenly Father will give me strength and guidance to His will, no matter the daily challenges. We can overcome them by trusting the Lord and always asking for guidance. Through the Holy Ghost, Our Father answers our prayers.

What is the Book of Mormon?

It is another testament of Jesus Christ which took place on the America continent. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No. We do praise him, just like we praise other prophets such as Noah and Moses. Joseph Smith just like the prophets of old has done some great work. He has made great sacrifices to follow the commandments of God and to help bring salvation to us all. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

They will talk about Christ and His church and God's plan for us. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Latter-Day Saints help everyone that is in need because we are all brothers and sisters; God's children. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Christ teaches us to serve one another. By serving others we are actually serving our Lord. When we give of ourselves we no longer focus on the negativity aspects that effect our own lives. We are now geared toward positive aspects and this results "true happiness". Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Yes families can be together forever. This is Heavenly Father's plan to be eternally happy. Through His teachings we can do so. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Faith is believing in something that you cannot see. It is not having all the information but you believe it to be true. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Yes Christ appeared to the people in the America continent. There is a reference of it made in the New Testament John 10:16 - "...other sheep that are not of this fold..." Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

The scriptures, the beauty of nature, all the amazing creatures and when I pray I feel His love. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

We try to do all we can for our families here on earth. Families sacrifice things to help out one another. Christ made the ultimate sacrifice for us. We are not perfect but He is and He is the only way to return to Our Father. Show more Show less