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Hi I'm Charity

I married my high school sweetheart and am a mother of 4. I'm also a foster parent. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my high school sweetheart and am now *11 years later- the mother of 4 beautiful children. Our life together has not been without challenges - but our blessings have been and continue to amaze me! We have moved our family many times. We have gone through changes and loss of employment. As a mother, I enjoy scrapbooking, and cheering on my kids at activities like soccer, baseball and swimming lessons. As a woman, my passions are books and music. I have learned the importance of balance and continue to try to give myself time for myself.

Why I am a Mormon

This may seem odd, but although I had grandparents who were members of the church, I found the gospel through the missionary efforts of a neighbor across the street when I was just 13. I knew I had found something special when I went to Primary with her on Sunday. I even attended conference, dressed in my Sunday clothes, in her family's living room. My mother's quiet example and the songs she shared in my childhood helped me recognize the truth of the Gospel when it came to me. I also found, in the Gospel, a true understanding of my purpose in this life. I continue to work towards my salvation. I know I will not be saved with my dear family without strict adherence to His laws. I also know of the importance of staying true to the promises I have made both at baptism and in the temple. I am grateful for the guidance of a latter-day prophet. I believe in his counsel. I know he speaks with God and guides the church in the way the Lord sees fit. Our gospel is perfect, even if those who do the work with our hands aren't. I am grateful to work towards building the kingdom through my callings and with my own family. I know that those who seek for the gospel will find it. I am grateful that it is not just part of my life, but it encompasses my life. I write these words as my testimony. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

Currently I work with the youth of our church. I keep the role on Sundays and help teach Sunday School in a group setting quarterly. I also plan when our munchkins will give talks and say prayers during our group meetings. My calling is very rewarding. The children love to come to church and learn about Christ and His plan for us. I also live my faith by providing foster care. I do not always have placements, as I take sufficient time off for my family, so we can stay close and keep our focus. But often, we take in a child who doesn't have a home. We provide that child with love and nurture them during a difficult time of removal in their life. We also babysit foster kids, to give their caregivers some much needed time off. I also visit with 4 other sisters in the church to be sure they are doing well. Sometimes I watch their children to help out or provide them or their kids with rides for activities. But more often than not, I am simply a listening ear for them. A partner and I also go into their homes monthly to provide a message from the scriptures.

What is being a Mormon like?

Charity
Being a member means you have a family- no matter where you live in the world. Partaking in the Gospel of Christ reminds us all that we are God's children. He is our Father and loves each of us. We are asked to do the same when we are baptized. We are to love our neighbors. I have been a member for 17 years and I am always impressed at the service we receive from members. We are also givers of service. When people move- we are there to pack the boxes and fill the truck. When families are sick- we bring over bread and make phone calls to check on them. When babies are born- we offer our hand-me-downs and deliver meals. We look out for one another. I love being a member of His church. Show more Show less