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Hi I'm Charliece

My ancestors are mostly French with some Germans and a few Irish. I have 13 nieces and nephews. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in Botany. My parents were converts to the church when I was very young, so I am the first genealogist in my family and have researched my ancestors for over forty years. Since I haven't married, I chose to serve a mission just before turning forty and was called to the Columbus Ohio mission. I have served in the Young Women's camp and sports programs, taught women and children, and been a leader in family history programs. I love to sing and have been in local and regional choirs as well as singing baritone in a Sweet Adeline chorus.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be taught the gospel as a child and I never doubted what I was taught. I first knew that I had a testimony when I was a teenager. I was at a Girls Camp sacrament meeting and as the bread was passed I remember feeling the Spirit witness that this was true. The principals of the Gospel connect to my spirit and make perfect sense to me. I don't follow every principal perfectly, of course, but I know they are true.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday possible, even on vacation. Some of my best experiences have been visiting with members of the Church when I travel. At home, I alternate between teaching a class of six-year-old children and playing the piano for the children's meetings. When my family needs help, I am first in line to babysit or help in other ways. I wanted my family to get together regularly, so I started "Second Sunday Soup": I make a batch or two of soup and all the family that can make it comes over to share a meal.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Above all, we believe that God is our loving Father who had the earth created so that every one of his children would have the opportunity to become like him. We believe that He dearly loves each person on the earth and yearns for us to be full of joy. He forgives us freely as we repent and try to follow his commandments, which are only given to us because he knows they keep us on the path that leads to happiness. He is a personage of perfected flesh and bone, appearing like us, and we can become perfected like him through the grace of our Savior and brother, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less