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Hi I'm Candi

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Pennsylvania. I am a wife and a stay at home mom of 3. I have been LDS all my life.

About Me

I am a wife of 8+ years and a stay at home mother for 6. I have 3 children whom I love spending time with! I just started to home school my eldest daughter last year and really loved watching her learn and grow. I plan to continue to teach the rest of my children at home now. It has been a huge way to bond and I love to be involved with their learning. I enjoy crafting and scrapbooking, photography, cooking, reading but most of all I enjoy being with my family, just doing things together and making memories.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member all my life. What I mean is that both my parents were mormon and I was baptised at age 8. I stay a mormon now because I grew up with a mother who was very sick. I learned very young that this life is all too short. I learned that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me and I was blessed through my trials to develope a testimony that the church is true. I really do think that had I not had the experiences I have had, it might have taken me a lot longer to realize the truth of my beliefs. I unfortunately had lost my mother when I was 16. It was through the sorrow and pain of that loss that I turned to my Father in Heaven and pleaded with him for comfort. When that comfort came, I knew without a doubt that I would see my mom again. That we were sealed in the temple and that sealing was a bond unbreakable. I knew that if I stayed true to what I was taught and held tight to the teachings of the gospel, I would see her again. It means so much to me to know that I cannot lose my family. That I can teach my children of the joy they feel when they gain a testimony. It gives me the greatest joy to teach these things to my family and see their faith grow.

How I live my faith

I heard once that being mormon isn't just going to church but its a lifestyle. I completely agree. My family and I have a Family Home Evening every monday night. That is where we set a specific time to gather togeher to teach each other, spend time, plan, play and just grow closer to one another. Our family reads the scriptures every evening and have family prayers together every day. I prepare lessons and teach the 12-13 year old girls on Sundays. I also go to visit a couple women from my ward. I and my visiting partner try to make sure those women feel loved and thought of. We try to help them in any way we can. That is how I try to treat anyone I meet, whether a member of the church or not.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Candi
We have had the Bible but the Bible is only part of what we need. We needed a Restoration because after Jesus Christ was crusified and his apostles died, the gospel was taken off the earth becuase of a widespread apostacy. It was through Joseph Smith that Jesus and Heavenly Father restored the gospel. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

Candi
Because we believe in a pre-existance where we lived with Heavenly Father before coming down to earth. We believe that through this life we can grow and learn and try to make it back to our Father in Heaven after we die. Eternal life, or exaltation, is to live in God's presence and to continue as families. This gift is made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. However, to inherit eternal life requires our "obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel" Show more Show less