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Hi I'm Chelsea

I'm a wife, mother, aspiring herbalist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother and I have a massive desire to know how to keep my family healthy and how to help them when they get sick. I think through this desire Heavenly Father has given me tools to help me learn how best to care for my family. I can't read enough books about herbs, home health care, natural pregnancy and birth, etc. I haven't been able to enroll in an herbology course yet, but one day I will. As a family we like to fish and spend as much time together as possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up agnostic (believing there was a Higher Power but not knowing what that was). I jumped around a few churches as a teen and then left Christianity for what I thought would be forever. Of the churches I attended, and the people I talked to within those churches, no one church could answer my questions and to be blunt, they all seemed to confuse me even more. When I was 20 I started a new job in a new city and I worked for....you guess it....a Mormon (or Latter-Day Saint). He knew I was Agnostic, but I would find myself asking him in depth questions about the LDS Church during our staff meetings. He admitted later that he was hopeful that I would join the church, but very skeptical. I also lived with a girl who is a member. At that time she was not active in the church and hadn't been since she was baptized 2 years prior. The missionaries started visiting her to try to help her become active within the church again. She didn't have strong support system, being the only member in her family. Once they started visiting, I would also join in and ask questions. They seemed surprised I knew so much, as I had learned a lot from my boss. They asked me to start reading The Book of Mormon and gave me certain chapters and verses to focus on. One night I decided to do as the missionaries asked and pray to know the truth. I was in my room and as I started praying a very warm and loving feeling enveloped me. I couldn't control the tears as they streamed down my face. I knew at that moment that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and translated The Book of Mormon. I know that The LDS Church is the true church. I know that this is the only church where people can find all of the answers they are looking for. I have never had an answer that can't be answered and I know that is because I am a member of Christ's true church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

For most of my membership I have served mainly in the Primary. I teach children on Sundays. It is a very interesting calling that has helped me learn so much. Being a convert, there is a lot to learn and sometimes I think people can feel overwhelmed; especially if they are not brought up in a Christian home or have never read the bible. Being in Primary has helped me learn the gospel, both The Book of Mormon and The Bible, in a much simpler way. It is my first step to learning things on a deeper level. The kids are also always entertaining and have such a strong grasp of the gospel and their testimonies. It truly helps mine to grow every week. I am also a visiting teacher. I visit a few women every month, along with another sister and we discuss our personal lives, get to know one another and share a spiritual thought. It is always uplifting to be around righteous sisters who are doing what they can to care for their families. I am constantly learning!