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Hi I'm Chelsea

MBA. Design Thinker. Always ready for a new adventure. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently moved to NYC and am living the big city dream. For my day job, I work as an associate for a PR firm. For my night/weekend job, I explore the city, meet new people and learn how to be a true New Yorker.

Why I am a Mormon

My father is a convert to the church, and my mother is a life-long member. They raised me and my siblings in the church. It wasn't until I moved away from home, to college, that I realized the importance of what they were teaching my siblings and I. I moved to Los Angeles, a city filled with millions of strangers. While the transition wasn't easy, the one thing that helped me was actively participating in church services and activities. Also, praying and reading the scriptures every day. When I actively participated, read scriptures and prayed to Heavenly Father I would feel at peace, and feel of the love Heavenly Father has for me. Since that time, the more I studied the scriptures, study the words of our living Prophet and Apostles, and consistently pray to Heavenly Father to know if what I am studying is true, I receive strong impressions of the Gospel's surety. These impressions are hard to forget. One of my favorite aspects of the gospel is that it provides an eternal prospective. There is life after death, and we are on this earth to have experiences to prepare us for the eternities. What a beautiful, simple concept. These experiences and concepts have brought me so much happiness and are the reasons why I have chosen to be Mormon.

How I live my faith

I pray and read the scriptures everyday. I go to the temple as often as I can. I attend church every week. I read good books, use clean language, smile and laugh (a lot), and look for opportunities to serve each day.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Visitors are always welcome to Mormon church services! Mormon church services take place every Sunday for three hours. The primary service is called sacrament meeting where families attend to partake of the sacrament (bread and water that is blessed and passed by priesthood holders), sing hymns (hymn books are provided), and listen to previously assigned speakers who talk about gospel topics. Visitors are always welcome to attend other Sunday meetings after sacrament meeting. For the next two hours a nursery is available for children ages 18 months to 3 years, and Primary is offered for children 3 to 11 years. During Nursery and Primary children sing songs, and are taught lessons about the gospel (appropriate to the children's age group). For those ages 12 and up, the second hour we attend Sunday School classes that are offered for each age group from 12 years and up. During the third hour the women and men separate to attend Priesthood meetings (males 12 years and up), Young Womens (females 12-17 years), and Relief Society (females 18 years and up). During these meetings we sing, pray, and have gospel lessons. If you are curious, or just want to learn more, come and check it out for yourself. We are friendly, and will help you and your family feel welcome. Show more Show less

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

Everything manifests that there is a God who loves us and provides for us. Complex things, such as the human body, and our solar system, to simpler things, such as fruits and vegetables, and the kind actions of others, all denote that there is a God. Show more Show less