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Hi I'm Chelsea

I grew up in Colorado. I am serving a mission in the Maryland Baltimore Mission, and I am going to be a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving in the Maryland Baltimore Mission. Before, I was at BYU studying Early Childhood Education. I want to be a kindergarten teacher. I love reading and I also really love music. I play six different instruments, including the flute, bass clarinet, bassoon, oboe, tenor sax, and the alto sax.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I always just trusted my parents that this church was true. I never was the type of person to doubt and to ask if this really was true. I just believed it. How could it be wrong? Being a member has blessed me so much. When I was about eight years old my mother my mother had to start using a wheelchair. Because of this my family grew closer because we had to step up and help a lot more. There were times when I had to turn to my Father in Heaven and really ask for strength. Because of my parents teaching me I was able to get that help I needed. I grew in my faith and it wasn't until I became a missionary, when people kept asking how I knew, that I actually started to wonder if this was really true. It was then that I started to ask that question. I remember the day that I got on my knees and I asked if this church was true and I didn't get an answer that day. I remember sitting in a meeting listening to others talk about their faith when an overwhelming feeling came over me and from that day forward I have never doubted that this is true. It is that extra push that keeps me going.

How I live my faith

Just by being myself and striving to be Christlike every single day. Following Christ is a daily task and everyday we need to be working harder to become the best we can be. I can be an example to those I am around and by just smiling I can help others have a better day. Serving others is also important. Serving and not expecting anything in return is a way to show others Christ's love.

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Anyone can attend an LDS church. Everyone is invited and we would love to have many visitors. There we learn about becoming as Christlike as we can be by building our faith and by living the commandments. As we go to church and as we use the opportunity to take the sacrament (bread and water) every week we can become worthy to enter the temple. Being worthy does not mean perfect it means that we try our hardest to follow Christ to the best of our ability. The Temple is such a sacred place. The ordinances that happen in there are not secret but they are sacred which is why not just anyone goes into the temple. So those who are found worthy by their Bishop and Stake President are those who are able to go inside the Temple. Show more Show less