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Hi I'm Stacey

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 50 years old. I am a registered nurse, I work in a day surgery center. I love meeting new people and taking care of them. I have been married for 28 years and have 3 children. It wasn't easy to have children, we had two miscarriages and we are grateful for the kids we got, B. is 24, S. is 19 and M. is 13. I like to be outside. I am a slow runner but I like the feeling I get when I finish a run. I would really like to just walk or hike but I need to push myself and get in better shape. I love my husband but it seems like I don't get to see him as much as I would like to because we work. My boys are wonderful but they are both living on their own. My daughter is a cutie, who I love to be with, she cracks me up and she loves to play punch buggy when I am driving her places, "punch buggy green and no punch backs"

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 19. I had a friend in high school that introduced me to the church. I loved his family. On a Christmas break from college I was at their house enjoying the holiday. It was then that I wanted to feel closer to the Savior. I had been attending college and going to church with friends but didn't really have a desire to learn more until that Christmas. I did notice that the Mormon friends I had were a happy group, they seemed confident in who they were and what they were doing. They knew that the Lord loved them and I wanted that. So I went back to college after the Christmas break and asked the missionaries to come over. I started to read the Book of Mormon on my own and I felt the Spirit, a good warm feeling, as I read. My brother had also decided to join the church and so I waited for him to tell my mother and then he baptized me in March 1979.

How I live my faith

My family goes to church every Sunday, we never miss. I love church. It helps buoy me up for the week. I love sitting next to my family at church and seeing my friends and I really like to teach when I get a chance. Teaching at church helps me learn and grow. I taught the youth in our ward, early morning seminary, which is a class they take before high school. I did that for 2 years and loved it. We learned about the Old and New Testament. Right now I work with the women of our church group I teach and visit them. Every month I visit 2 older women in our church who can't come out to church, they are a joy to me and I love it. I also see 3 other "sisters" , that is what we call each other sisters, one texted me on New Years and said "love ya". It made me feel good.

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

I live in the South and my family participates in a community work day every year where we painted our town gazebo and helped clean up a cementary. My husband and sons have gone down three times to help with disaster relief from flooding and Katrina. My oldest son was a missionary in Guatemala and he served the people there. He had an opportunity to help translate for dentists who went down to help the Guatemalans out. My middle child is helping teach the gospel in Seattle and loving the people there. He helps them with whatever they need, like fixing their cars. Show more Show less