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Hi I'm Chelsea

I'm a Public Health major. A Hawaiian. A world traveler. And a humanitarian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah County although I moved a lot when I was younger. I currently am serving a full time mission for the church, but before was going to school to a nurse (major subject to change). I love to be involved in school and have served on Student Government for 6 crazy years and loved it! I love service and humanitarian projects and have been to Africa, Mexico, and Thailand to further that work. I love event planning and my true passion is getting other youth involved in service. I love to sing, hula, wakeboard, spend time on the boat with my family, the ocean, scrapbooking, movies, and seeing the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and have parents who have always been strong in their beliefs. They taught me since I can remember that I had a Heavenly Father who loves and cares about me. I remember really wanting to know for myself at a very young age if that really was true and had been taught how to pray. At seven years old i got down on my knees and asked if he was there, if he knew who I was and if he loved me. I remember feeling an overwhelming sense of love and peace and I knew without out a doubt that the Lord was there and was very aware of me - that I truly am his child. That really started my journey of faith and I knew I could ask and pray about anything. Many years later I read the Book of Mormon and had heard countless times about Joseph Smith. I remembered those feelings as my prayers had been answered before and that led me to ask if Joseph Smith really was a prophet, if the Book of Mormon was true, and truly if this church is Christ's true church. I can tell you that I really have gained that witness for myself over and over again - I didn't just go off of my parent's conviction but know for myself. I know that God lives. This is his true church once again restored to the earth. It has the fullness of His Gospel and contains the answers to all of life's questions. His atoning sacrifice is what heals us not only from our sins and guilt - but from our pains, sicknesses, weaknesses, shortcomings, and failures. He is our Lord and Redeemer and Joseph Smith was his Prophet. Because I know he was a prophet, I can promise you the Book of Mormon is the word of God...and truly it is the BEST news Ever!

How I live my faith

I am very active in the church and right now am currently serving a mission to find those who want to learn more about Jesus Christ. I have been very involved in the youth programs all growing up and especially in college as we have organized groups specifically for young single adults. I loved also being able to be a teacher to the very youngest kids on sundays and that has been a joy.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Chelsea
We invite all people to come to the temple! However, inside we make very sacred promises with God and before we can make those promises we have to make sure we are living in harmony with God's commandments and laws. In fact, not all Mormons are able to go to the temple right away because of age, maturity, worthiness, and an understanding of the seriousness of the promises they will be making. Nothing is secret in the temple, we only do not talk about it because we find it to be too sacred to talk about casually and outside of the temple. I can promise you that everything that is done in the temple is uplifting and beautiful! We are married there and believe that by being married by proper authority in the House of God we can be married for all time and all eternity...not just until "death do us part". We learn of things about the eternities and gain an enhancement of the basic doctrines of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We do work for those who have passed on and may not have had the chance to be baptized in this life or make those promises. We can literally stand in and be a proxy for our ancestors - this is an act of love and service. We believe that everyone will be taught this gospel whether it is in this life or the next and will have the chance to accept or reject the work done within the temple. I can tell you that in the temple is the place I feel closest to my Heavenly Father and hope all can come and visit the House of the Lord. Show more Show less