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Hi I'm Monica!

I'm a wife and mother. I work as a Pediatric Oncology Nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a new mom, and I love it so much. My husband is still in school. We don't make much money, but we are happy, because we know we are living God's plan for us.

Why I am a Mormon

From a young age, I have been a seeker of truth. There are many different religions in the world, all professing true and correct principles. For me, Mormon doctrine not only makes sense, but it enlightens my soul and my understanding. It helps me to know who I am, it helps me to know my purpose. If gives me comfort in the face of illness, hardship and death. I have an understanding of many of life's deepest questions. Knowing the truth helps me to have faith in God, because I know he is good, and I know that he loves us. This knowledge has carried me through the hard times in my life. I also know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It has brought me to tears. It has brought me closer to my Savior. It supports the Bible in testifying that Jesus Christ truly is the Son of God. I wish I could share it with all the world. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the sweetest blessing in my life. My only desire is to try to live worthy to return to live with him someday.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through continual repentance and faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ. i just try to do better and be better every day. We pray as a family every morning and every night. We read our scriptures daily. We strive to follow the counsel of ancient and modern prophets. And we strive to share what we know to be true. BECAUSE - it brings us so much happiness in our life. It provides boundaries and guidelines to follow in a world that is confused about any moral topic imaginable. The very basics of society are being questioned. But we can feel secure, when we are anchored to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Monica!
Nope, but I did. And it was the best decision I ever made. My mission was so fun. I made lifelong friends, I met amazing members in the country of Lithuania who are full of faith, and simply unbelievable in their love for God, for the church, for us missionaries. They are so willing to serve, they're smart. And best of all they're happy! If you went to Lithuania, you would see what a contrast they are to the rest of the country! How beautiful their faces as they radiated the Spirit of God. I went on a mission because I wanted to do something that I could put my whole heart into. And I did. I learned Lithuanian, I did my best each and every day of my mission. It was the most consistent time period in my life. I gave my all to the Lord. I got to witness 5 new members join the church. And I got to be the one to teach them! I saw a woman go from not being able to look us in the eye when we talked with her, to glowing and smiling from ear to ear the day before her baptism. The gospel changes lives! I've seen it in others, and also in myself. It's worth your time, I promise! Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Monica!
If you click on the "Our Faith" tab of this website... it will most likely be one of those topics. Missionaries will ask you to make commitments, such as reading a chapter of scripture, or forsaking a sin that is keeping you from drawing closer to your Savior. They will help show you the path to happiness - to "that thing that's missing in your life". Missionaries are not perfect. There will probably be some awkward moments. But missionaries should also bring the spirit of God into your home. Pay attention when you meet with them - to your heart. Pray ahead of time to God to let you know while they are in your home, if they are indeed His servants. Your Father will tell you. And then you'll know. I promise. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Monica!
Any woman knows how she wants a man to treat her. Although women want to feel beautiful, none of us want to feel objectified. This is one of those eternal truths that Satan has subtlety skewed deceiving and destroying many pure and innocent souls, causing deep spiritual and emotional wounds. Caring for your body means showing respect, which translates to modesty and cleanliness. A person should strive to draw attention from others by who they are: their words, their personality, their kindness, friendliness, their smile. Not by the latest secret Victoria has decided to broadcast. Have you ever noticed how uncomfortable you feel when you are wearing something that's not quite big enough, or how uncomfortable you feel when you are trying not to look at someone who is exposing something you wish you couldn't see? Modesty is one way in which we can care for our bodies and show that they are sacred. Additionally, tattoos, piercings, sexual sin, and pornography are other way to damage our bodies, minds, and spirits. All such things should be avoided. When we do avoid those things, others will be able to see the Savior in us, instead of the world. Show more Show less