Hi I'm Sophie.
I grew up in France and now I live in Minnesota. Former French & ESL teacher, now mom of three young adults! I'm a Mormon.
I am a wife and the mother of three dynamic young people, 17, 19 & 20 years old. My 19 year old son has autism. This has been a great adversity and an amazing blessing at the same time in my family's life! I work as an ELL tutor in middle school, getting kids to read and write English better and ready for higher level classes. I like the challenge!
Why I am a Mormon
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it is the true Church of Christ on earth, restored today through Joseph Smith the prophet. I converted to the Church when I was 20 years old, in France, where I grew up. I was a non practicing Catholic. The Holy Ghost testified to me, very powerfully, that the missionaries were teaching me the truth restored, so I was baptized and confirmed a member 20 years ago and I have been true to the faith since then. My testimony has grown and grown brighter and stronger, and it is my single most precious possession, something I do know I will forever hold dear. Joining the Church has literally saved me from darkness and a world without hope.
How I live my faith
I live my faith quietly and through my words and actions. I hope to treat others as I want to be treated. I try to serve others to the best of my abilities; reaching out to others with a meal or a visit when needed is a good remedy for me when things are not going so well at home with my son. It helps me refocus my attention elsewhere! I taught daily seminary to my son. We spent 4 years studying the words of modern and ancient prophets, as well as scriptures. Ben just graduated from our church's seminary program in June 2014. It was both challenging and rewarding!