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Hi I'm Angelica

I'm a wife, a mother, a nurse, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 20-something wife and mother to a very energetic toddler. I am a wannabe runner and a sports addict. I was working as an RN when I met Mr. Right--a tall, dark, and handsome political enthusiast--and we were married in 2009. Our duo became a trio with the birth of our son in 2010. Now I "work" as a stay-at-home mom, and I've learned that what I do everyday can bless my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Mormonism has been in my family for generations, back to when Joseph Smith was the Prophet. But despite being born into the Church, I have still had to make my own decisions about what I believe. I have read the Book of Mormon several times. I know it is true because it teaches me how to be happy. I feel peace whenever I read it. I know that our Church is led by a prophet. I have listened to him speak, I have seen him face-to-face, and I know that his authority is from God. I have tried my best to follow his counsel, and that has brought so much happiness into my life. My testimony of the Savior is what has cemented my faith. As a teenager, there came a time that I wanted to know for myself whether or not the Church was true. I came to know and feel that the Savior loves me, that He died to save me from my sins. I know that following His teachings, as they are found in the Bible and Book of Mormon, and following the counsel of the prophets is the only way I can return to Heavenly Father again. That knowledge has changed my heart.

How I live my faith

Service is how I express my faith and love for the Savior. In 2008 I traveled to Tonga for a humanitarian experience, and my eyes were opened to the difficulties faced by so many people in impoverished circumstances. As a nurse, I had opportunities to serve people everyday. In the hospital, no one is having their best day and a little compassion goes a long way. Even after a difficult shift, I felt good because I had lightened someone's load that day. As a wife and mother, opportunities to serve come moment to moment! It has been a purifying experience to put the happiness of my husband and son above my own. The more love I pour into my family, the greater satisfaction I find in my role as a homemaker. That seems to be the way Heavenly Father works with me in all aspects of my life--the more I try to give Him, the more he blesses me. I serve the youth in our church, specifically the girl's aged 12-18. We have a lesson every Sunday and a midweek activity to help the girls learn the gospel and develop their talents. It is amazing to see these girls live high standards and become confident young women because of their faith in God. While church service is an important part of my life, service in the community is also very fulfilling for me. There are so many people who need a little help! I deliver Meals On Wheels with my son, and even though it's just a small thing, his infectious grin brings a smile to every person we visit.