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Hi I'm Stacey

I'm a Mormon. Being a Mormon impacts my life in a positive way daily!

About Me

I am a wife and a stay at home mother of four children. I love my being a mom, though it can be very challenging at times, I am happiest when we are together as a family doing simple things. I enjoy my life of volunteering at my children's school, helping at church, cooking, nurturing, and caring for my family. I love baking, being creative, spending time with my children, doing yoga and scrapbooking. Every day I like to try and be a better person, learn something new, and have some fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and baptized when I was 8 years old. I will be forever grateful to my parents for this and for teaching me what they did. I have struggled with anxiety, courage and self esteem my whole life. This has been a huge challenge and obstacle for me. Being a Mormon has given be great opportunity, knowledge and experience in learning that I am a daughter of God and am important to Him. I have grown through the church's programs and teachings, gaining self esteem and leadership experience. I wouldn't be who I am without this knowledge. I am happier, stronger, and braver, empowered with the church's principles and knowledge that God loves and knows me.

How I live my faith

I pray daily and read the scriptures, and do this with my family as well. This brings incredible direction, peace and strength to me and our family. We go to church every Sunday and participate in the programs of the church. We read scriptures together and listen to sermons about Jesus. I also prepare talks and messages to share at church. My boys go to boys scouts during the week and enjoy the youth programs. I work with the ladies at church, planning activities to help them learn and be better moms and women. We also plan service projects for the community, making quilts, gathering toys, blankets, food, and other items for the needy. We prepare food and deliver it to the new mommies or those who are sick. We love our friends and enjoy working with them and learning about Jesus and how to be better people.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Stacey
As Mormons we believe that families can be together forever. I know this to be true. Though other religions embrace this hopeful philosophy, Mormons have have the sealing power and correct authority from God to seal on earth, binding forever, couples and families. I love my husband deeply, more than words can even express. We have been married for 25 years. I have great peace and comfort knowing that we will be together on earth now and in heaven forever. Being parents of 4 children, we are further grateful for the knowledge that we will be together as a family forever. Life brings so many challenges and trials. We know that whatever comes or happens, we are sealed together forever. If I was to die tomorrow, my family knows that we will be reunited again someday. This is a tremendous blessing and assuance. I don't know how I would live without this knowledge. I would be sad to have marriage vows that would tell me that I would only be with my sweetheart until death, then we would be separated. God is a loving God, he placed us in families on earth. We are promised that these relationships can be forever. I am extremely grateful for this. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Stacey
The Relief Society is the women's organization of the church. It is the oldest and largest women's group in the world. The Relief Society was established in 1842 for women 18 years and older. Its purpose then, and its purpose now, is to help build individuals' and families' faith and personal righteousness, to strengthen families and homes and to serve those in need. I love being a part of this wonderful group of women! We have classes, share ideas, teach one another, and serve our local and worldwide community. We make quilts, donate items for hygiene, school and baby kits that are sent worldwide, teach skills, help with literacy, and assist the women around us. I have been served by my Relief Society friends. When my parents passed away, when I had my babies, and when I have been ill, the Relief Society has brought meals in, cleaned my house, and helped me in any way that I needed. This truly blessed my family's life in our times of need. I try to do these same services for fellow Relief Society friends, and help them when they have trials and difficulties. We meet weekly and monthly for spiritual lessons and share our life's experiences, enabling us to learn together how better to live our lives. We learn about prayer, the scriptures, how to help our families, budgeting, crafts, health, home repairs, literature, and have service opportunities. We join in friendship and have enjoyable times together. Show more Show less