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Hi I'm Denise

I'm an ICU nurse and an adventurer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work as an ICU Nurse in San Diego. I love having adventures. An adventure can be anything from going to a new museum all the way up to cliff jumping in South America. I love life and all the amazing things it has to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it enhances life. Knowing that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and that He died for my sins helps me to realize that there is always a second chance if I mess up and it helps me to know that the Savior has felt my pain and so He actually understands the hard things I go through. I also know that there is an all powerful God who listens to my prayers and answers them and that He cares about all the little things that happen in my day! I love being a Mormon as well because the church is not an ancient church. It is active and vibrant and new! The prophet Joseph Smith was the first prophet in our days and since him we have always had a prophet to lead and guide the church and help us with the things that are pertinent to our day. The basics never change, but our circumstances do and it is so nice to know that our current prophet, Thomas S. Monson receives revelation for our day from God. I love that we can have many witnesses of Christ. We can draw from the Bible and the Book of Mormon (which is another testament of Christ written from the American continent) as a second witness of the Savior and his ministry on earth! Lastly, I love being a Mormon because of what it does for my family. Because we can be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity, I know that I will be with my family forever. What amazing hope this gives - mine forever! I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints is God's one and only true church on the earth and that He is at the head of it and that being a member of it will allow me to experience great joy in this life even in the face of great adversity and to return home to live with Him someday.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is something I do daily. I try daily to keep my personal faith strong by reading from the scriptures and praying. On a bigger scale I am currently involved in the presidency of our women's organization. I am the right hand woman for our president as well as directly in charge of the activities that we host in order to foster a sense of community among us as well as learn and serve others. I am currently working on organizing a group to work at the churches canning facility to help can foods for the needy. I am also assigned to visit directly with two sisters in our congregation. We all do this in order to foster again a sense of community. Each woman has a friend on whom they could call in any circumstance. It is a wonderful way to get to know my fellow sisters as well as foster a sense of community.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Mormons may be all around you and you might not even notice. Last year I was living in London and I remember meeting a man from Boston and spending a day touring around the city with him. It came up at some point as it always does that I am Mormon and we talked about it briefly and toward the end of the day I think I was talking about how my parents have a ski boat and how we like to go skiing and he was a little taken back and commented about how normal Mormons are. We are pretty much the same as most other people, we don't drink or smoke and we go to church on Sundays and we are fiercely devoted to the Lord, but in many ways we are just normal people living life like anyone else. Show more Show less