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Hi I'm Candace Judd

I grew up in Las Vegas. I love to sing. I am obsessed with puppy dogs, and I probably laugh more than I speak. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm one of 9 children in a blended family. I have been so blessed with great friends and unbelievable family who have supported me in all my decisions throughout life. I plan to finish my undergrad and get a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and become a therapist. I look forward to having a family of my own, and starting that journey. I love reading, writing, singing, laughing, and hiking. I love great quotes and good music. I think optimism is key, and that happiness is a choice. I love my family, and am so grateful for all that I have been given.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to two parents who were both members of this church, and raised me going to church each week. While I went every week, I was never forced to go. It was where my friends were. It was where I felt welcome. It was where, even at a young age, I felt peace. It wasn't that I was forced to be there, but that I wanted to be there. When I was 9 years old, a rare form of cancer took my mother's life. She was 34, married, and had 4 children ages 13,12, 9, and 2. When this happened, I was lost, confused, even angry. I did not understand how something could happen, or why God would let it happen. Through the doctrine of Jesus Christ, I found hope. I found peace and strength in knowing that I could be with mother again, and have the opportunity to get to know her better and have an eternal relationship with her. Being with her is no longer a dream for me, it is a reality that I KNOW I can attain. Time and time again, in great times and in the poorest of times, I have found solace in the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the knowledge of His love for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by taking each day as it comes, and trying to be the best person I can be in all I do. I am by no means perfect, but I am learning the great power of progression that allows us become better people, and better this world we live in. I live my faith by trusting God. By understanding that this life is about progress and change, and that so long as I follow my Father in Heaven, I will be able to reach my full potential. This requires a great deal of faith. Trusting God requires a great deal of faith. However, so long as we have even a desire for faith, God will bless us. We were not put on this Earth to stay the same. This means we will have our trials and sorrows; however, if we have faith, trust in our Father, and follow His plan for us, we can make it through.

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

Candace Judd
I was born to two Mormon parents, and have lived a Mormon lifestyle my entire life. We live like regular human beings...we require eating, sleeping, and the usual day to day things. However, we find great value in many things that much of society has deemed to be meaningless. We like to focus on the eternal scheme of things, and know that what we do during our time on Earth will have an effect on the afterlife. Our lifestyle is family oriented. Much of what we find to be important, focuses on the family unit. These include family prayer, family scripture study, family nights, and establishing relationships with the family that will provide love, stability, and support throughout not only this life, but the next. Mormons live to be happy. We want eternal joy, however we seek temporal joy as well. My family loves to joke around, I love musical theater, traveling and singing, my brothers all wrestle and watch football... However, we know that the greatest joy comes from knowing that as we choose to live righteously, repent when needed and depend on the Savior, and ultimately choose to do good. It is through goodness, that the greatest rewards are reaped. Show more Show less