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Hi I'm Francine

I'm a costume designer and seamstress. I'm building an empire. I'm happy! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a big family and we all love to get together laugh and eat. My family is one of the best things in my life I love them so deeply! I attended college for about 2 years and study Health Science. Eventually I want to help others in developing countries, by stopping the spread of disease so they can live happy healthy lives. I worked as a costume designer and seamstess for my theater department. I have a great love for the theater and for all things hand made. From 2011-2013 I was a full time missionary! I got the best opportunity I could ever ask for to go out every day and spread the good news that Jesus Christ lives! And he loves all of us, and because of that love, he wants to forgive us, we just need to follow him. It's been the best thing I've ever done because I got to see people change their lives. I'm excited that now I feel like I understand Christ in a way I didn't before and it makes such a daily difference!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the LDS church but didn't believed everything. I went to church, I did as I was asked and I learned all I was told to learn. When I was fifteen I hit those hard years in life and became depressed for the next few years, as a result I started to doubt all I was taught. Then one day, I was praying and I said "Father, I can't explain how I feel but I know you know my mind and my heart." It hit me. I KNEW that I truely do have a Father in Heaven who is aware of me and knows me very individually and loves me. I knew that, what I'd learned as a kid it was really true. It meant to me that God is firstly, real, and secondly in some miraculous way he actually listens to the prayers of tiny seemingly insignificant people like me, and does. So if God loved me then the other things I'd learned were true too. I started learning about the things I'd heard as a kid and learned with my heart what I had in my brain. I started to live the commandments because I wanted to and not because I had to. I found out that when I do what God asks, willingly, I'm happier. Not only was I happy, I was happier than I'd ever been and happier than I ever thoguht I could possibly be. Bad things still happen but now I know how to deal with them better because I can see the big picture clearer. In time I really learned that not all roads lead home, and God factored that into his plan. There's really only one Lord, one faith and one baptism. The more understanding I gain the more I know it's true!

How I live my faith

Because of how much Jesus Christ and his church have changed my life and have made me that happiest I've ever been. I decided to serve a mission for the church. I served in Fresno, CA as a missionary so that I can tell as many people as I can about this, the gospel of Jesus Christ that has transformed my life from being alive to really living and loving my life. I talk to everyone I can about the love of our savior and the gift and blessing they've provided for us to have the complete gospel of Jesus Christ given to us today, and all the blessings that come with it! Since I understand it a bit more now it gives me a chance to live my religion. Every day I try to make sure I'm being helpful, grateful, and especially non-judgemental. We all make little mistakes and being able to forgive and let others (and myself) move on is so important to our progress. Every day I'm just trying to be a little more like Jesus!

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Francine
We love the Bible it's the word of God! The bible is irreplaceable as far as helping us learn about the life, ministry and teachings of Christ. I think it helps us find patterns in how God works in our lives today too. Since He's the same yesterday today and forever the bible helps give me a heads up to how God deals with different problems and how I should deal with different things in my life. Show more Show less