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Hi I'm Stefani

I'm an educator, a wife and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My hubby and I recently moved from Utah to the Midwest. I went from being part of the Mormon majority in Utah to the "All I know about Mormon's is that they don't drink" minority in Michigan. My husband and I love the outdoors, biking in Moab, UT too bad for us now, and getting involved in any good thing we can. I'm the ultimate school girl, graduating top of my class in Elementary Education. I have a fetish for office supplies and I LOVE learning and I LOVE the kids I teach.

Why I am a Mormon

 My parents were both dedicated Mormons. I remember asking my dad if he really knew if the church was true. He looked my straight in the eyes and told me he did know. "How do you know?" was my question then. He told me his conversion story and how he prayed to know the truth. My dad is a down-to-earth, honest-as-the-sky-is-blue type of a person. I knew he knew something important, and I wanted to know. Finding out the truth was a process for me. The first thing I learned for myself was that Jesus Christ is real, and is the Son of God. I was simply thinking about Him, and the possibility that such a being could really exist. I had already made it a practice to pray and read from the scriptures, and I was wondering if it really could be true. As these thoughts were circling in my mind, a powerful feeling came over me that Jesus Christ was real, and he really was the Son of God and the Savior of the World. It was so powerful--like the light bulb just went on for the first time, and I could finally see. The next thing that happened to help me know the truth about the Mormon church is when I was a little bit older--in my mid teens. I had been asked by an institute teacher to memorize part of Joseph Smith's personal account of his vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ. As I was reciting the words in my head, and wondering about Joseph's bold statements, I felt that same feeling come to me again. I felt certain that Joseph was no liar, and that he was simply telling it how it was. Like my father before me, I can now look you in the eye and tell you that I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I know that God has a plan for us, and even though I don't understand the "why"s of everything that happens, both in my life and in the world, I can trust that God, in his infinite wisdom and mercy, does understand and is in control.

How I live my faith

 Before I was married, I served an 18 month mission to Brazil where I taught people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was nothing short of a miracle to see their lives change. Now, my husband and I read the scriptures and pray together as a family daily. We go to church every week. We try and make everyone feel welcome, even though we are new here in this congregation. We visit members and try and help them feel God's love. I look for service opportunities, and I am always happy to help in the church any way I can.