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Hi I'm Luna

I'm a Mormon and I love it!

About Me

I have been married to my husband for 8 years and we have 3 kids, 2 girls and a boy. I stay at home with our kids while my husband attends school full time to become an Optometrist. It isn't terribly glamorous, but we have a lot of fun. I have so many interests, but recently I have really enjoyed cooking. Although, I think my true love is learning, and cooking, right now, is what I am learning. But other things I have worked toward learning more about is, art, theatre, sports, nutrition, genealogy, blogging, scrapbooking.... the list goes on!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew-up in California in a very loving family, but we never practiced any sort of religion.I went to school with lots of Mormons and we were friends. They weren't my closest friends, but we were in theatre together. As my close friends began to creep down a path I wasn't interested in I ended-up drawing closer to the Mormons. One friend in particular became a constant in my life, in large part because we had 6 out of 7 classes in common. One day during lunch we had the following conversation Me should I come over after school to work on the extra-credit assignment. I know we both need the points. Friend I can't at that time, I have rehearsal for the Stake Youth Musical. Me What is that? Friend A Musical production our Church is putting on in the area. Me oh, do you want to give me a call when it is over and I will come over then. Friend just come with me, you live out of town and I don't want you to have to drive all the way home and then all the way back. Just be in it with me. Me I am not a member of your church. Friend so. Me I can't be in it if I am not a member and it is the only time I am going, but I will go an watch if there is a place I can do that. Friend you can watch, but you should just be in it. So I went, but when we got there, there really wasn't a place for me to watch that wasn't awkward. So I sat next to her and told her I was not going to sing. But I did end-up singing and I went back each time there was a rehearsal. A couple weeks later they had the auditions for solos and speaking parts. My friend is a great singer and was planning to audition. Since we carpool I went to the auditions. She did great. Then came time for the speaking parts. All of my friends kept asking me if I was auditioning. I thought they were off their rocker! Didn't they remember I wasn't a member? As I sat and listened to everyone get up read the opening lines of the script and overwhelming feeling grew inside of me. It was hard to sit still. I felt a urge urge to audition, but I ignored it. As the last person read the script and the audition board asked "Is there anyone else?" I felt myself stand and walk over to the script and read "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. 2 Nephi 2526" It was the first verse of the Book of Mormon I had ever read. The next week the cast was posted. I was astounded to find I was cast with the largest role, the narrator. How could they give me, a non-member, that part? How could they trust me to deliver their message? It was a missionary presentation after all. I found out later none of them knew I wasn't a member. Each one thought I went to church in a different building from them. When I got the script I found out I would be quoting a lot of the Book of Mormon, so I figured I better read it so I would know what I was talking about. Everything I read was great. Everything we talked about felt right. I knew I wanted to join The Church, but my parents did not think it was a good idea. So the day after I turned 18 I was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was a long wait, but well worth it! Oh, and the show was great too!  

How I live my faith

I live it in the everyday things. My parents always had lots of love and support for me, but they could not teach me how to find that inner joy and happiness that you gain from the Gospel of Jesus Christ because they didn't know about it themselves. They didn't know you can find peace for yourself and your home by reading the scriptures. Or strength and patience for your kids by praying. Or friendship and support by going to church. Or insight and skills for raising children by teaching children and teens at Church. Or the blessings of a strengthened marriage by attending the Temple. Or even more love than you can comprehend that pours through you from the Holy Ghost when you live in accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.