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Hi I'm Callie.

I'm a Jewish convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I'm a wife and a mom to two great kids. I work from home in the mystery shopping industry and in my spare time, I love to quilt, embroider, and read.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a secular home by a non-observant Jewish mother and a non-observant secular Christian father. Judaism is passed down through the mother (matrilineal descent) and I always knew I was Jewish, but didn't know what that meant. When I went to college, I started exploring my Jewish roots and ended up traveling to study in Israel. There, I learned more about traditional Judaism and embraced Orthodox Judaism. When I returned to the United States, I lived in the Orthodox Jewish world, where I married and started my family. After my first child was born, I had a crisis of faith and stepped away from the Jewish world, along with my husband. I had always been interested in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I had several close Mormon friends and I had visited Utah. I started reading more about the church and after a series of events, decided to meet with the missionaries. They had answers to questions I had pondered for my whole life. I began attending church and felt drawn to the warm, kind, and caring community there. After much consideration, I joined the church. I did not have a solid testimony, but I hoped that what I had learned from the missionaries was true. I felt it necessary to take a "leap of faith" in order to find out for myself. Now that I’ve settled into my life as a Church member, I can say that I have received a quiet confirmation that it is true. What I hoped for and what I had been looking for throughout my life is here and it’s real. I’m incredibly grateful for my membership in the Church.

How I live my faith

I help to lead the women's organization at church. I also sometimes teach classes for women on Sundays.