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Hi I'm Carley

I'm a stay-at-home Mother of 6. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Southern California. I served a mission in the Guatemala Guatemala City Central mission which was Spanish speaking. I married my husband and was later sealed to him in the Temple. I try to spend my time doing uplifting things such as crafts, genealogy, helping others, and overall bettering myself as a person, wife, and mother. I am also discovering the wonderful power found within the peaceful walls of the Temple. I have never felt so close to God or my family while doing the sacred work there. The atonement reaches all, even after this life. "Til death do us part", is changed into forever there. You can't find that anywhere else and I invite you to know it for yourself. I know this work is true and there the world is not counterfeit. I share this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Why I am a Mormon

 While I was born and raised a member of this church I am currently a member because as I went through my own time of questioning what was right and what was of God, including this religion that I grew up in, everything pointed back to what I had been taught. I, too, have read the Book of Mormon and taken the time to pray kneeling to ask the Lord if this was a book of His that was true and if Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. Not only did the Holy Ghost confirm to me through a very warm, sweet feeling in my heart that I could not deny its truthfulness and divine origin, but various life experiences that I have had tell me that it is of God. I know Joseph Smith restored the Lord's complete gospel to the earth along with the Priesthood which is God's given authority to act in His name. Life is sweet. God is good to me. This is His church. These are his current Prophets and Apostles. While it can be easy to get caught up in imperfections of those around us and be tempted to be offended, as I learn and grow I can keep those things in perspective and not allow them to keep me from personal progression. I pray you will know for yourself of the truthfulness and divinity of the Book of Mormon and the prophet Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

 Currently I serve most as a visiting teacher. This is a fellowship of the sisters in our ward. I have made good friends this way. I try to accept opportunities to help others in their callings by making food or substituting for a class at church. In the past I have served as the Webelos leader for Cub Scouts, visiting teaching supervisor, conducted the music in the organization for the sisters Relief Society. I served a full-time mission for the church. I have helped in the nursery, taught the children, and I am not sure what else. I am a wife and mother. I hold these two callings most dear to my heart. We hold our family home evenings and have family prayer and scripture study. I study the scriptures twice daily and pray. I do my best to emulate the Savior.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

 The husband and wife are the foundation of the family. It is the husband's duty to love, protect, and provide for the family spiritually as well as temporally. It is the wife's duty primarily to love and nurture her family both spiritually and temporally. The husband and wife work as equal partners with the common goal of helping the family to work toward eternal life with our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

The gospel teaches that Jesus gave us the proper example of baptism which is by complete immersion in the water. Often as a missionary we explained it as symbolizing a rebirth. When you are first immersed into the water it shows that your old sins are over. When you come out of the water you are clean and can start anew from then on. I remember when I was baptized the happy, clean feeling I felt. I knew I was clean. That is a great feeling! Show more Show less