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Hi I'm Camille

I'm a newly married college student working at a mortuary. I love to play piano, scrapbook, and crochet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life. I was born in Utah, raised in Utah, and am now attending college in Utah. Basically I love Utah. I work at a mortuary. Serving those who have lost loved ones brings me great joy and helps me develop true compassion for the people around me. It is so fulfilling to help families honor the lives of amazing people, and the best part is to see many of them understand that death is not a final "Goodbye," it is just a "See you later." Another joy in my life is travelling. I love to visit new places and see all the beautiful things around the world. I love trying new things like ziplines in Mexico, or cliff jumping and sea kayaking in Hawaii. My dream is to one day visit France and Italy. I have a fantastic creative streak to me as well. I find the most satisfaction in life from creating things. I love to scrapbook, crochet, garden, cook new recipes, and decorate my home. I have an extreme love for good music. I enjoy playing piano, singing, ballroom dancing, or just silly dancing to the radio around my apartment with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have given me the opportunity to learn and live the gospel since I was a young child. I have always felt good about living as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As I grew into teenage and my young adult years I had to truly learn and decide for myself, separate from my parents, whether this church is true or not. I learned this through personal study of the Book of Mormon and sincere prayer to Heavenly Father. As I follow Heavenly Father's commandments and listen to the messages from His Prophet I feel the Holy Ghost like a fuzzy, warm sweater telling me that this church is true, that it is right, that it is good.  I like to think of the scripture in Matthew 720, "by their fruits ye shall know them." The "fruit" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is good, and happiness, and peace. I see the good that is facilitated through the many humanitarian programs in the church. I know the happiness that comes to families as we learn that we can be together forever, even after death. I feel the peace that Jesus Christ gives me through my trials I have seen that He truly does carry me when I have no more strength to keep going. I don't need to see God to know that He is there, because I would not know better than I already do that He is always by my side. He loves me, He carries me through trials, He wants me to have happiness. Each time I turn to Him He is anxiously waiting and wanting to pour blessings down to me. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love being constantly involved in church service! During the week I enjoy praying and reading scriptures each day. The best part of my week is when I make time to attend the temple. I feel the Spirit so strongly, and am filled with so much peace and happiness from the service I can do there. On Sundays I get to put my music talents to good work. I help play piano or lead the music in various meetings. I am also learning to play the organ, which is very fun for me. I love using my talents to serve Heavenly Father. Aside from helping with the music, one of my favorite things is when I am asked to teach a class.  I learn so much myself as I study in preparation to teach on Sunday. One of the scariest things for me is when I am asked to teach childrens' classes though. The energy and short attention spans of children make me so nervous! Recently spending some time teaching children however, I have come to realize how smart they are, and truly feel the love that our Heavenly Father has for these little ones. I think that Heavenly Father knows exactly what we need, and He definitely gives us opportunities to learn from the various callings we are asked to do as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Temples are a sacred house of the Lord. In LDS Temples we participate in priesthood ordinances that seal families together for eternity and help us return to our Heavenly Father. The temples are also a place where we spend time learning more about the gospel of Jesus Christ, and a reverent place to pray and worship God. Along with receiving priesthood ordinances for ourselves, we are also able to stand in place for individuals who have passed away without have the opportunity to know about the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to perform the same saving ordinances for them, such as baptism. Show more Show less