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Hi I'm Chalyce

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a sixth grade teacher who just married a wonderful man last year in the Oakland Temple. I am a graduate of Brigham Young University with a science degree. I love to be outdoors either running, swimming, biking, or hiking. I love being with my family and spending time with friends. I love to read, bake, cook and hope to be learning how to sew with my new sewing machine. I enjoy spending time with loved ones and hearing of their adventures. I can't wait to be a mother and hope to be one soon. I served an LDS mission in Sweden. It was wonderful to be among the people there and learn their language and about their culture. I have many wonderful friends over there and love to hear from them. I loved teaching about the Plan of Salvation which gives us the knowledge of where we were before this Earth life, why we are here and where we will be going after this life. It is a very peaceful feeling to know that we will be able to be with our loved ones for eternity. Life here on Earth is not the end.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of mormons dating back to when the church was restored by Joseph Smith. I have long lines of Pioneer Heritage on both sides, but came about my conversion on my own. I grew up going to church every Sunday, enjoying Family Home Evenings on Monday nights and other ward activities for the youth and families as I grew up. I read the Book of Mormon at a very young age and knew it to be true, but it took honest and sincere prayer for me to gain my own testimony. I had others to guide and love me as I found out for myself. I am grateful for my parents testimonies along with other family members and ward members that I knew growing up. My testimony grew a little bit each day and I am grateful for all the wonderful memories I have that have shaped who I am today. I am so grateful for my mission which helped to focus me more on the importance of the plan of salvation. Why am I here on this Earth? What is my purpose? Who am I? I know that I am a child of my Heavenly Father who loves me. He sent his son Jesus Christ to show all the way back to him. He allowed his son to die for all and make it possible to return to live with him after this life. I know that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and received direct revelation from them on the full restoration of the church of Jesus Christ in the Latter-days on the earth. I know that the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and is another witness as is the Bible, that was saved and untouched until our day to come forth with the truthfulness of the Gospel. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet today and receives direct revelation from Jesus Christ on how to direct the church. I know that along with him, all the apostles of the church are men of God, set apart to help us know the correct ways we should go to return to our Heavenly Father. I know the Plan of Salvation IS a Plan of Happiness which helps us keep the commandments in order to be free and live better lives.

How I live my faith

I have had an opportunity to serve in many different callings in my ward, but I have always really enjoyed being able to teach the youth. I love learning about the gospel and I feel that teaching is a great way for me to learn about it better. I love hearing insights from the youth of the church. They are so close to the spirit and they know the simple truths. The gospel is simple and they know how to live it. They are such wonderful examples to me of how to live with each other in peace and harmony. They just love one another and care for each other in ways that we as adults forget. I love that no matter where I go, I always have the calling of being a Visiting Teacher. A Visiting Teacher is called to go with one other sister in the ward and visit a few sisters in the ward and bring them a message about a gospel teaching and learn more about them one on one. I love the opportunity to get to know those in the ward and this is a great way to get to know them one on one. It is a way to understand how the Savior knows us one on one. He cares for us individually and you can feel that as your Visiting Teachers come to visit and care about your well-being. I love having my Visiting Teachers come to me. It is a wonderful calling which brings unity to the ward. I also have Home Teachers that come to visit my husband and I, and my husband is able to Home Teach others in our ward. These men come and visit the entire family and see how their well-being is. The Lord knows how to take care of his people and through a logical stand point, you can see that in the organization of the church from the prophet down to the members, everyone is accounted for and taken care of in the family, men, women and children. From a spiritual stand point, the Lord makes sure that everyone has someone to be there for them, one on one and help nurture them in their own lives and help build their testimonies. A testimony is not a one time thing, it is continually growing each day and forever.