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Hi I'm Carey Creel Roper

Life is beautiful! Abraham Lincoln is my hero. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am very blessed to be the wife of an amazing man who honors his priesthood. We are fortunate to be the parents of four incredible daughters. They are the light of our lives. Our girls have brought us nothing but happiness and their obedience to the gospel has been a strength and example to us. Currently, we have one daughter on a mission on Temple Square in Salt Lake. We miss her terribly, but we know she is exactly where the Lord would want her to be. We are fortunate to have a beautiful temple in our valley where I am able to block out the hectic world and serve others. I am a principal at a private Christian school. I have lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for the majority of my life. I have found that some of the strongest members of the church live here. Many people think that people who live in Las Vegas are tempted to gamble or break the word of wisdom. I found the opposite to be true. I live in a beautiful community with members who are committed to obeying the principles found in the gospel. In my spare time, I like to read, travel, and spend time with my family. I believe family is the most important thing on Earth. It brings happiness, peace and hope. I feel blessed every day to be a mother and consider it the most important job I will ever hold.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon isn't like being a Republican or an American. Being a Mormon is at the core of my being. It isn't a label that describes me, it is me. My family converted to the church when I was 7 years old. I remember not really understanding what was happening, but I knew the changes that were going on within my home were positive. We were spending more time together, there was no alcohol in our home and Sundays were spent learning and singing about our Savior. A year later I was able to enter the waters of baptism. From that moment, the Holy Ghost has inspired, guided and whispered to me throughout my life. When I have followed the promptings, I have had nothing but peace and happiness. When I have ignored the Holy Ghost, I have unfortunately experienced regret and sadness followed by repentance. The gospel of our church has many rules. I consider these rules the blueprint for happiness. Simple adherence will bring daily peace and contentment. Our Heavenly Father has given us these parameters to keep us spiritually and physically safe. How blessed I am to know that when a trial arises, I am able to ask my Heavenly Father for direction, and I will actually receive an answer. My life has been changed eternally by being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My faith is unshakable and I am indebted to my Father in Heaven for blessing me with a life full of learning, love, and light. I can't imagine not knowing where I came from, why I am here and most importantly where I am going after my earthly life ends. Prayer is the tool that answers each of these questions. Every human being has the opportunity to learn for themselves the answers to these same questions. God lives, loves us and is waiting to help us if we give our best and ask for help. The gospel is true. The Book of Mormon will change your life and eternal happiness can be found by reading and applying its teachings to your life...in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

Presently, I teach the youth (12-14 year olds) in Sunday School. In this class we discuss the importance of prayer, modesty, service to others, and the life of our Savior. We read the scriptures and talk about the words our Savior and prophets have given us to use to help guide us through our mortal journey. This class is so important because the youth of today are bombarded with negative and inappropriate messages through television, radio, school influences, and the internet. I teach the importance of keeping a clean mind and body. We discuss the ways we can strengthen our ability to stay away from worldly things that could deter our happiness. Being a part of a church where each member plays an integral part in our Heavenly Father's kingdom gives a sense of family and purpose. Every person who walks through the church doors has committed themselves to do more and be better for not only their own well-being but also for others. I believe the most important thing the Savior did while on earth was the service He rendered to others. If I want to be like Him, I too must serve. By serving others and showing charity, I am increasing my faith, strengthening my testimony, and in turn helping others. There is no better feeling than being able to help another who is in need--to me, that is the definition of happiness in this life and in the next.