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Hi I'm Monica

A super busy working, married, mom of 7 children, ages 20-3. I'm a Chief Communications Officer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. My mom is from Texas and my dad is from Mexico. I had a strong hispanic upbringing. My mom took us to church while my dad played softball most Sundays. When I was 19 I moved to Provo, Utah and met my husband to be. He is half Maori and was raised in New Zealand. We married in the Manti Temple in June of 1993. We have 7 children, 2 boys and 5 girls. There are so many challenges raising a family in this day and age but what I know for sure is that raising them in the Gospel of Jesus Christ is what makes all the difference. We are not a perfect family but we try to be an example of a family that loves no matter what. I'm also an Executive for a company I have been with for 22 years. How do I juggle it all? Not easily but with the help of my family and the gospel of Jesus Christ I can do all things. I view my job as a calling. I know that I am making a difference in my home and in the world. The world needs Light more than ever and my prayer is that I can shine that light wherever I go.

Why I am a Mormon

There is something comforting in feeling the love of our Savior and knowing that there is a plan just for me. I matter. There is so much more clarity when you realize that you existed before this world and that you will continue to exists beyond it. Growing up Mormon was sometimes challenging especially when many people around me didn't know much about my religion. My mom was Mormon but my dad was Catholic and that was hard too. It did help in having the light of Christ shine through. That is the one clear thing that I remember most, people saying there is something different about you, your eyes shine. Around my 19th birthday I received a phone call from my dad telling me he was getting baptized. I asked him why did it take him so long and what made the difference after all these years? His reply was, "I was lonely and in a dark place and I knew that there was light in your church because I could see it through my children". He took the missionary discussions on his own and was baptized. It was a beautiful day. I feel peace and happiness by knowing I am a daughter of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching my children about the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have a weekly family meeting where we talk about Heavenly Father, Jesus, read scriptures, sing songs, play games and have treats. We also pray every evening as a family. This makes all the difference for us! I try to show compassion and kindness to all those around me. I travel a lot with my work and it is important for me to share that light with all those around me even if it's just a smile kind. I try and stay positive in all my interactions with any one I come in contact with. I pray every morning and night. I believe in modesty and respecting yourself in your appearance. I believe in talking about God even in public settings. I am a woman of faith and I am not ashamed to say that.