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Hi I'm Chelsie

I'm a country girl. I live to protect others.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Utah. I've always loved to be outside. When I think of relaxation I think of working with my dad and brothers, whether that meant building or remodeling houses, pulling weeds, fixing the car, or digging ditch that is what I want to be doing. I love to do things that tend to be thought of as "from the olden days". Sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, woodworking, and things of that sort are some of my favorite things to do. I also love to ride 4-wheelers, motorcycles, horses, and bikes. My favorite aspects of life are often things one may think of as from the old West. I was divorced at age 21, and have had to create a whole new life from that point. Going through the ups and downs of that, and learning who I am and who I want to be has been the main focus of the last few years of my life since then. I'm starting college again, and am scared to death, but I KNOW that there is a God who has specific plans for me, and with Him all things are possible.

Why I am a Mormon

Transitioning from ignorant kid to the person I am today has been a rollercoaster! Life started out with no reason to believe it would be wonderful. I got married in college and thought life would be wonderful, until I learned the secrets he had been hiding. I quickly reached the lowest point of my entire life, so loaded down with self-hatred and fear to even come home at night that I could hardly look anyone in the eye. When I was finally at the point where I could handle no more I realized that there is only one way out of the type of hole I was in, and that is to give it all to God. I did give it to him. And he graciously took it. The miracles have not ceased in my life since I decided that I COULD NOT do it alone. I have been able to start to learn who I am, and with that who God is. He is wonderful, He is real, and He is there for each of us any time we need Him. I have been very blessed to be able to protect other people throughout my life. I am so grateful for the temple and family history work that makes me able to do that on an eternal level rather than just in a temporal level. Studying in my family history has blessed me in so many ways that I can't even being to quantify. I know that the work done in temples ties us to the people we love, and I am so grateful for it. I am so grateful for the opportunities that God has given me to grow, and to establish relationships, with Him, with family and friends who I get to see on a regular basis, and with family who has sacrificed to give me the opportunities that I have today.

How I live my faith

My heart is with the youth. I love them so much, they have so much potential. But my ward has decided to use me as the music director, which I also love. I'm so blessed that my stake has also given me assignments to work with the youth in their trips. I get to work with the kids, and the beautiful women in my ward! I love the opportunities I have to spend time with the wonderful ladies I get to serve with. Then I also get to go on the camping trips and adventures with the youth of my stake as their medical support. I love it! I love the spirit that they share with me. I feel so blessed to "rub shoulders" with the great spirits that I get to associate with.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Life doesn't end when we die, and it didn't begin when we were born, but there are some things that can only be done with a physical body. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we want every person who has ever or will ever live to have the opportunity to be baptized. Because of this we do proxy baptisms for the dead--to allow those who have passed on to have the opportunity to accept or deny that action as they choose, and create a way for them to join the fold of Christ, even if they didn't get that opportunity while they walked this Earth. Show more Show less