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Hi I'm Stacie

I am a mother of three boys. I love to travel, read, and restore old furniture. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Stacie and I am a mother of 3 lively boys, with a little girl on the way! I have a wonderful husband and together we are enjoyoing the thick of raising children, working hard, and finding joy in everyday life. I recently lost my father to a rare form of cancer, and this event has affected all of us in such a way that we have drawn closer to one another and to the gospel. It's amazing how seeing the fleeting nature of this life can help you to gain perspective on eternity, and what lies beyond the things we can physically see here on earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. I thank my mother for this gift in my life. She did not grow up in this church, and when she found the truth of the gospel it touched her heart, peirced her soul, and she was forever changed. She became committed to following the gospel and participating in the church. Despite the fact that my father was not, at the time, coming to church with her, she faithfully brought all of her children every week. She taught us in the home, served in our congregation, and as her faith and knowledge grew so did ours, as her children. I certainly feel blessed by her strong faith. An event in my family was the catalyst for bringing my father into the gospel. My five year old brother was killed in a tragic accident, and the loss of his life served a purpose as it softened my father's heart and allowed him to desire to have the gospel in his life. Our family was forever changed in many ways. As I grew up I always knew that my brother would be with our family forever and we were a family forever. What a blessing as a child to know that you are part of something eternal, and attended by powerful love! I am still grateful for that understanding as I pass it down to my own children. I continue in my faith because I have had countless witnesses to the truth of the teachings of Christ's gospel. I cannot deny what I have felt and the experiences I have had. I love the scriptures and their teachings. I know that this church offers the complete gospel of Jesus Christ. It is His church, and he leads it through his prophet. I am grateful for the purpose and understanding I have in my life because of it.

How I live my faith

I love my church for many reasons, but specifically for the ways it helps me to grow by serving others in our congregation. I have served in many areas, but recently had the opportunity to serve as the President of our women's service organization. Working to help others, being on the front lines of organizing service efforts, studying the gospel diligently so I could teach others, visiting the sick or weary or lonely - all of these experiences helped me to grow in a way no other experience could. I enlisted my children where I could and saw their perspective on life change. I felt my capacity for compassion grow. I began to see others as the Savior saw them and see myself as his hands here on earth to show them love and help. It was an opportunity that our church provides because we do not have paid ministry. We all come together to make things run, and to serve and teach each other. But the inevitable result is that each of us, personally, is the one who benefits from such service. We are each blessed as we seek the Lord's help in serving others. It's an amazing experience!