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Hi I'm Angie

I'm a work-at-home mom of two teenagers, wife to an amazing man, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work for a 24-hour reservation service for travel agencies. When travelers need assistance outside of their agency's normal business hours, they call us. Specifically, I work in the Ticketing department so I actually process all of the ticketing transactions (changes and new tickets) that accumulate during the day. It's tough to be a working mom, especially in a field that doesn't pay particularly well. But I enjoy what I do and at least get to work from home so I can be available to my family when they need me. When I'm not working, I enjoy reading and crafting. I struggle to find the time and the energy to go to the gym, because I know it's good for me. I also enjoy "playing" facefook with my friends and family. Twice each month I spend an hour with the 8-11 year old girls in my ward congregation. I enjoy getting to know them, watching them grow, and seeing the bonds of friendship develop between them. They will need each other especially once they reach Middle School and High School.

Why I am a Mormon

For me, it was easy -- My parents and my grandparents were Mormons. My father's family joined the Church in the first waves of missionaries to England and Denmark. They fought to defend Joseph Smith and crossed the plains with Brigham Young. My ancestor, Hans Rasmussen, was sent to settle South-Eastern Idaho, where much of my extended family still live. My mother's parents joined the Church in Belgium just before she was born. When both sides of their families disowned them for their choice, they emigrated to America. My mother was the first in her family to be born in the US. But being born in the Church isn't what makes me a Mormon. I believe that we need God more now than ever before, and I just can't accept God has closed the windows of revelation to us. God did not cease to exist or to care about His children when the Bible ended. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. Therefore he guided us through prophets in the past, continues to guide us through a prophet today, and will continue to guide us through prophets forever. The Gospel hasn't changed, but our world has changed and we need continuing guidance on how to live the Gospel in today's world. Everything about the Church and the programs make us stronger. Mormon youth today are amazing people who will become amazing leaders. If you judge a church or an organization by its fruits, just look at the LDS youth around you and compare them to other youth in general. LDS youth are confident in who they are. They don't need to rebel to "find themselves." They know how to set and achieve goals and to express themselves in public. They are polite, honest, dependable and not afraid of work. More than anything else, I have felt the overwhelming confirmation of the Still, Small Voice bearing witness to me that this is the complete Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have experienced the forgiving, cleansing power of the Atonement and felt the arms of my Savior encircling me with His love. He is real.

How I live my faith

I consider myself a seed-sower. Everywhere I go, everyone I meet, I am constantly sowing seeds by my example. I have seen some of the seeds grow and lives change because of it. I am content to hope that there are others which I will never see. My job is to plant the seeds through my actions and my words and trust that some will take hold and bear fruit. This philosophy carries over when I am working with the 8-11 year old girls. We talk about how to learn and live the Gospel, how to serve others, and how to develop our talents. I particularly enjoy planting seeds for these girls. I have no way of knowing who these girls will grow up to be, other than amazing wives, mothers and church leaders. I do believe the Lord has put me here with them specifically because of the seeds He knows I will sow. One of my favorite quotes is by former Church President Spencer W. Kimball. He says, "The Lord answers the prayers of the needy by prompting others to righteous deeds: God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another mortal that He meets our needs." I don't always know what seeds I am sowing or why. All I can do is keep my heart open to the guidance of the Spirit so I am in the right place at the right time to sow the right kind of seeds.