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Hi I'm Candi

I'm a laugher, amateur storm chaser, music loving traveler, and spontaneous adventurer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in eastern Minnesota and currently live in small town Wisconsin. I'm the youngest of three children in my family. I'm a preschool teacher currently in school studying Biology and minoring in Education. I find the subject very fascinating because it makes me really appreciate Heavenly Father on a whole new level. He is the Creator. It allows me to see and learn things that can't be seen with the bare eye. How intricate He has created everything around us with such a purpose, big and small! I love learning new things whether it be big or small. I'm hoping to someday teach biology in a secondary school setting since I enjoy teaching! One of my favorite hobbies to do (specifically in the Spring) is to go storm chasing. I'm not an expert, but I've seen some pretty intense storms. Some with funnel clouds, hail, 60 mph winds, etc. The idea of witnessing natural power like that of a storm is so surreal and makes me remember that there is a greater power out there other than man.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have witnessed the impact that this gospel has in my life from the point of my investigation through my conversion. I'm the only member of the church from my family. It was one of the best decisions that I've ever made. I was baptized on April 9th after three weeks of investigating with the missionaries. I, like Joseph Smith, wasn't sure where I belonged and searched for answers. I spent about five months 'church hopping' going to the different churches around town, and through Mormon.org I contacted the missionaries and began my lessons. I prayed every morning and every night to Heavenly Father for the truth. I sincerely felt the spirit in each and every prayer, and it was too strong to not act upon. I've been going to Sacrament ever since. The first day I went, I remember getting this feeling and a voice in my head telling me that this was where I belonged. I was overcome with the Spirit that day, and it's never left. The Spirit is with you in both good and bad, and never leaves your side. It's a whole other family that I gained, and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world.

How I live my faith

I go to Sacrament every Sunday. I read my scriptures every chance I get. Every time I read my scriptures it holds a new meaning to whatever may be relevant with my life at that moment. It helps me ponder and find purpose and reasoning rather than brush it off and hold a grudge. I pray every morning and every night looking for answers to the questions I may have, blessings for friends and family who may need strength, etc. I know our Heavenly Father cares for each and every one of us, and He listens to all our prayers.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Candi
As members we are told to think of our bodies as temples. We look it as keeping our minds and bodies clean, healthy, and strong. Heavenly Father gave you a physical body, and it's up to you to take care of it. We don't drink coffee, alcohol, tea or involve ourselves with any illegal drugs. The Word of Wisdom is a law given by God to Joseph Smith and promised that if we abstain from these substances we will be blessed both physically and spiritually. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Candi
Baptism is essential for salvation. Proxy baptisms specifically are meant for those who have passed and were not baptized, heard the gospel, or were baptized without the Priesthood authority. Heavenly Father has made a way for all people, no matter their demographics, etc., to receive the fullness of the gospel and the blessings of baptism. As a member, we perform these proxies on behalf of our ancestors who did not have that chance. There is a big misconception about proxy baptisms that the deceased is now a member; however, with agency the deceased can choose to accept or reject the baptism. Show more Show less