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Hi I'm Staci

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and a mother of 2 wonderful kids! I've been married for 14 years to a kind, patient husband. Before I had my children I graduated from college with a degree in elementary education. I taught elementary school for 7 years. I'm currently a full time mother to my children, but sometimes I miss teaching. When my children are a little older I'll hopefully return to the classroom. My husband and I enjoy traveling. We're always looking forward to the next vacation! We also enjoy just about anything physical. It seems like our calendars are always filled with different types of races and competitions. It keeps us young and it keeps life interesting! But at this time in our lives, we're mostly enjoying watching our children grow up and experiencing the joys and sometimes frustrations that come with raising children. What a blessing it is to have these little souls in our home. It is truely a privilage to teach them and learn from them daily.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of this church. I came from a home where the gospel was taught and testimonies were shared. My parents love the gospel and they love the Lord. They have strong testimonies and they provided a home where I was able to learn and develop my own testimony. When I was 18, I moved away from home to attend college in Hawaii. On the very first Sunday I was there, I remember waking up and starting to get ready for church. The thought came to me that I didn't have to go to church because nobody was there to check on me or encourage me to go. I decided then and there that I needed to decide for myself what I believe. I needed to evalutate myself to see if my testimony was really my own or whether I was relying on the testimony of my parents. I spent the next several months reading the scriptures and praying. I attended church each week and studied the gospel. By the end of my freshman year I had my answer. I knew the gospel was true. I knew that what my parents and teachers had taught was the truth. I developed a love for the Gospel and for my Savior that I didn't have before. I had a testimony of my own. I love the sweet blessings the Gospel gives in my life. I love the comfort the knowledge of the Gospel gives me. I love that the Gospel gives me direction and purpose in my life. I understand the purpose of this life. I understand where I was before this life and where I'm going after this life. I love the knowledge I have that my family is eternal. Families are forever. I love this Gospel with all my heart. It's the center of my life. I love my Savior and his sacrifices for me.

How I live my faith

For the past year and a half I've run our children's organization, it's called the Primary. Primary is where children 12 and under go to learn and sing during church. I'm over about 170 children. Each Sunday I'm able to surround myself wtih these special, wonderful, little spirits. Even at such a young age these little ones have such strong testimonies. They thrive on learning and they are unwaivering in their beliefs. Even though I'm there to teach them each Sunday, I feel like I'm the one who is learning from the children. I learn not only gospel principles, but they teach me pure love. Their little souls are pure and kind and gentle and forgiving. They're everything that our Savior is. What a blessing it is to me to have the privilage of spending my time with these children. I love them.