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Hi I'm Monica

I am a dental hygienist. I am a mother. I like to run, spend time with family, and be a little silly sometimes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah, but I am currently living in Nebraska where my husband attends dental school. My husband and I have been married for 5 years. I received a Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene, and I love working as a dental hygienist. I have one little girl who is almost 18 months old. She keeps me on my toes, and she loves to be outside. Being a wife and a mother brings me so much joy! It is not always easy, but precious moments with my husband and daughter make it all worth it. I played volleyball, basketball, and softball during junior high and high school. Now, I like to run to stay in shape. I love to go waterskiing, snowshoeing, camping, and hiking. If there's an activity that involves family and being outside, then count me in!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents always took me to church when I was growing up, and they taught me about the gospel of Jesus Christ at home. When I was 8 years old, I chose to be baptized and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I didn't understand the gospel completely at that time, but I know I felt good about my decision. Heavenly Father confirmed to me that I was making the right decision by giving me a good feeling inside. I know our Heavenly Father communicates with us through the Holy Ghost, and the Holy Ghost communicates with us through thoughts and feelings. I have been guided and protected all throughout my life by the gentle promptings of the Holy Ghost. As I have continued to go to church and to study the teachings of our Savior, the Holy Ghost has witnessed to me many times that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true and living church on the earth. I know our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, receives revelation from God for us. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know he restored Jesus Christ's church to the earth in its fullness. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God, like unto the Bible. I know our Heavenly Father loves us so much, and He has a plan for each of us. We are here on earth to learn how to become more like our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father knows what situations and experiences will help us reach our full potential. I know that Jesus Christ lives! He atoned for the sins of everyone. He died for us, and He was resurrected. It brings so much comfort to me to know that because Jesus Christ was resurrected, we will also be resurrected and be able to see our loved ones again. I know we will each have the opportunity to see our Savior again. I love my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ! I am so grateful that we can live with our families forever if we follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Currently, I have the opportunity to teach and spend time with children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old. I enjoy teaching them simple truths about the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is rewarding to see the way their faces light up when I tell them Jesus loves them. I also love helping them learn how to pray. Things can get a little crazy when you have a bunch of toddlers running around, but I know they can feel the Holy Ghost during our brief lessons. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the children of our community, because I believe it is important to start teaching them when they are very young. It is amazing to feel even a small portion of the love our Heavenly Father has for these little children. I also have the responsibility to help, encourage, and uplift three women in our community. I have really enjoyed getting to know these women better and developing friendships with them. I'm thankful for the things they have taught me. I know Heavenly Father helps me with my own problems when I forget myself and serve others.