Hi I'm Carla
I'm a daughter, a wife, a mom, a friend and I'm a Mormon.
Today I'm a homemaker canning home-grown tomatoes. This afternoon I'll be a professional and do bookkeeping and other computer work. Tonight I'll go to my women's group for a class on fixing stuff around the house. Tomorrow I'll do laundry and read a book unless my husband comes home early and then I will pretend I'm cleaning the house.
Why I am a Mormon
I believe in God. I was raised in the Rocky Mountains and love, fear and respect Nature. The more I learn about the Earth--I see the organization of a grand creator. And although bad things have happened to good people I have felt the arms of God encircle me and comfort me. When I read the Book of Mormon I felt the truth of it. When I read the stories of the people in the Book of Mormon I learned the power of God. I apply this knowledge to my life and continue to feel the truth of it. But just to be sure I knelt and prayed and asked God if the Book of Mormon was true. I heard the words, "You already know it is true." and I felt the comfort of peace envelope me. I know the Book of Mormon is true scripture and have read it in companionship with the Holy Bible. My knowledge or understanding of God comes from these books. Because I believe in the Book of Mormon... I am called Mormon.
How I live my faith
I try and practice what the scriptures say. Jesus loved and served others. I help friends clean their house while mine is left dirty. I try not to hate the person who was mean to me. Jesus loved the little children and taught and blessed them so when I was asked to spend 2 hours on Sunday watching everyone's 18mos to 2-year-olds I said yes. I'm not perfect. Sometimes I'm angry when I shouldn't be or I complain that things are too hard. But when I take those complaints and feelings to the Lord in prayer He comforts me, strengthens me and gives me what I need to keep on going.