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Hi I'm Celeste!

I'm a mother of 3 and a special education teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I enjoy being crafty, singing, and performing in musicals, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children most of all, especially if it involves hiking in the mountains, skiing or playing games. I recently earned a masters degree in special education after being a homemaker for 18 years. I am now teaching and really enjoy having the opportunity to be involved in the lives of other children in addition to my own.

Why I am a Mormon

Since I was born and raised in a mormon family, it was my culture in addition to my religion. I have always been a faithful mormon, but it wasn't until my parents fell away from the church about 10 years ago that I truely and deeply asked myself why I was a mormon. Was I a mormon because I was raised one? Or was I a mormon because I had personally developed a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ? As I reviewed my life...all the prayers, all the scripture study, meeting attendance, covenants made, service rendered, moments of inspiration, promptings received, comfort and love felt from my Heavenly Father... I knew that I was a mormon because I know it's the true gospel of Jesus Christ. And because of my efforts to know that it's true and act in faith, I have been blessed with a testimony that I can not deny and will always live to uphold.

How I live my faith

I have served in the church in various capacities throughout my life, from music chorister and camp director to president of the children's & women's organization. Currently, I am serving as a sunbeam teacher, the youngest group in the children's Primary organization. I thoroughly enjoy their spirit and cute little comments as I teach them each Sunday. I feel great blessings come from my efforts to pray frequently, study the scriptures, hold weekly family home evening, attend the temple and my weekly meetings, and by striving to follow the example of Christ as I interact with those around me.