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Hi I'm Carmen

I'm an optimist, a teacher, and a kilt maker. Also, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I enjoy teaching. I teach sewing to 6-8 year olds in the summer time. Before my girls were born, I taught in urban elementary schools. Currently, I teach an early morning “Old Testament” class to high school sophomores. It is amazing to me that 23 teens show up at 6 AM. Teaching gives me great joy. I find joy in the prep as well as being part of the amazing process of learning. Time spent with young people is one of the reasons I’m an optimist. I am also the mom of three lively girls who participate in Scottish Highland Dance. This is why I am learning to make kilts. It is an old world craft and as I hand stitch every stitch, I feel connected to the past in a meaningful way. Also, the creating process, whether with my hands or in a classroom environment, helps me feel closer to God. Another reason I am an optimist, is because I am married to a super happy, tons of fun, extremely social man that is always willing to have a laugh and adventure with me. The main reason I am an optimist is because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. He helps me see beauty in all people. People make my heart soar.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I want to belong to His church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is His church and it is my privilege to be a member of it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in any capacity I am asked. I was a full-time missionary on Temple Square in Salt Lake City for 18 months in my early 20's. What an experience to meet people from every corner of the world! The greatest thing I learned from my mission experience is that we are all children of God. One of the greatest desires of my heart is to heed the Spirit of the Lord. I am still learning to act on the inspiration that comes from the Lord to be a better wife, mother, neighbor, and friend. Living my faith is a work in progress. My prayer is that Jesus Christ will help me get a little better at it each day.