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Hi I'm Richelle

I converted to the LDS church 13 years ago. I've been married 17 years, & the mother of 4 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was the first in my family to convert to the LDS church. My husband and I have been married for 17 years and have four children. We were sealed for time and all eternity in the Las Vegas Temple in 2003. This amazing ordinance has given me great comfort since the death of my thirteen year old daughter, who had Leukemia. I know that through the sealing ordinance that families are forever, so I will not only see her again, but she will always be my daughter. This knowledge allows me to go forward in life. My husband and I were married in 1994 in a "normal" ceremony, in which we vowed to love each other "Until death do us part". When we were sealed in a temple, we vowed to be together for time and all eternity. Our family doesn't end at death! What a wonderful blessing from Heavenly Father!

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized Catholic when I was born. However, we never really went to church. When I started high school I felt like something was missing in my life. I began searching for the "right" church. I found a few churches that were filled with nice people, and had wonderful messages to share. Yet, something was still missing. I never really felt the spirit there. I never really felt at home. I continued the search until my first child was 6 months old. My husband was born into an LDS family so I had asked him many questions. I had heard many rumors about the church's beliefs and wanted them clarified. I had a hard time believing that we lived in heaven before we came here. UNTIL we visited a temple visitor center one Christmas. My 6 month old daughter saw the statue of Christ and nearly jumped out of my arms to get to Christ, with the same excited squeal and smile she had when daddy came home. It was then that I knew I needed to talk to the missionaries. A few weeks later I was baptized. It is a decision I have never regretted. My church family has always been there for me through thick and thin. They helped me through the loss of my daughter. They give me the love and support that gives me the strength to go on. This is the true church, set up and led by Jesus Christ. I am proud to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have had many calling in church. I have been in charge of teaching lessons to the women's group known as the Relief Society. Also, I have taught the youth of varying ages in their Sunday School classes. I have worked on the activities committee planning ward parties and events. I have been on a committee to plan the women's group monthly get together. I faithfully attend church each Sunday to partake in the Sacrament passing of the bread and water (taken from the last supper) which is to symbolize Christ's atonement. Doing so allows me to renew my covenant, or promise, to try my hardest each day to live as Christ would have us do. Through repentance and taking the sacrament, I am able to start over with a clean slate when I fall short of my goal. Being at church allows me to let the worldly issues or problems go, and to focus on the things that are truly important. It prepares me to get through another week in a tumultuous world.