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Hi I'm Stacy

I am a photographer, dreamer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19, almost 20. I want to go to college but I don't have time or money to do it, yet. I work at Walgreens and hopefully in about a year or so I'll have enough money to pay off my car so that I don't have to work full time anymore and I can go back to school. I'm not sure exactly what I want to go for yet, I just know that I miss learning new things and that it is something that I need to do. I love to do photography, sketch, paint, sculpt, sing, listen to music, dance, hangout with friends, go on dates, spend time with my family, go quadding, ride horses, go paintballing, watch movies, read books, write, and a lot more. What I most look forward to is someday getting married to the man of my dreams and raising a wonderful family. I want to be a mother more then anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Chicago Illinois as Elvera. I was the youngest of three children. Both of my birth parents were drunks and drug users. My siblings and I were beat all of the time. I wont go into details but we were abused in everyway possible. My birth mother tried stopping my birth father from beating us once but he almost killed her so she never tried again. When I was three DCFS took us away from our birth parents and placed us into foster homes where we were further abused, used, and unloved. When I was about six the foster family I had at the time had a wooden bust of Jesus on their bookshelf. I remember staring at it for a long time wondering if He was real and if he really loved me. After a while I turned away to go do something when I felt a hand on my shoulder and a wonderful warmth flowed through me. I looked behind me to see who it was but there wasnt anyone standing there. It was at that moment that I first new for myself that He is real and that I am loved, which is all I had ever really wanted. As I moved through several foster homes I was separated from my brother and sister. When I was almost nine I moved in with my family that I have now. This home wasn't a foster home, it was a real family. I felt the same feeling that I got when I was six, it was love. My new family is LDS so I joined the church too but I didn't really know what I was doing. It took a long time and was scary for me to learn how to trust and let people love me but it finally happened. My birth siblings are not members and still struggle with everything that happened. I know I have healed and moved on from it because I have the gospel in my life. One of my favorite things is that I have been sealed and I can be with my family forever. To go from not having a family at all to having a forever family is a huge blessing and makes me see just how lucky I really am to be a part of God's true church. I am now Stacy and I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Mostly I live my faith by trying to be a good example to others and letting my light shine so that they can see how happy I am and hopefully wonder why I'm so happy. If someone were to ask me why, I would tell them it is because I know that I'm not alone in life. There is always someone there who knows me and loves me no matter what I do and if I stumble and make a mistake that through the atonement I can and will be forgiven. Someday I will serve a mission, with my future husband when I am old or single and young. Whatever the Lord has planned for me. I try teaching my little brother as much as he can understand at his age about the church. We really enjoy talking about how we can be sealed together forever in the temple to each other and to our parents. For an 8 year old boy, he knows a lot and always surprises us when he asks to give the lesson during Family Home Evening. It lets me know that he really is listening to me, our parents, and his Church leaders and that we are helping shape his soul into the man Heavenly Father wants him to be. That in itself is very special to me. That I could have some part in bringing my sweet little brother closer to his Heavenly Father and learning about him. I wish I could do that for every person I meet and pass by every single day. So I guess the way I live my faith is by sharing it.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the same church that Jesus Christ established while he was alive here on Earth. After his death and resurrection the true gospel was lost. Heavenly Father knew man needed the gospel so in 1820 a 14 year old boy, Joseph Smith, prayed and asked which church he should join or if they were all wrong and to join none of them. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ both appeared to him and told him to join none. Heavenly Father and Jesus restored their original and true church on Earth again through their servant, Prophet Joseph Smith. The Church is Christ's church so it is named after him. If it was Joseph's church, it would have been named after him. Show more Show less