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Hi I'm Monica

I grew up in Mexico. I'm the oldest of 8 kids. I'm a mom, I'm a wife, I'm a full time employee, I'm a nurse, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My parents were good Christian Catholics. They joined the Mormon church when I was very young. I was able to participate in the youth program of the church. The youth program helped me to sort my values and set my goals. It also helped me get closer to Jesus Christ.  As a youth in the church I wanted to serve a full time mission and I was able to do so in my mid twenties. This was a very spiritural time in my life although serving a full time mission is a challenging thing to do. I will always remember the people I tought on my mission that joined the church. I met my husband at a church dance. I got married in my 30's. I earned my nursing degree and had my first born baby in the first year of nursing school, which was exactly what they recommended not to do. But, despite English being my second language I was able to graduate a become an RN. My hobby is my job.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because attending church every Sunday helps me remember my goals of become more like Jesus Christ. Although I pray every day I feel closer to Christ on Sundays when I partake of the bread and water in remembrance of the body and blood of Jesus Christ. I'm not perfect but I have an assurance that my sins and faults will be forgiven through the sacrifice that Jesus Christ has made for me. I believe there will be a judgment day and I want to be ready to stand before the judgment bar and know that I did my best to be worthy to return back to the presence of God.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I have the opportunity to teach a class to 5 and 6 year olds. My purpose is to help them get closer to Jesus Christ by learning of His teachings and making right decisions. I also participate in the woman's program called visiting teaching, were a girlfriend and I watch over a few other women in our congregation. We deliver a spiritual message every month and keep in touch during the week. Also I have peace knowing that another couple of girlfriends watch over me. I like to see my friends at church every Sunday. What I love the most is bringing my kids to church to reinforce the Christian principles they learn at home.

What is being a Mormon like?

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