Hi I'm Staci
I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. I have 1 brother and 3 sisters. Being the middle child is awesome. My family brings so much joy and happiness to my life. I love watching movies, playing in the rain, good conversations, and eating good food. I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. Although I may not know what I want to major in or what trials or blessings I will have in the future, I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true and I love my Savior, Jesus Christ.
Why I am a Mormon
It seems like there's a point in everyone's life where you have to figure out what you believe. I have been going to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my entire life. There was a point when I needed to discover for myself if the gospel is true. I started by praying to my Heavenly Father. I studied the Book of Mormon, pondered and continued to pray. One night as I knelt down to pray after reading the Book of Mormon, I felt the spirit so strong. In that moment, I knew this gospel is true. My faith is not all from that one moment. It has grown a little at a time. My faith has grown as I have seen the ways God has guided my life, as I have received answers to my prayers, and as I have felt like I am in the right place at the right time doing what He would have me do. Since then, my life has been filled with so many of those moments where the spirit testifies to me the truthfulness of the gospel. I am constantly pondering the scriptures and praying to maintain and grow my testimony. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has brought so much joy and peace in my life and I know it is true.
How has your knowledge of the Plan of Happiness changed/benefited your life?
Through the Plan of Happiness, I know that there is more after this life. This changes how I live and provides me with purpose. I know that if I live the gospel, I can return to live with my Heavenly Father again someday and that my family can be together forever. I can't imagine anything happier!
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is a huge blessing in my life. It can happen anytime and anywhere. Through prayer I can come to know and love my Heavenly Father and build a strong relationship with Him. I can receive answers to questions. I can receive personal revelation. I can feel His love for me and see the many ways He has blessed my life. I find great comfort and peace in knowing I never have to be alone. He will be there to listen and love unconditionally.
What blessings have come through your faith in Jesus Christ?
Jesus taught us to love one another and spent his whole life serving others. He is my ultimate example and my life has been so blessed as I have strived to be like Him. Through the Atonement, He has felt every pain and suffering. He knows exactly what I am going through and I am so grateful for the sacrifice He has made that I can repent of my sins. His example and teachings have blessed my life so much.
How has the Holy Ghost helped you?
The Holy Ghost has played a significant role in my life. Life is full of decisions and trials and it is amazing to be able to be blessed with the guidance of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost has provided peace and comfort in times of need. I am grateful to have the Holy Ghost as a blessing in my life.
How I live my faith
Each day I strive to be more like Christ. I try to show kindness and love toward others and treat them as He would. As I love unconditionally, I feel His spirit and I hope that others can feel it too. I have so many opportunities to serve and bless the lives of others. I attend church services on Sunday and activities throughout the week. I try to be worthy of having His spirit with me at all times. So I avoid anything that would keep me from having that blessing in my life. I try to read from the scriptures and pray to my Heavenly Father each day.