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Hi I'm Mandi.

I grew up in a small town in northern Arizona . I'm a wife, a mother of two beautiful girls, and a CPA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mother of two beautiful daughters and I have a son on the way (due February 2012). Before having children, I worked full-time as a Certified Public Accountant and was a Tax Manager. I attended college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ and was raised in a small town in Northern Arizona. I married and was sealed to my husband in November 2002 in the Mesa, AZ temple. I love to read and to quilt and crochet. My most favorite thing in the world to do is spend time with my amazing husband and daughters. I am truly blessed and have a wonderful life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon. My parents were sealed to each other in the temple when I was six months old. My mom was born and raised in our church and my dad converted to our religion when he was 19 years old. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ brings me much peace and comfort. I have a strong testimony of a loving Heavenly Father who knows me and loves me. I know that He hears and answers my prayers and he knows when I am happy or sad. I know that He wants me to be happy and He hurts when I hurt. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. Our entire religion is based on this knolwledge. I know that He atoned for my sins and He provided a way for me to repent and be forgiven for my sins so that one day I can return to my Heavenly Father and live with my family for eternity. I know that our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that he saw our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. I know that he translated the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, by the power of God. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I know that it is of God. The things we read in the Book of Mormon testify of Jesus Christ. I know if we read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it is true having faith that we will receive an answer, we will receive a sure confirmation that it is. I know that God still sends revelation to his children on earth. I know that our current prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, is a prophet of God and he receives direct revelation from God pertaining to us in these days. I am infinitely grateful for this knowledge that I have and I know that everyone who prays with a sincere heart will receive answers to any questions that we have.

How I live my faith

I am very active in our church. I have served as the president of our ward's young women organization as well as in other positions within that organization. Right now, I am teaching the 9 and 10 year old children and I absolutely love it. I love teaching them about Jesus Christ and being around their smiling faces. I love the youth of our church. They are our future and I enjoy being around them and feeling of their strong spirits. I also serve as a visiting teacher. I am assigned to visit four different women during the month to share a message with them and to get to know them and see how they are doing. Wonderful friendships have developed through visiting teaching and I enjoy it so much. It's so nice to be able to associate with other women who believe the same things I do and who love our Savior. In turn, I have two visiting teachers who come and see me each month. I look forward to their visits and consider them dear friends. Each time I have had a baby, my wonderful visiting teachers and others in our ward have come to check on me and my family and have brought us delicious meals. I love our visiting teaching program. I feel like it is an errand from the Lord. We watch over each other, just as the Lord watches over each of us. Our religion is focused on serving other people, just as Jesus did while He lived on the earth. I love being able to help others and I have in turn benefited from the service that others have given to me.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Yes and Yes! We believe that when a husband and wife are married and sealed in the temple, we are bound to each other not only for our time here on earth, but for eternity. We believe that our marriage will continue after we die. We also believe that children can be sealed to their parents for eternity as well and we will continue to be a family after death. Death does not need to be the end of our relationships with our cherished loved ones. I love this principle of our gospel and find great comfort in it. Show more Show less