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Hi I'm Chelsey

I love to hike, camp, and backpack. I am a student studying dietetics. I love to meet new people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Washington, Spokane Mission. When I finish my mission I will return to BYU to continue my education in the field of dietetics. One of my favorite things to do is go hiking! This past year I have hiked Havasupi in the Grand Canyon, I have hiked in the beautiful Zion National Park and a lot of smaller trails in Arizona and Utah. I just love how being outside enjoying nature makes me happy! I am the daughter of great parents and the sister to three siblings and I think my family is the best.

Why I am a Mormon

Put simply, I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. I am a Mormon because I believe this is the church that is closest to the way Jesus Christ organized his church while he was on the Earth. I'm a Mormon because I want to be with my family forever and this is done by sealing families forever in the temple through proper priesthood authority only found in this church. I want to one day come up to the gates of Heaven and hear," Well done my good and faithful servant." and this can only be accomplished this by obeying God's commandments and following His prophet, Thomas S Monson. I know I am a daughter of God! I know Jesus is my brother and I know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me stronger than any love on earth. I want eternal joy, not just momentary pleasure. I get this by being a faithful Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have been engulfed in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my whole life, but that doesn't mean I am a blind follower. I believe in finding the truth for yourself, and this is what I have done. I have made the decision to be a faithful member of the church because the Holy Ghost has testified to me that its what my Heavenly Father wants me to do, and that it is the real truth! I live my faith by trying my best to love and include the people around me, obey the commandments and live a life worthy of being called a daughter of God. I am currently living my faith my giving up 18 months of my life where I could be going to school, working, dating or traveling to serve a mission for the church I believe is true, but more importantly serving a mission for my God that I love. I think the way the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints makes me a better person is beautiful.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

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