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Hi I'm Angie

I am married to my best friend and we have four awesome kids. Colorado is home. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Angie. I'm a wife of 22 years and mom to four amazing kids. My world revolves around them. Actually, my world is them because my career choice is to be a stay-at-home mom. More accurately, I could be classified as an in-the-van mom. Either way, I love my choice! I appreciate different people, ideas and perspectives--a product of having moved around a bit with my Air Force hubby. Life is my current university, BYU my former. I live near the snow, but am crazy about the beach, which just seems wrong. Sunshine is my friend, cooking my nemesis, a good read my escape and politics my vice--not talk radio, I'm talking unfiltered c-span!

Why I am a Mormon

I love my church! It offers so much support and backup in the efforts I make as an individual and within my family. But then again, most any church can do that. I'm a Mormon because of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. I read, studied and prayed about Joseph Smith's account of seeing God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Through the still small voice that comes from God, I know without a doubt it is a true account--it's not a made-up story, it really happened! Because of that delicate yet penetrating whispering, I know that God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, are two separate and distinct beings, who are "one" in purpose. That makes complete sense to me! My church has a living prophet, it has temples, it has priesthood authority, it has scripture--all consistent with Christ's original teachings and organization. Knowing these things and so much more, how could I possibly be anything else? Above all, I'm a Mormon because I know God wants me to be one.

How I live my faith

I know God loves me and is interested in me and my life as if I were the only person He had ever created. I show Him my sincere but imperfect love by keeping His commandments. I live my faith by getting up each day and striving to be better for Him than I was the day before.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Missionary work is important to Mormons because we have "good news" we want to share with others! I currently have a son serving a mission in Texas. He worked all through high school at the local recreation center putting 50% of his income in a savings account he created for his mission. I have another son who has submitted his application for mission service and is waiting to receive his mission call. He has worked at a variety of jobs--mowing lawns, teaching piano lessons, tutoring children--in order to save money for his mission. He also decided to save 50% of all income earned in order to pay for his mission expenses. Missionaries serve missions at their own expense because they know they have an awesome message to share with others--a message about Jesus Christ and His Atonement and our Heavenly Father's great plan of salvation which allows all people the opportunity to return to Him. Show more Show less