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Hi I'm Lacey

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Idaho but now live in Utah and am attending a university majoring in Special Education. I recently learned how to rock climb and love it! I enjoy living near the mountains so I can hike, camp, and enjoy the nature that God created. I love working with kids and have loved the opportunities I have had to volunteer in my community and work with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active Mormon family and was baptized when I was eight years-old. I didn't question the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints until I was sixteen years-old and a dear friend of mine passed away in a car accident. I was angry, sad, and didn't know why God would take this amazing person from her family and friends. The only way I got through it was turning to Him through prayer and scripture study and leaning on the people around me who had faith the Gospel was true and that she was happy and living with our Father. I eventually, gradually, came to know that this church is true and that I cannot live without it. It gets me through hard times and makes the good times sweeter. It provides a support system that loves and supports you no matter where in the world you are. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior and that through Him I can do all things that He asks.

How I live my faith

I serve in my church by watching over sisters in my community. I visit them, serve them, listen to their concerns, and just love them. Being a friend to all around me is what I do to live my faith. I try my hardest to be an example of Christ-like service. I am planning on serving a full-time mission when I am of the age to do so. I know that the only way I can truly serve the Lord is serving His children.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Our churches or meeting houses are places we can meet together to learn about Jesus Christ from each other, the scriptures, and our leaders. We meet there weekly in order to refocus and recenter our lives on Him every week. The temple is a very sacred place where we make promises to God and learn more of Him. It is a holy place where we can get out of our busy lives and think of Him. It is a special place that only those worthy and ready are permitted to enter. The temple is a beacon in my life and I strive to follow the commandments of God so that I can go there, to the House of the Lord. Show more Show less