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Hi I'm Camiah

I'm a musician. I'm a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the wife of a wonderful Brazilian man and the mother of four amazing children. I have taught music for the last 15 years and I LOVE my job! On the weekends, my husband and I usually go see one of my students perform somewhere in the Atlanta area which make us feel hip and cool even though we're really not. Each year I get involved in the local community theater either by doing hair/make-up for the shows or choreography and the past two years I've landed supporting lead roles. My husband and I love to travel, try new and crazy foods and most especially meet different people. With children that are involved in Scouting, karate, dance, acting, music, and basketball we are busy, but our favorite thing to do is chat over a pizza and watch a movie with a big tub of popcorn. Family is the greatest place to be!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but just like with anyone else who learns about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ I had to make a conscious decision to be a member of this church as an adult. My earliest memory of feeling that this church was really Jesus Christ's church was when I was seven years old. I was sitting on the big couch in my family's living room with a little children's songbook printed by the church and I was singing "I Am a Child of God". I remember feeling deep in my young heart that those words were true - I really am God's child and He knows me. It was a powerful and sweet moment for me and I have never forgotten it. That was the beginning. Thirty years later, I am still a Mormon because the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings me peace and direction and real joy. When I read the Book of Mormon, I feel close to my Savior. When I receive a priesthood blessing, I feel God's love for me. When I go to church, I feel inspired and encouraged. When I go to the temple, I feel as though I have finally come home. Being a Mormon isn't always easy, but it is the best and single most important decision I have ever made in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a lot of little ways that probably most people never notice - my family prayers together every day, my husband and I read the scriptures with our children each day and set aside time to talk about the Gospel and our Savior. Our number one goal is helping our children develop a strong relationship with their Savior, Jesus Christ. Some ways that I live my faith are probably a little more noticable. While playing a role on stage recently, I asked the director if it would possible for me to not use the Lord's name in vain as it is written in the script. She talked it over with me and I was able to change a few lines. It wasn't a big deal to anybody else, but for me I could not say those words knowing Heavenly Father the way I do and knowing what he has done for me. My collegues know that I won't participate in any workshops or shows that take place on Sunday and they are very supportive of that decision. They also know that I don't drink and swear. I try to be really careful in all my business dealings to be 100% honest in every way. But all of those more noticable ways of living my faith, stem from the less noticable ways that I live my faith. Because I pray, because I read the scriptures, because I want to be close to the Savior then I want to keep the Sabbath day holy, I want to be honest, I want to respect God's name.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Just talk to a Mormon and you will quicly find out that we do not worship Joseph Smith. We worship God, our Heavenly Father, and his son, Jesus Christ. We respect Joseph Smith for the great work that he did in restoring the gospel of Jesus Christ to earth with all the priesthood authority. We are grateful for the service and inspiration that Joseph Smith provided, just as we are grateful to all prophets throughout history who have proclaimed God's word to the people. He was a great prophet. He did a great work and we are blessed because of it, but we do not worship him. Show more Show less