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Hi I'm Angi

I grew up in Montana. I'm a mom, a teacher, and a coach. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up a tomboy. I loved sports. my favorite sports were basketball, volleyball, and track. I was lucky enough to get a college scholarship for track. My high school sweetheart got a football scholarship at the same school. We got married during college. After we graduated from college my husband joined the military. We have traveled and lived many places, and have gone through 3 deployments. While my children were young I stayed home with them. when the children were all in school, then I started working as a high school science teacher and coach. I love teaching and coaching.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not born mormon. I was raised in an Evangelical church, which I loved. I had a good family who taught me to love Jesus Christ and follow his principles. My boyfriend/ later husband was a mormon and we had alot of discussions about his faith. I was concerned because I had seen alot of anti-mormon information which scared me. I was concerned about him being in a "cult". I prayed alot for him and about the religion. the answer was in Matthew 7:16-20. "by their fruit you will recognize them. do people pick grapes from thornbushes,, or figs from thistles? likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. thus by their fruits you will recognize them" As I looked at the teachings of the church I saw the goodness. the teaching about Christ was the same as I believed already. The church programs for strengthening the youth and the families was by far the best programs I had ever seen. The church has wonderful programs for teaching youth how to avoid the trappings of the world that can lead to heart ache. Programs for adults help men be better husbands and fathers, and women to be better wives and mothers. There are programs for helping the poor, the lonely, and the neediest in society. One of the differences I saw was that although many churches teach being a better person, the mormon church actually has the programs to show you how to do that in tangible ways. When I chose to join the church I knew I would get to love Jesus Christ as I alway had, but also got the support of a Church that gave me the best teachings/programs to strengthen my family and my faith.

How I live my faith

Being a military family can be challenging. We move alot and have to start all over socially when we get to a new place. One great thing about the church is that it is in every community and is welcoming to all newcomers. When we move, we find the church right away and take our kids. Usually they see kids they recognize from school and it is a way to help them make friends quickly. The church also has members who visit teach the women. When we move, I also have to start over with friends and learning about the community. when my visiting teachers come over they check to see if I need any help and tell me about the best places to shop, places to visit, doctors/dentist to use etc. Often, they are the first friends I make when we move to a new place. I also volunteer in visiting teaching, by visiting other women in the church. it gives me an opportunity to help other women. It is the "give and get" philosophy, where sometimes I give help to others and sometimes I get help from others. In the past I have worked with the young women of the church. I would teach on sundays and provide activities for wednesday nights. I like helping the girls in the church learn to make good choices, strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ, and promote moral values and increased happiness. Many activities also help the girls learn skills they will need to be successful in the future. All those things also help the girls have confidence in themselves. right now I am helping in missionary work. I help support our full time missionaries with talking to people who are interested in the church. I go to baptisms and support new families in the church with friendship and encouragement. I pray for people who are struggling with difficult life situations. Being a christian is about doing what Christ would do. In my daily life I try to treat people with love and respect and help them in any way I can.