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Hi I'm Chandra

I'm a wife and mother. I'm a warehouse worker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am first and foremost a wife and a mother of a 2 year old little girl. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 5 years. I love spending time with my family, they bring the most joy to my life. I love to read. I love growing a vegetable garden. I love to cook, but not to clean. I love camping and hiking. I love going shopping for fun, fashionable clothes on a budget - a huge fan of thrift stores and consignment sales. I have an associate's degree, and I work part-time in a warehouse where I do stuff like drive a forklift. I also sell stuff on eBay to help make ends meet while my husband is going to school.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and have attended my whole life. This is not the reason I am a Mormon though. I had a bit of a tough time in my early adolescence. I made friends with people I shouldn't have, didn't ever do anything terrible, but I wasn't headed in the right direction. My mom made me go to church even though I probably wouldn't have gone on my own. After failing the eighth grade I decided to reassess my life, and think of what kind of person I wanted to be. I realized many of my so-called friends weren't the kind of person I wanted to be. When I thought of the kind of person I wanted to be I couldn't help but realize that I really wanted to be the kind of person we were taught to be at church. I became more involved in church through my high school years. I no longer went because my mom made me, but because it felt right. I made good friends, not just with other Mormons, but with lots of good friends who respected me for my beliefs. Today I can look back on when in my life I have been the happiest, and it is when I am following the teachings of my savior, Jesus Christ. I have had the unfortunate opportunity to see family members of mine fall away from the Church, and I have seen lives fall apart due to addiction, I have seen the unhappiness of not knowing that you are a beloved child of our Father in Heaven. Being a Mormon isn't the easiest choice, I think that's why some of my family has chosen different than me, but I am forever grateful that I decided to choose who I want to be, and not let the world choose for me. I know that I am a Daughter of God. I know that I can pray for help on a daily, and sometimes hourly basis. I know that my Heavenly Father hears me and loves me. I know that my life would not be so wonderful and blessed today If I did not follow the teachings of my Savior. Life is not easy, but with my Father in Heaven's help it is so much easier than going alone.

How I live my faith

I serve in church as a teacher to a class of women once a month. I am a shy person, and felt very under-qualified to be teaching women that I considered to be much wiser than myself, but when I was asked to do it I accepted. I have learned a lot from teaching and leading discussions with these wonderful women I get to meet with every Sunday. I was so scared to do it at first, but I have realized we all have our shortcomings, and that others are just there and wanting to help us. I have had the opportunity to participate in various community organizations. I was able to be a student council member at the Community College I attended. I have been a dedicated blood donor for years. I have helped in countless service projects over the years, from food and school supply drives, to making quilts and blankets for charities and making hygiene kits for the homeless. I feel that by sserving others, you strengthen your spirit. There is no better reward for service than knowing that you did something good for someone else