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Hi I'm Carol

I'm originally from Los Angeles, now living in Colorado. I am first-generation American born, a mom of two, a wife, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My most important job is being a mother. I have two wonderful children that keep me on my toes. I have a loving, hard-working husband that supports me in all I do. I studied secondary education/Spanish at Brigham Young University where my experiences helped solidify my testimony of the Church. I am a foodie. I love to bake and try out new recipes and share my (sometimes disasterous) creations. I love throwing parties and being surrounded by those I love. My parents are immigrants from Mexico that instilled in me strong principles of hard-work and perserverence and family unity. I love to read and to dance (not at the same time). And I love to re-discover the world through my children's eyes!

Why I am a Mormon

I haven't always been a Mormon. I became a Mormon for many small reasons that together equaled a closer relationship with my Savior and my Heavenly Father. I learned through my years of investigating (yes, YEARS) that I am a daughter of a loving God, that I am not merely floating through this life with no destination or end goal, but in fact, came from the presence of God to find joy and be tested and grow on this earth so that I can live with Him again. I am a Mormon because there is no feeling that equals the joy you feel when you know who you are, where you came from and what you have the potential to become. I struggled with the decision to convert. In some ways I felt like I was turning my back on my family and my culture. It was only through much prayer that I was able to make that leap because I knew that in my conversion I could find the happiness I was seeking and in turn share that with those closest to my heart. I am a Mormon with many flaws, and despite these flaws I know my Heavenly Father loves me. Being a Mormon does not mean I am perfect. It means that I believe in repentance. I believe in a loving, merciful Father and in the atonement of Jesus Christ. It's okay that I make mistakes. As long as I am walking in the right direction, as long as I am doing my best my Savior will walk beside me and through the guidance of the Holy Spirit I can endure to the end.

How I live my faith

Through the Church I have the amazing opportunity to help organize compassionate service whenever it is needed. At some point in our lives we are all in need of service, of a helping hand, or of supportive kind words. It has been such a blessing to me and my family to see how quickly and lovingly other members respond when the needs arise. Selfless service is a Christ-like attribute, and I have been witness to this on both the receiving and giving end. I have learned that this life is not a race. We are not competing against each other for the limited spaces in Heaven. We do not walk this life alone. We are here to lift each other up, to help each other as we try to live righteous lives. We are not here to decide who is worthy of our service or not, but to give of ourselves as our Savior gave to those around him--sinner or not, rich or poor. We are the Lord's hands and we have countless opportunities to do good in the world if we will listen to the promptings of the Spirit.