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Hi I'm Charlotte

I am a Hair Stylist, single and love spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

This is always the hardest thing to do, describe yourself. I work a lot, and love my what I do. I love being able to make people feel better about themselves and hopefully help them learn to see the positives in their body. Someone once told me that I support vanity, well no it supports me. I would love to be more active, I grew up in a small town in California which was nestled in the Sierra Nevadas so I love the outdoors. Hiking, skiiing, just soaking up the rays. However as we get busier with our work schedules it is harder to find the time or motivation to partake in these activities. I do love to read, so on the wonderful days of sunshine we get here in Seattle I take whatever book I may be reading and sit in the chair outside and devour my book. I am the oldest of three girls and have enjoyed seeing my sisters get married and begin their families. I have been fortunate to be able to be there in the temple with them and hear the vows and covenants they make with each other and I know that I will not accept anything less myslef. My middle sister has a 16 month old daughter and I love watching them interact. I love seeing her adoration and love for her daughter. It is truly a miracle how we can create a life and the immediate love we have for that life. What is more amazing is that because she and her husband have lived a righteous life they are a forever family, they have been sealed for time and ALL eternity. They WILL be able have this love and joy in the next life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am just like anyone else, at a certain age we pretty much all rebel from our parents. My rebellion culminated in 6 months away from the Church and living a life that was not in accordance with the teachings of the Gospel. I learned from this experience and many others that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only way to have true happiness. It also has brought me closer to my Savior, I know He loves me and died for me that I might be able to be forgiven of all my sins and that my burdens may be light. Because of this knoweldge life is easier, I know He and my Heavenly Father love me and that their is a plan for my life. Along with many others in the world I have been hit with economic problems. I have realized that by paying a 10% tithe, I WILL be able to make ends meet. I have made less than a $1000 some months and yet am still able to pay rent and buy gas and have food and I know that this is because I am following the Lord's commandments. I know the Book of Mormon is true, I feel the Holy Ghost so strong with I read those words. I am also grateful to belong to the fully restored Church of Jesus Christ because we have the power of the Priesthood and a living Prophet. I have a strong testimony of the Priesthood, I have felt the healing power that comes from these blessings. All the experiences I have had in life confirm to me that I am blessed and belong to His Church, I would not change that for anything. I love this Gospel, and my Savior and Heavenly Father. Once again I am truly blessed.

How I live my faith

I have been fortunate to serve in multiple callings within the Church. Shortly after I returned to Church activity I was asked to teach the 7/8 year olds. What a perfect way to reaffirm my testimony and belief again by teaching the basics to these children who were so ready to learn, it is amazing now to see them as teenagers now and how much their knowledge has grown. We have a congregation just for 18-30 year olds and my most treasure calling happened when I was there, I was asked to serve as the Secretary for out women's organization. This is one instance where I know it was a truly inspired calling because after I left the meeting where I accepted the calling I was on "cloud 9", I knew that this was where my Heavenly Father needed me. I also knew that I was truly forgiven of my sins, because if not He would not allow me to be in a postion of leadership, where many look to you as an example. In this calling we were charged to make sure that the women in our midst are being taken care of physically, spiritual and emotionally. My strength in the Gospel was tried through this period and also solidified. Being a part of the decision making on activities and knowing who was struggling gave me witness to how much the Lord loves us and guides us to take care of each other. Most recently I spent 2 years teaching our 18month to 3 years. It is wonderful to watch these young children learn about their Heavenly Father and Brother, Jesus Christ. I loved being in there and playing with them and also starting them on the path that will bring them happiness. Currently I am serving as a Compassionate Service Leader, there are many of us with different responsiblities, but mostly we are responsible for making sure that anyone who is in need, whether it is needing to set up meals because you are a new mom, have lost a family member or are suffering from a severe illness. Or if you need a ride somewhere we are there for them.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Charlotte
Every member of the Church has the opportunity to go to the temple. However you need to be living a life that is in keeping with the teachings of the Church, otherwise you will not be prepared to understand what goes on inside, or the covenants you make with the Lord. It would be like taking a 5th grader and putting that child into a high school physics class. obviously that child would not be prepared and thus a member who is not following the teachings of the Gospel would not feel comfortable inside the temple. We also believe that this is Christ's home and just as is mentioned multiple times in the scriptures that an unclean spirit can not enter the Kingdom of God, it is the same in our temples. Show more Show less