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Hi I'm Franci

I am a wife, a mother, a registered nurse, and I love to travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the third child of six children, and was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I attended college in central Utah, where I met my husband of now over 20 years. I obtained my nursing degree in Arizona, and have since specialized as an ICU nurse. 10 years after marriage we adopted our first son; later my husband and I adopted two more children (siblings) and had a biological child as well. Now, I am a very busy mother raising four active children while working part time as a nurse in the ICU. I love living in North Idaho where I can be among the mountains to enjoy hiking, camping, huckleberry picking and swimming at the lake during the summer, then skiing with my family during the winter. I also love music, to play volleyball, read, and travel.

Why I am a Mormon

Having maternal and paternal grandparents who were all converts to the church during their young adult years, I had the opportunity to be born as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was raised by a family active in the church. I learned the fundamentals of the gospel principles during my youth, but it wasn't until I was a teenager that I had to really put the gospel to the test for myself and gain a testimony of it's truthfulness. I prayed often and read the Book of Mormon and with a lot of patience and time, I did gain a testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church on the earth. The church brings me great happiness and peace; I know without a shadow of a doubt that it is true.

How I live my faith

As I continue to attend church weekly, I serve as a leader over the childrens group, called the primary, and I teach the young children the basics of gospel principles and scriptures, which also strengthens my testimony. I also strive to serve others, both members of my faith, family, friends and members of my community. Charity is the pure love of Christ, which is why I love to serve others. I try to live my faith by adhering to its precepts and by being an example to those around me, not by being a "Sunday only" mormon, but but being a true desciple of Jesus Christ, and by living with honesty and integrity.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

We believe that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God, that He helped to create the earth, that He was born, lived, prophecied, healed, served, taught, loved, was crucified and was resurrected on the third day so that all of God's children may return to live with Him some day. Jesus Christ is the Savior of all mankind. He taught in the ancient world, and after His crucifixion and resurrection, He appeared on the American continent and taught the ancient inhabitants the gospel. It is through the atonement of Jesus Christ that all mankind may be saved. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

We pay our tithing to show our obedience to the laws and commandments of the gospel. By paying tithing, we are blessed because of our obedience, and we believe that there will be more blessings poured down upon us than we will have room to receive. I have a personal testimony of tithing because I have witnessed the numerous times I have been blessed in my own life and the lives of my family. Not only are we blessed by paying tithing, but through tithing donations we are helping to literally build up the kingdom of God on the earth by helping to fund the building of churches, temples, and funding necessary programs of the church. To be sure, our leaders are not paid by tithing contributions, neither are they paid at all. Leaders and teachers of the church fulfill their responsibility by voluntarily giving of their time and talents to also help build up the kingdom of God on the earth. Show more Show less