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Hi I'm Camille Phillips

I grew up in Arizona. I am a wife, mother, and a musician. I am founder and director of a classical recital series. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I was a social butterfly. My parents were wise and helped me develop my love for music and the viola. I received a scholarship to go to a music conservatory and I eventually got a bachelor's and master's degree in viola performance. Now I am married, have three daughters, I play my viola in an orchestra, teach Suzuki violin/viola, and am founder and director of a recital series called Classical Exposure. Aside from music, I also enjoy playing soccer, volleyball, water skiing and snow skiing, painting, making crafts, and especially spending time with my family and close friends. I enjoy doing many things and find it difficult to focus my energy in one place for too long. One of my favorite things to do by far is to go on a trip with just my husband and three kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. I was raised by righteous, loving parents who I know want the best for me. I have always felt happy and most at peace when I am abiding by the teachings of my Savior. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has helped me gain a testimony of Him. My testimony of God, Jesus, and the truthfulness of His church on earth, has been gained not only by a one time monumental experience but by a collection of small and sweet experiences; those quiet moments of peace, clarity of mind, and feelings of warmth and joy that fill my whole being. These feelings speak of truths to me louder and clearer than anything else. I want to remember them always! I have studied the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. In all the scriptures the Savior is there and I know this because I can feel His spirit when I read them. My membership in His church has been the constant reminder of Him and His love for me. I choose to be a Mormon, and do so because I feel my church has given me so many resources, so many opportunities to learn and grow, and a church family to lean on, learn from and serve. Being a Mormon keeps me on a path that leads to God. I believe that we have a living Prophet and Apostles on the earth who receive revelation from God on our behalf. I want to be a Mormon because I want to follow that prophet and his guidance. I am happy when I do. I choose to be a Mormon because it helps me feel closer to my Savior and I know that this is what God, my Heavenly Father, wants for me. I can live my life closer to them. By doing so I will hopefully return to that God who created me and feel like I know Him.

How I live my faith

Members of my church are given callings. Mine is Primary Chorister. My goal is to teach young children how to recognize and feel the Spirit through music. The truth is, they are the teachers. I have learned so much from them just through their examples. Their love and smiles fill my soul with joy. Because of my calling now and different callings in the past, I have had the chance to give my time and service to others. In return, I learn to truly love those who I serve and witness the blessing of service in their lives. I am also a visiting teacher. All women who choose to be a visiting teacher are assigned a visiting teaching companion who travels with them to visit with one or more women in the church. In our visits we share a gospel message, our beliefs, and experiences of life with one another. In doing so we really get to know each other very well and develop lasting friendships. My faith has helped me become a better Christian. It has helped me make and keep wonderful friendships throughout my life and most importantly develop a relationship with God and Jesus Christ. I am inspired by all those who try to be faithful Christians and good people. I am so thankful for their examples to me.