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Hi I'm Carren

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to my wonder husband and mother of 3 wonderful children. I have 2 girls and 1 boy. I work full-time as a hospice nurse. I enjoy my work. I feel it gives me an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people who are in the last phase of their lives. I get to meet lots of new people and share this special, often difficult time with people, who are facing the end of their lives. I get to hear great stories about their lives and I get to help them to be more comfortable, emotionally, spiritually and physically. I love spending time with my family, watching my husband play hockey, playing and reading to my small children and listening to my teenager. I love to explore the area where we live. We enjoy going to church on Sunday and just having a quiet day at home after. I like to cook for my family, especially new dishes; playing golf with my husband, when we have time; making homemade cards; scrapbooking and hiking and exercising, when I can. I have a very full and wonderful life.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom and dad moved to Utah when I was about 5 years old. I can remember my grandmother begging my mom not to move there. She said "don't go there...they will get you". Referring to the "mormons". My mom joined the church within the first 3 months we were there. I remember learning about the gospel and just having such a sweet peaceful feeling and knowing in my heart that what I was being taught was true. I wanted to lived the gospel. From then on we were active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I turned away from the gospel for a short time in my late teens/early 20's. I remember feeling so lost and so confused about life. When I again started going back to church and following the teachings of the Savior, I once again felt happy inside, I no longer felt lost and confused. I know my life has a purpose and that my Heavenly Father loves me. I know that Jesus Christ was God's son and that he lived a perfect life and left a perfect example for us to pattern our lives after. I know that he volunteered to atone for my sins and that he was ressurected. Because of his sacrifice, I know that I will be resurrected and that I have the opportunity to live with him and my heavenly father and my family again for all eternity. I also know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, called by Heavenly Father and Jesus to translate the Book of Mormon. He also was given the fullness of gospel to be reorganized on the earth again. Living the gospel brings such peace and joy into my life. I don't worry about things I have no control over. I know that when I pray to my Heavenly Father my prayers are answered. I am blessed with so many blessings and I know it is because of my faith and my desire to live the gospel.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday with my family. We have 3 meetings. Our first meeting is called Sacrament meeting, where we are giving bread and water which has been blessed and it represents the body and blood of christ, then we hear talks or testimonies given by our members to help uplift us and to teach and remind us of the things we can do to improve our lives and bring us closer to our Savior and Heavenly Father. The second hour I attend Sunday School. This year we are studying the New Testament. The third hour I attend Relief Society, which a meeting just for the women in our church and in this meeting we have lessons to increase our faith and person righteousness, strengthen our families and homes and to seek out and help those in need. I have 4 women in my ward that I have been assigned along with someone else to visit each month to teach them and to offer support and friendship. Once a month we get together on a weeknight to participate in an activity, which can be about anything, such as homemaking, food storage, geneology, scripture study, budgeting, parenting, ect........ These meetings are usually very informative and are always a great time to visit with other women in our ward and we always have yummy food.