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Hi I'm Cami

I'm a children loving, cookie baking, farm girl from Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a small farm in Idaho with a big family! Being the 4th of 8 children always gave you someone to work with and play with. My parents taught us to work hard, have fun, and to stay close to the Lord. They loved us and loved the Lord and showed it in the way they have lived their lives. When I went to college I earned my degree in Special Education. I loved teaching children with special needs and I worked with a lot of people who tried to make a positive difference in children's lives. It really made me more aware of how much God loves each and every one of His children. My desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others led me to serve a mission for the church. It was a wonderful time in my life being able to dedicate myself and my time to studying the scriptures, serving others, and sharing my testimony. After my mission I married my sweetheart (it's been 18 years now) and we were blessed to have six wonderful children. A year and a half ago our 3 year-old son died in an accident. It has been heartbreaking to have him gone from our family, but I know that we will see him again and our family will be together forever. The Lord has provided a way for those family bonds to continue on and not end at death.

Why I am a Mormon

I have lived from the east coast to the west coast in the United States and have met people from all over the world. Each person is unique and yet we all have a desire to be accepted, understood, and respected for who we are. So many people are looking for joy, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment. They look for it in work, recreational activities, relationships, and other areas. True lasting joy cannot be found in any of those places. I'm a Mormon because I have found that deep and lasting joy that comes from knowing and living the truth. I know who I am because I know my Savior Jesus Christ. We have a Heavenly Father who loves us. His Son, Jesus Christ, came here to earth to live, die, and be resurrected for us! I know the Holy Ghost tells us what is true with quiet and powerful feelings in our hearts and minds. As I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon (Another Testament of Jesus Christ) and prayed about its truthfulness I have come to know my Savior and Redeemer more personally. I feel His love for me and for each one of us. That is the main anchor that gets me though the challenges that come with this life. It is my life line. Our loving Heavenly Father did not want us to go through this life alone. He has given us the gospel of Jesus Christ as a foundation to build our lives on. Then, come what may in life, we will make it through with the Lord at our side.

How I live my faith

I love working with kids so I'm a volunteer at our schools. This is one way I can help in our community. Teachers carry such a heavy load it feels great to be able to lighten it a little. The best part of the day is when I walk into the classroom and the kids faces light up with a smile when they see me! At church I also teach the children. We have 140 children that come each Sunday so it takes quite a bit of organizing to help the children learn the gospel of Jesus Christ through songs, activities, and lessons. The Holy Ghost brings such a sweet spirit of comfort and love as we talk of Christ and learn about Him. Children have such great faith and I feel God's love for them each week as we meet together. Two of my boys are also involved in the Boy Scouts of America program. I appreciate the values and learning opportunities this provides boys and young men. Because the church supports this program we have a lot of parent support and other church members who help with Pack Meetings, Den Meetings, and other scouts activities. As I have helped in this organization over the years I have made strong friendships and have enjoyed being a part of this.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Cami
Being self reliant is very important to me personally. Not only would I want to be able to take care of my family if the need arose, but I want to help my neighbors and my friends. My husband teases me about being a squirrel because I enjoy canning and like to keep a good supply of the necessities stocked up. I know he feels just like I do though and it brings a feeling of calm and comfort to know that whatever happens we are prepared. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Cami
100 percent--YES! Jesus Christ is the Son of God and I love him and worship him with all my heart. He is the central person in my life and in our church. I know that He lived and died for each one of us. He was resurrected and provided that gift to all of us. The scriptures teach of His perfect life, teachings, and love for us. As I live my life I look to Him as the perfect example and work each day to be more like him. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less