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I am a wife, a nurse, a mother to 7, a lover of dark chocolate and trivia games... I am a MORMON!

About Me

I am a mother to seven wonderful children, but most days I feel like I am still 18 inside my head! I like to do crazy, silly, fun things with my kids, my sweet husband, and with my friends. I had a unique childhood because I was able to travel around the world and live in different locations. I speak Spanish and Portuguese and I love to meet people from all over the world. I am an R.N. and I work a few shifts a month at a local hospital. I absolutely LOVE the field of nursing and hope to continue to grow as a nurse for the rest of my life. My children keep me busy and youthful and grateful. Some of my hobbies are: scrapbooking, quilting, blogging, crafting, facebooking, reading classical books, pinning things on pinterest, hunting, hiking, and decorating cakes and sugar cookies.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents used to live in Tonga, before I was born, so my given birth name comes from the Tongan language. It means something like 'we thank God for blessings from heaven'. I have always felt inside of me a deep sense of gratitude. I feel supremely thankful for my life, for my family that I was born into, for my family that I have now. Being raised in the Church, I grew up with the stories of Joseph Smith and it always just made sense to me, even as a youth. "Of course if you have doubts or questions, you should go directly to the source", I would think, just as Joseph Smith did. It always felt right and good to me to know that God is our Father and that he loves us and wants us to have communication from Him. His church being restored to the earth was not only an answer to a young Joseph's prayer, but it is an answer to many pleading, lost, confused, wandering hearts all over the world. It makes perfect sense to me that God and Jesus continue to speak to us through prophets in our day. (Hebrew 13:8). Every time in my life that I need to find answers to problems, or questions, or even just need some peace, I know that I can find it through many different sources related to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some of those places are: in the scriptures, through Church programs, through the prophets, through family, through friends, and especially through the Holy Ghost which I am privileged to have with me when I chose to live righteously.

How I live my faith

I had an amazing opportunity to be a missionary for the LDS Church in Brasil for 18 month. I was able to witness firsthand the blessings that come to people's lives from choosing to follow Jesus and be baptized in His church. Right now I am lucky enough to get to work with the children in our Church. There are about 130 of them from the age of 18 months to 11 years old in my congregation. I absolutely LOVE children, they are so close to the spirit and they are exactly who we can use as examples in our lives. They remind me of how to interact with others, how to live, how to forgive, and how to love.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

I have a testimony of the importance of temples. God has always commanded His children to build temples for a reason...so that He could teach us about His eternal truths and provide a way for us to be educated about His plan. We can make covenants with him that will not only help us to return to live in His presence someday, but will also help us to live the best life we can while here in mortality. I LOVE going to the temple. Show more Show less