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Hi I'm Ange

I work with preschoolers with autism. I love photography and being outdoors but I especially love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work with children with severe to moderate autism. I went to school for both a bachelor and a graduate degree but most of my knowledge and experience comes from working with these children and their families in their homes and in the classroom. I've also worked with other children with multiple special needs. I've seen the struggles and joyous moments that come with these challenging yet rewarding aptitudes. I grew up in Washington where my family and I spent most of our time outdoors and I grew to love everything around me. It always amazed me how grand the star dusted sky, pine covered mountains and vast stormy ocean were, but yet how intricate the details on the ferns, moss, trees and flowers. It made me want to take pictures and capture every thing. I then learned I could capture moments on camera with people and those that we love most.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that my life has a purpose. As I learn more about Jesus Christ, I understand more about why I am here, where I came from and where I am going. There is a reason we have this beautiful earth with all of its creations. There is a reason we are sent here in families. There is a reason that these children I work with have disabilities. The Lord loves us and has a plan for us. Being a Mormon has given me the knowledge and faith I need to trust in God and know these things are true. Knowing that the children I work with came from Heaven, that God knows and loves each one of them individually and that someday through Jesus Christ they will be made perfect, gives me greater guidance as I teach them and support their families. It helps me to know too that God loves me, knows me individually and that through Jesus Christ I can also be made perfect. Not only will we be made perfect, but through Jesus Christ we can be with our families forever. That we will see, know and love each other beyond this life.

How I live my faith

I get to help people in our congregation learn about preparing to go to the temple to be sealed together as a family for time and all eternity. I also get to help them learn more about their ancestors. I drive a friend to church every Sunday because she is unable to drive herself and then we stay after for church choir because we both love to sing. There are some other wonderful women at church that I make sure to visit once a month, however we usually end up spending time together a lot more often. We know we are there for each other if we ever need anything and there have been many late night calls and last minute rides and girls-nights-in. I pray and study the Bible, Book of Mormon and words from our living prophets, which gives me strength daily. I am grateful for my life, for my family and for the children I teach. I count my blessings each day to have the Church of Jesus Christ in my life.