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Hi I'm Chelsea.

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Utah but am now living in on the East Coast far from the familiarity of my Utah home.

About Me

I grew up in Utah but have recently relocated due to my husband's schooling. We are living in Connecticut and are actually loving our experiences away from our familiar home in Utah. We have been married 4 years and do not have any children yet. Someday soon though... I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and my husband will be a physical therapist. We love spending time together and really enjoy being outdoors. We love hiking, biking, skiing (snow), backpacking trips, horse riding, and sports of any kind. I grew up playing soccer and even received a scholarship to Utah State University to play soccer. However, when I met my eternal companion my passion for being 100% involved in soccer changed to something different (or someone rather)... I also grew up on a small farm where we raised horses, some pigs, some beef cattle, a goat named Gomer... Horses were the main focus. I love horses. There is something about being on the back of an very large animal and having the kind of relationship with the horse that you learn from each other, you trust each other, you respect each other. I have a love for horses that I hope to always be able to enjoy throughout my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Being Mormon has been a way of life for me since my beginning here on Earth - and I am lucky enough to have been into a family who not only loves each other but loves the gospel. My mother and father taught me at a very young age the importance of saying prayer, having faith in Jesus Christ, and doing good in all things. I never doubted there was a Father in Heaven because my parents showed me that He is there for us. When I got to High School and college and my upbringing was challenged a little bit more, I had to know for myself that the gospel was true. I gained a stronger testimony from being involved in Seminary and Institute, attending church on Sunday, having good friends who also wanted to live the gospel, reminding myself that I am a daughter of God, and having a supportive family who loved me and wanting to help keep me on the path to our Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that when I pray, Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers. I know that He cares about me and that I truly am His Daughter. With me being His daughter, I am heir to everything that He has. I know that I can inherit all that He has. I know that when I read the scriptures daily in my life, I have a strength and power within me that is not there when I do not read. Reading the scriptures has given me many answers to personal trials that I face. I know that the Book of Mormon is "Another testament of Jesus Christ" - that it was translated by a loving Prophet Joseph Smith by the Power of God. I also know that when I attending the Temple, serving others, and trying to do the will of my Father, I am a much happier person. I know that because of my faith in Jesus Christ and my membership in His true church I am blessed.

How I live my faith

My husband and I taught the youth in our ward in Utah. We absolutely loved teaching them - most of the time they taught us more than we taught them. There is such strength in the youth of this church. I feel that if I continue to work with the youth I will always have something to learn from them - even when I'm 60. Visiting teaching was never something that I thought was important until I actually started doing it on a regular basis. It was enjoyable to be able to meet with other sisters in my ward and discuss the gospel and our lives. It was fun to be able to check up on them and be involved in their families. I know that I was blessed when I did my Visiting Teaching on a regular basis and I sure hope the sisters that I visited were as well. Above all of the callings I may hold in my church, I believe that service is the most important. Jesus Christ has said "when ye are in the service of others, ye are only in the service of your God." I know that when I service others (in or outside of my church) I know that I feel blessed. My own problems seem much smaller and more manageable. When I am about doing good, I know that I am pleasing my Heavenly Father and nothing else helps me feel happier!

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

When I chose to marry my husband I chose to marry him in the Logan LDS Temple. By doing so, we were sealed together for Time and All Eternity. I love my husband so much, I can't imagine not being with him forever and yes, the forever I believe in goes far beyond a mortal death. I am also excited that our children (yet to come) will be able to live with us if they live their lives worthily of this blessing. I am so thankful that God has provided me a way to live the ones that I love the very most, not just while my earthly life lasts, but FOREVER! Show more Show less