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Hi I'm Stacy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 5 foot 2, eyes of blue. I am a mom of three kids, all grown up now. I am divorced. I started nursing school when I got divorced. I graduated as a RN. I am now working as an RN in a skilled nursing center. I enjoy my work I get to help people get better. Through my years of college, I had many challenges. The gospel was a great strength for me, my ward members were very helpful. Talks and lessons lifted me up so I could go another day. THe light of Christ guided me through the tough times.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a LDS family, under the covenant. I was not a faithful teenager. I had to find out for myself that the gospel was true, which I did when I was 24. I needed Christ and he was there, He never left me, and he welcomed me back with open arms. Since then I have never left him either.

How I live my faith

I search for opportunities to serve Christ. With my children, my family members, my neighbors, and especially with the people I work with every day. I currently teach the Relief Society lesson once a month. I love learning new aspects of the Gospel through the teachings of our Apostles. I have served as a visiting teacher since I was 24, I am now 25 years older, the relationships I formed through Visiting teaching have lasted through the years, even though I have moved away. I still have contact with my partners and the ladies we were blessed to visit on a monthly basis. I have taught the primary children from age 3 all the way up to age 11. I loved them all, they taught me more than I ever taught them. Especially as I watched them grow in the gospel. I was happy to know I helped them learn the foundations of the truth. One boy especially stands out. His parents were not members, he came with his grandma. He was a rambunctious little 4 year old boy in tattered clothes and long hair. He had the bluest eyes. Those eyes trusted me and loved me, as he called me teacher every week. He was woven into my heart. My goal for him was for him to sit on his chair for the 45 minute lesson. This was impossible for all the 4 year olds, it was even more difficult for this one. After a few weeks of reminding him to sit on his chair, he told me "I am sorry teacher my bum won't stay put". We agreed that from then on as long as he was on the chair it was ok. He never left his chair again, he was upside down on it, spinning around it or climbing over it, but he never left his chair again.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Stacy
We meet every Sunday. Our services are 3 hours. This is divided into 1 hour blocks. The first hour is where we take the sacrament and we listen to people from our church congregation, talk on different aspects of our religion. We also sing hymns. The second hour is called Sunday school, the youngest children 3 thru 11 go to primary which is 2 hours, 1 hour of class time and 1 hour of singing/sharing time, The teenagers 12-17 go to Sunday School, as well as the adults. Again members from the congregation are asked to teach these groups. The third hour we split up again, all the males 12 and up go to priesthood group, teenage girls go to Young Women's and adult women go to Relief Society. All groups study the scriptures, the Bible and the Book of Mormon. We also study the teachings of prophets who have died. The youth groups meet weekly during the week as well. They have learning activities as well as fun activities. They often do service projects. The female adults have gatherings where we meet and learn and grow. We can learn a homemaking skill or go to a seminar, or perform a service project. There are many possibilities. Visitors are always welcome, to all our meetings and activities. Show more Show less