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Hi I'm Stephanie

I am a wife and mother. I have been to South Africa. I am a Pediatric nurse and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I had cancer when I was 18, the doctors said I would never have any children...I have 2 beautiful children and have beaten cancer twice. I was a hairstylist until my husband was in a severe car accident and I was faced with the possibility of supporting my family. I decided to go back to school and make my dream of becomming a nurse a reality. I currently work on a pediatric unit on the night shift. I attend church, work, help my children with school work, help them with their sporting activites, and anything else life throws at us. I have been to South Africa with a group of nurse's to study the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, that experience changed the way I view global healthcare. Cape Town South Africa captured my heart, from the smiling friendly people to the beautiful landscape. I long for the day I can return to Africa again.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a mixed religous family. My father always let us explore whatever we were intrested in. For me it was Religion, I studied and dove into several different religions and cultures. When I was 16 my family moved from Califorina to Montana where I became friends with a Mormon. Once I read the Book of Mormon and attended church with her family, I knew I found what I had been searching for in my studies. I became the first Mormon in my family. The teachings of the church struck me straight to my soul. I felt at peace and felt that I had a place that I truly belonged. Much like the profits in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon I prayed about my decision and if the teachings were true. I can say that they are true without a doubt. My life hasn't always been easy but throught prayer and blessings that I have recived by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ my load is easier to carry. I know that families are forever and I will see my family again when I die. When I look back to the day I was baptized I am greatful to the missionaries for teaching me. As I see my own children learn the teachings of the church and get baptized I am glad I became a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving the members of our church and people in our community anyway I can. From meals for families with new babies, to helping pack a family who needs to move. I teach the children in the primary program. I also live my faith by being an example to others...I live the church standards. My clothes are modest, my language is clean, I don't drink or smoke, I help those in need, I read the scriptures, I pray, I spend time with my family, I am honest, and I go to church each Sunday. I believe in Jesus Christ and the holy spirit. I listen to the words and advice of the President of the church, our Bishop, and Stake Presidency. I live my faith everyday 365 days a year.