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Hi I'm Staci Kramer

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of two young boys, a wife to a hard working police officer, a return missionary, a sister, aunt and daughter. I have so many roles in life but the role I have as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is probably the most relevant because it gives me the strength and support to accomplish all of the other things in my life. I was born in Arizona, the youngest of four kids. My parents were members of the church and as kids we were raised in the church but my dad was inactive for my entire childhood. My greatest desire growing up was to have my dad return to church and for all of us to go to the temple together. I see now what a blessing it was to have that trial because as we grew up and saw the two examples presented by my parents, I never struggled with weather or not to participate in Church. My mom was happy and fun and spiritually grounded where as my dad was angry and depressed and so obviously lacking something. Eventually I served a mission in France. I was not home to see the mighty change of heart that came over my dad but by the time I returned home, he was attending the temple, and holding a calling in the bishopric of our ward. I learned that The Lord can do anything and we should never give up on anyone. He hears our prayers and answers them. And our problems are taylor made to help us progress. My family is the most important thing to me. Now I focus on raising my own kids and I enjoy seeing my kids grow up and learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, but there came a time in my life when I had to really decide if this was something I believed in or if I had just been following family traditions. I prayed to receive an answer about if the Church was true. At first I didn't feel like I got an answer but as the days past, I kept remembering different experiences I had had in my life where I had felt God's love or felt the influence of the Holy Ghost. before long I realized that I didn't require a huge momentous revelation to answer my prayer. I already knew that the Church was true. The Spirit had borne witness to me in a thousand small ways over the course of my entire life and it was almost ridiculous to ask about something I then realized I was so sure of. As I continued to seek to have spiritually fortifying experiences and to receive guidance in my life and comfort in my trials, I learned to put my trust in Christ and that He has revealed His truth to us through the prophets. I have been blessed as I seek to know the commandments of God and try my best to keep them. The Mormon Church provides the true doctrines, provides a nurturing social environment, gives me an opportunity to serve others, and provides the best way I have ever come across to draw close to God and achieve happiness in this life as well as to prepare for the life to come.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of my current ward for almost six years and I have had lots of different ways to serve there. I have worked with the youth teaching Sunday School, I have taught the adult Sunday School class as well as being a visiting teacher, and helping with the little kids. Attending church on Sundays is important to me but I would say that where I really live my faith is in my own home and in the privacy of my own heart. I have found guidance in my personal study of the scriptures, and when I teach my kids the principles of the Gospel, there is a feeling of peace that comes into our home and things run more smoothly. I have also found that faith is one of the most important ingredients to having a successful marriage. As my husband and I include God in our relationship we are so much more able to get along and be the kind of loving couple that we set out to be. Personal and Family prayer are so important to keeping a connection to God and learning to turn to Him and trust His will no matter what problems arise in life.