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Hi I'm Camela (Cami)

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife to one and a mother of five (both groups are more than enough!). I keep busy volunteering in my younger children's classrooms, car pooling, and keeping things running in our home. I love to read, and I love to bake. I don't like to clean up my mess after I'm done baking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were born from Mormons. In fact, many of my ancestors became Mormons at or near the time when Joseph Smith restored the fulness of the Gospel to the earth. I have continued to be a Mormon because doing so brings me great joy. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints brings me closer to my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I love that I can use the knowledge I have to teach my children about the world around them. When they were young and they wondered how trees grow from seeds, I could explain the science, but I could also help them appreciate the wonder I feel in knowing that my Heavenly Father loves me enough to have created those seeds and trees for my enjoyment and use. And now as my children are older, the gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to answer harder questions like why it is important to stay chaste before marriage and why Grammie had to die. The greatest reason I am a Mormon is because the gospel of Jesus Christ helps me become a person who can be with my family forever after this life. I know that my mother's spirit still lives. I know that I will see her again and all my other loved ones. I know that Jesus Christ died so that I could repent and my sins could be forgiven. I know that he was resurrected so that I, too, can live again.

How I live my faith

I get the opportunity to live my faith every day. Every day we read scriptures and pray together as a family. On Mondays we hold a family home evening where every member of our family gets a chance to participate, whether in teaching a lesson or leading the music. These things don't always happen. Sometimes we want to sleep in or we are crabby, but we try. I also get to visit some wonderful ladies montly by assignment as a visiting teacher. It began as an assignment, but now the women are some of my best friends, and we visit more often than once a month. I also have the opportunity to work with the young women in our stake. I get to help chaperone Saturday night dances, help organize physical activities like volleyball and Zumba, help with activities that are just for fun like a ping pong tournament with the young men, and help teach these young women and help them in their spiritual growth as they grow closer to Jesus Christ and their Heavenly Father. I am so thankful for a husband who supports me as I serve. He has recently served as a counselor to our ward's bishop. Sometimes we would have conflicting activities scheduled, but it is wonderful to me to know that both of us can work together to make sure that our family is still our first priority.

What is the priesthood?

Camela (Cami)
I believe that the priesthood is the power of God on earth today. The priesthood is used by worthy males to bless the lives of others. No man can use the priesthood on himself, and no man can use the priesthood when he is not worthy. The priesthood, like our Heavenly Father's love for us, is purely unselfish. Show more Show less