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Hi I'm Charlene

I grew up in Southern, CA and went to Catholic schools. until I met my now husband, now, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Nurse Manager and have been in Nursing for over 20 years. I am married with 3 kids and enjoy attending my kids various activities: softball, baseball, scouts and church activities. We like to play board games as well as games on our i-touches /phones together while we are all lined up on the couch. We like to watch American Idol and Survivor trying to out-guess eachother about who we think will win. I enjoy outside activities and really enjoy hanging out with our family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I met Mark when I was 16 years old. His friends and family were Mormon, which I didn't know much about as I grew up Catholic. Then, I met the missionaries, what great guys! They were only about 19, a few years older than me and the dedicated their lives to sharing the gospel. I was so impressed by their strong testimony of their church, I had never felt that way before. The main reason I began listening to them and looking forward to their next visit was the feeling I had when we were together. I later realized that the feeling was the Holy Spirit~a feeling I had never had before. What really 'hooked' me was the focus on the family, family first, what a great motto. To close my reason for becoming a mormon was my greater understanding of what faith really was about. I always had a tough time understanding or believing in what I couldn't see, touch or feel. The church helped me to 'trust' my faith and to learn by the spirit. I continue to take my family to church today, 20 years later, for the same reasons. I may not be able to quote scriptures but I still strive to have that feeling I had the very first time I met the missionaries.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by setting an example for my friends and family. I may not have all the answers but I keep striving to learn. I consider myself a lifelong learner, realizing I will never have it all figured out and that this is ok, I will keep trying and moving in the right direction. I try to participate in church and community activities with my kids for service events. This has really contributed to us all understanding the importance of service and the feelings and blessings we receive. Faith is personal to me and I may not talk about it much, I try to strengthen my faith through others.