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Hi I'm Angie

I'm a native of the western United States. I'm a young wife and mother of two with one on the way. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an honest seeker of truth. I love learning, questioning, figuring out how things work, and teaching myself how to do new things. A couple of the new things I'm learning right now are how to be a good wife and mother. I've been married three years, have a two year old and a one year old, and am currently expecting again. I graduated from high school and began college fully determined to receive my bachelor's degree, but I had to cut that short to take care of my new family. I now spend what free time I have doing things like painting, sewing, crocheting, decorating, upholstering and inventing other creative projects.

Why I am a Mormon

As I said, I am an honest seeker of truth. I love getting to the heart of things to understand why they are the way they are. Even a magician's tricks are based in reality and logic, they just master the sleight-of-hand that creates the illusion of magic. I like to figure out how they accomplish their tricks if I can. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because everything about this religion makes sense. The most important detail in my conversion is the fact that this church preaches that God the Father speaks to us. God did not speak to the men who are written about in the Bible only to shut His mouth now and vow never to speak to us again. He still listens when His children pray to Him and He still answers. I have tested this out many times for myself and keep coming to the same conclusion: He has not spoken to me with His voice but there is no doubt in my mind that He has sent me messages and answers. It also makes sense that He would call leaders to organize and teach His children and to be their examples when He is not visibly present Himself. The doctrines of this church call such a leader a prophet. I have listened to the prophet and asked God for myself whether what he said was true. I know for myself that it is true, and if what he says is true, then he must be called by God. And if the prophet acknowledged by this church is called by God, and that same prophet teaches that this church is true, then I can only conclude that this church is true and has authority from God through the prophet whom He has called. But all this just leads back to the fact that God does speak to us today, and when I ask Him what is true He answers me with truth.

How I live my faith

I am a volunteer activity planner for my church. Specifically, I help organize the special meetings and parties that involve all the women in my neighborhood ages 18 and up. We recently had a huge birthday celebration I was privileged to help organize and decorate and even do some of the cooking for. It was lots of good, clean fun and I think everyone who attended enjoyed it very much. I like helping make life beautiful and fun for the women in my neighborhood and I always find new friends and learn new things that I can take and use in my own home to help my own growing family. I also participate in a play group with my two little ones. In that group I get to know lots of other young mothers and it is comforting to know I'm not alone. Through this neighborhood group of women of all ages, we watch out for each other and find new ways to reach out to other people as well. I was recently informed of someone new moving in who had nothing to start off with. Because I heard about her at church I was able to give her a large collection of silverware that I had and wasn't using anyway. The opportunities to serve present themselves and I always find myself rewarded with joy for accepting those opportunities. Besides serving in the church and in my community, I do a lot to live my faith by serving at home. My children will grow up knowing their mother and father knew and loved Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father because we are teaching them everyday and showing them by example. We read from the scriptures daily as a couple and are moving toward involving the children now that they are getting old enough to understand and sit still for a minute of reading. We pray to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ and our children are watching and listening. Our two-year-old is even beginning to recognize and say "amen" with us. Soon he will learn to pray and in his own words speak to his Father in Heaven.