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Hi I'm Chelsea

I love books, brownies, and beauty. Actually, I love the whole world! It's such a beautiful place. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Denver, but grew up in northern Virginia. I loved growing up in the D.C. area and living close to so much history and our nation's capitol. I have four fun younger siblings and two amazing parents. I moved to Utah to attend college. I loved my time in college with my roommates and my classes. I met my husband in school and we both graduated then moved to Salt Lake. I've been working as a travel and visa agent for the past 2 years. I studied geography in school and my favorite things to do, besides spending time with family, are reading about the world, traveling the world, and meeting and talking with people from around the world. We will soon be moving to Arizona where my husband will attend medical school and we're expecting a baby boy. I am grateful for the many challenging and exciting opportunities I've had in this life that have made me the person I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the gospel of Jesus Christ that is taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Like anyone on this earth, I am faced with decisions daily and often these decisions are of important moral consequence. Because of the principles and doctrines taught in the gospel, I know that I can make good choices by trying to be like Jesus Christ. I have come to know my Heavenly Father through prayer and by the influence of the Spirit. One of the first experiences that I can remember in my life was praying to my Heavenly Father as a young child. I was home alone and scared and I didn't know what to do. After my prayer a very clear simple thought came into my mind, and I knew that the thought was from the Spirit. I did what I was prompted to do and was quickly reunited with my mother. Since this experience I have had many perhaps more important prayers answered, but one thing that has not changed is the feeling of love I always feel from my Father in Heaven. I am grateful to know that I am never alone and that Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to be happy, as well as everyone else on this earth. God our Heavenly Father wants us to be happy, He has given us families, prayer, commandments, prophets, and created this beautiful world to help us know of His divine love. Most of all, He has given us His son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins, so we can be forgiven and return to live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by daily trying to be like Jesus Christ. When I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I made 3 promises. To always remember Jesus Christ, to keep the commandments, and to take the name of Jesus Christ upon me. Though I am far far far from perfect, I try to do this daily. I try to think of others needs and pray for them. I try to understand others and show them the love that Jesus Christ would if He were on the earth.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Some people tend to focus on all of the awful and horrible things that happen in this world and say that because of those things, there can be no God. But I like to look at all of the amazing things on this earth, and especially the intricacies of life forms and how things function and try to ask myself how everything could work together so perfectly if there was no God or no creation. Of all these things, what could be more divine than the creation, birth, and growth of a human being? The crowning creation of God's earth. I believe that the more one studies science, the more evidence there is of God. Only a being as divine as our Father in Heaven could have created the blueprint for our human anatomy, or the symbiosis of plant and animal life, or the infiniteness of the universe. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Just like all women, Mormon women are amazing! Mormons believe in the equality of men and women. Mormons do believe that men and women have been created with different and unique characteristics. It is obvious that men and women are not the same, but both men and women are very capable and equally loved beings. God has created men and women in such a way that they can be most successful when they learn to live together and work together. Men and women each have divine roles as fathers and mothers, and as they fulfill these roles they are able to create a family, which is an important part of God's plan of happiness. Show more Show less