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Hi I'm Angela.

I grew up in Oregon and studied human behavior in families and marriages at Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy singing, reading, writing in my journal, crafting, refinishing furniture, and being active. Currently, I stay at home with my daughter; I also coach track at a local high school. In the future, I intend on working extensively with non-profit organizations fighting poverty throughout the world. By working with entire families, from a systems perspective, I think we can eliminate generational poverty as well as make an immediate impact. I spent some time in rural Mexico, evaluating government programs and teaching villagers how to read and write in Spanish since they were never given the opportunity to learn when young. I love getting to know people and firmly believe we all have something to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was born into a LDS family, I am not a follower by nature and so had to learn for myself the truth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At age 14, I decided for myself what religion I believed and how I wanted to incorporate it into my life. Through many personal experiences and through the experiences of others, I have come to recognize that the greatest happiness comes from living at peace with ourselves. This requires self-discipline and doing what we know is right especially when it isn't easy. I regularly talk with God through prayer and He regularly communicates love and direction to me through His Holy Spirit. I have received many personal witnesses that He is my Father, that Jesus is the Christ and my Savior and that His doctrine in its fullest and purest is revealed in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am so grateful for the guidance of His prophets, who are given foresight and prophesy. I love the gospel with all of my heart.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. At church, I work with adolescent girls by teaching gospel lessons on Sundays and helping with activities during the week. I believe that helping the youth while they are still youth is crucial; they are fragile and still needing guiding. They are also incredible people full of hope and happiness. I also coach track at a local high school and thoroughly enjoy working with the kids in a whole different capacity. I also make it a point to analyze myself and check that I am "practicing what I preach", not being hypocritical, and especially not being judgmental.