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Hi I'm Chelsea

I'm a Return Missionary, music geek, musical enthusiast and board gamer, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah, but have had the chance to live in a few other locations as well. I have worked in Alaska for a summer, and dream of the day when I can go back. I am the third of four living children, and in my own opinion, I have the best parents a girl could ask for. I grew up loving to curl up with a good book and watch and quote movies with family. I especially love playing games with friends and family. I feel that games are a great way to get to know others, to solve problems, and to think in a broader scope. I was often forced to go on hikes and spend time outside growing up, but now I'm very grateful for that time outdoors to really appreciate the beauties that Heavenly Father has provided for us. I am a Music Education graduate, who now works in operational marketing for Mountain America Credit Union. Music is still a huge part of who I am, and so I carve time out of my busy schedule to teach aspiring flutists one-on-one. I have loved seeing their love of music develop alongside their ability. I am grateful for my time at MACU. I never in a thousand years expected to be on the career path that I am currently on. It goes to show that Heavenly Father is in control, and will lead us to the paths we need to be on. I have learned more about what I can do well as well as what I have the potential to become.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born and raised in a strong LDS home. I was taught the gospel from the time I was very young and often read the Book of Mormon with my family and on my own. I did all that was expected of me in the church: Primary, Young Women's, weekly activities, Seminary (9-12 grade), Institute (after HS Graduation), and church every Sunday. It still wasn't enough. I was going through the dance steps, but I wasn't hearing the music. As I moved on to college, I slowly stopped going to church. I didn't disbelieve any of the doctrines, or the truths that I was raised knowing. I simply let my desires of sleep and reading get in the way of the Gospel. My Junior year Heavenly Father helped place me in an apt. with a roommate who, through her example, started me on the road to conversion. Being called into the Relief Society Presidency (over the women in our congregation) a few months latter helped the process along. I know through working with that amazing Presidency that I saw a different side to the Gospel and church meetings than I saw before. Since then I finally let the Spirit into my heart and with His help I finally heard the music clearly. The only way anyone can know for themselves is through the Holy Ghost. Step by step I have come to know for my self the power of prayer. I have come to love the stories and testimonies in the Book of Mormon and I know that they were written by Prophets of God. I have come to understand my Savior's mission better through the visions and experiences with the Prophets and people in the Promised Land. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I also know that He is my friend and my Captain. He is there to help me when I fall. He is there to light the path and give me strength and hope when I have none. I have a strong testimony of Moroni's promise in the Book of Mormon (Moroni 10:3-5): through the power of the Holy Ghost you can know the truth of all things. I invite you to read and pray to find out for yourself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day by day. I love finding new nuggets of knowledge within the scriptures (esp the Book of Mormon). I constantly go to my Savior for strength and guidance to be a good example to those around me and I pray that I can recognize those whose hands hand low. I am not perfect and I know that I don't know everything, but I love the opportunity to grow in knowledge and truth through church attendance, institute and other opportunities the church provides us to sit at one another's feet and learn. I have also done my best to magnify my callings in the ward I currently attend in Sugarhouse. In other wards I have been asked to teach the women from messages given by living Prophets and Apostles of God, and have come to love studying their messages on my own and finding answers to life's questions and how to respond to current issues in the world. I am currently helping with the music in my ward- from conducting the hymns in our Sacrament (communion) meeting, to leading the ward choir. I am also on the committee to seek after and help those who are in need of help and whom have wandered away from the fold. I have a strong testimony of the importance of Home and Visiting teaching- the chance for the members to go out two by two and visit the other families and women in the church and check up on them spiritually and physically. I know that each calling is inspired by Heavenly Father. I know that I am where I am supposed to be and I hope that I am making a difference in the lives of those who see and interact around me. It is by the small and simple things that we do each day, from our attitude to our response in times of stress or struggle, that makes the biggest difference in our lives. The more I act with faith and love, the more strength and patience I receive to do a better job day by day.