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Hi I'm Candace

I like to act, and sing. I have 9 siblings. I've been called to serve in the Guatemala, Guatemala City East mission. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Right now I live in Alberta, Canada. I have 9 siblings: 4 sisters and 5 brothers- one of whom is serving a mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In June, I'll be leaving for my own mission, the Guatemala City East mission. I love to act and sing, and I love participating in the musical theatre programs in my town. Right now I work at the grocery store in my town, so I can save up money for my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and have been raised in it my entire life. I started the way a lot of people start when they're born into the church- I lived of the testimonies of my parents'. I gained the beginnings of my own testimony when I was 12. But the part of my testimony I love and know the most, is that Jesus Christ, my Saviour, loves me. I was privileged enough to go to Moroni's Quest this summer. It's basically a sped up reenactment of The Book of Mormon. I loved every bit of it, but the highlight was definitely the reenactment of the Saviour's visit. It was Sunday morning. The night before it had rained, so the earth looked and smelled fresh and green. We were blindfolded for a bit so that we could experience the 3 days of darkness after Christ's death, before His resurrection. I heard the voice that spoke to the Nephites and Lamanites during that time. Even though it was supposed to be a reenactment, it was like I was back in 34A.D, the voice seemed to be resonating inside of me, and I could feel it to the core of my soul. When we were instructed to remove our blindfolds, the first thing I saw was the pure white robe of the Saviour walking past my friends. My heart was filled with amazement and joy. He walked around for a bit more, then came to a group sitting not too far away from mine. He embraced all of them. When I saw that, I knew I had to give Him a hug. As soon as His arms were around me He whispered, "Candace, I love you." The feeling was so strong I could almost touch it. The Saviour loves each of us more than anything we could even imagine. Nobody else knows what it feels like to love so deeply. I know He lives, and I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and it is the most correct book on this earth. This church is true, and the feeling you can get from the Spirit is the best thing on earth. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I teach primary. My class is the CTR 5 class, which means I get to hang out with the rambunctious 5-year-olds. Currently I'm preparing to serve a mission, so I go to mission prep every Sunday. I don't get to go the temple very often, because I work a lot, but when I get the chance, I love to go and feel the spirit.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Candace
When we (members) go to church, we dress up. We wear our nice, modest dresses, and guys wear their suits, or dress pants and a white collared shirt and tie. We celebrate the same holidays as a lot of people, like Easter and Christmas. These are both important to us, because they remind us of Christ's birth, and Christ's death. We also celebrate the national holdays where we live. For example, I'm from Canada, and I celebrate Canada Day. Someone in the U.S will celebrate Independence Day. We also celebrate our birthdays, and anniversaries. Show more Show less