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Hi I'm Collette

I'm from rural Manitoba, born and raised. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently wear a lot of hats: wife, mother, daughter, sister, student, employee...to name a few. I have a husband of seven years, who is a wonderful companion and support to me. We have two beautiful and intelligent children who, more often than not, drive us crazy but we wouldn't trade them for anything! They're a pleasure to have around. I have a full time job and have recently re-enrolled in university to finish a degree. I truly believe that education, whatever the kind, is important to mind and spirit. I have lived in Manitoba my whole life and enjoy the scenery and four distinct seasons that accompany this prairie weather. I enjoy doing many outdoor activities, including walking, hiking, swimming and tobogganing. Most of all, however, I am a total foodie! I love discovering new restaurants, going to old favourites, and creating new things in my kitchen.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon for over thirteen years now. I grew up as a Catholic but found that there was something missing in what I was being taught..the "big picture" was not complete. When I started meeting the missionaries (in my late teens) and making friends in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, things really began to click for me and I knew that I had found the truth. Even though the big picture is now complete, I find myself learning daily about the gospel, my faith and myself - truly a worthy pursuit. I think it's important to seek for truth in this life and just as important, once we find the truth it is our obligation and privilege to act upon it. The gospel of Jesus Christ is simple, not always easy, but it will always bring us happiness as we follow its teachings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to honour the Saviour in all that I do. If Jesus were with me, would He be proud of me? I do my best to keep myself and my surroundings as clean and pure as possible by having good friends with similar values, refraining from using vulgar language, not taking the Lord's name in vain and only allowing positive and uplifting media around me. The covenants I have made with my Heavenly Father and my relationship with my family are more important than anything else. I am faithful to my husband and work to improve our relationship every day. Teaching my children to be faithful and good, honest citizens is something I do not take lightly. As a wife and mother in today's society, it is more important than ever before to keep my family safe from the moral dangers that surround us. In my dealings with others, I try to emulate Jesus Christ by being an honest and positive person, and seeing everyone as a child of God. We are all literally brothers and sisters of our Father in Heaven and deserve to be loved and respected.