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Hi I'm Chelsea Gehring

I'm an artist, I'm a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying studio art (drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and ceramics). I love to be able to express myself and my views about the world through my art, but right now I am taking a break from school to serve a full-time LDS mission. I love learning about different cultures both past and present. Someday I would like to be able to travel the world meeting all the amazing kinds of people in this world. I love hiking and biking and running and anything else outdoors related. My family members are the most important people in my life. I am the oldest of 5 kids (a brother and a sister, and a half-brother and half-sister, but I think of them all the same) and things are sometimes a little chaotic around my house but I wouldn't have it any other way. My parents have been divorced since I was 7, but luckily I've been able to stay close to both of my parents. Although my life hasn't always been easy, I've learned to be positive and stay happy. And for this I've been blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church but I continue to live by it now that I am a little older because I know with all my heart that the things it teaches are true. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ loves me and cares for me personally. I have felt that love countless times throughout my life. When I have felt lonely, forgotten, scared, or discouraged in my life, I have been able to go to the Lord. Without fail, he has helped me through every trial. Sometimes comfort and relief didn't come in the way I thought it would. Often the help I received came after a lot of suffering. But help has always come. And I know without a doubt that it always will. Things may seem bad now, but it always gets better in the end. If it isn't better, it isn't the end. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church on Earth at this time that contains all the truths of Christ and the gospel. I know that a person can be happier than they could ever otherwise imagine when living the principles of the gospel. I know that through this Church I can live with my family forever. Not only in this life, but in the life after. This church gives me hope that even in trying times, there is always something to look forward to. This church helps me to remember that no matter how insignificant I feel, Heavenly father and Jesus Christ will always love me with a perfect, infinite, and true love. This church helps me to realize that I have the potential to become something wonderful. This church helps me know that regardless of the mistakes I've made in the past and the mistakes I will make in the future, my worth remains unchanged to the Lord. To the Lord, I am and forever will be his divine daughter.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by applying the principles I've been taught to my everyday life. I strive to have Christ as the centerpiece of everything I do. This makes it possible for me to be happy and optimistic all the time. I also strive to be Christ-like in all I do, especially pertaining to the people I encounter day-to-day. It doesn't matter to me what a person looks like, what background they come from, what religion they are, or what they have done in their life, I will show my love for them as best I can. I know that there is not a single person on this Earth that God does not care about, and for that reason, I try to see everyone as He would, and treat them as He would want them to be treated: With kindness, respect, and love. I live with the knowledge that we are all children of God, and I try to live a life worthy of that sacred title. I am also currently serving a full-time mission in Botswana. I have decided to dedicate 18 months of my life completely to sharing the message of the gospel and the love of Christ with others. I'm doing this because I love the joy that the gospel bring to my life and I want others to be able to experience that same joy. I live my faith by inviting the people in this beautiful place to come unto Christ.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Chelsea Gehring
The Word of Wisdom is a set of guidelines revealed to Joseph Smith. It outlines what substances we should and should not put in our bodies. As Mormons, we believe that our bodies are sacred and should be taken care of. Specifically the Word of Wisdom states that alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea, and any illegal drugs should never be used. It also gives guidelines as to how to eat healthily and take care of our bodies. The Word of Wisdom is also accompanied by promises and blessings that will come from following its teachings. The full Word of Wisdom is contained in Doctrine and Covenants section 89. Show more Show less