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Hi I'm Cecelia

I am a student and a writer. I am a wife, a sister, an aunt, and a daughter. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the fifth of twelve children, born and raised in South Carolina. I am a wife, a sister, an aunt, and a daughter. I love my family to death. I am a student, and I go to school in Idaho, but even after I graduate I will never stop learning because I love it so much. I love reading all kinds of things, and I love writing stories. I've been writing since I was four years old. I am a geek/nerd and all that those titles entail. I love watching sci-fi and fantasy, solving puzzles and reading. I served a mission in the Philippines, and I love the people there.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, I am a Mormon because I know that the gospel we share is the truth. I have always been a Mormon, but that doesn't mean that I do it "just because" my parents did; when I was about 11, I read the Book of Mormon and felt the confirmation from Heavenly Father that it is true. I know that Joseph Smith restored the same gospel that Christ taught back to the earth, and that this is it. I know these things. I had a friend once who asked me if there was a "fact" that contradicted some part of my faith, which would I choose? I astounded him by saying "faith" with no hesitation. No fact of man's will contradict the truth of God. I feel the Lord's love for me when I pray, and I know that he cares about me. I know he cares about all of us. He strengthens me through everything that comes my way. I have seen his work in my life. I know that Jesus Christ suffered for me in the Garden, and that if I endure to the end, I can live with him again. I know that we can all return to him, if we follow him and keep the commandments.

How I live my faith

We have a song in our faith in which the chorus originally went "teach me all that I must know to live with [God] someday." The line was changed slightly to say "teach me all that I must do." Finally, it was suggested once that one day we may sing it, "all I must be." That is what I strive for: to know, to do, and to be what the Lord wants me to know, do and be. I'm certainly not perfect, but I try to help people, to listen to them when they need an ear, to be there when no one else is, and I always try to smile. I'm serving a mission in the Philippines, where I hope bring the gospel to all I see.