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Hi I'm Monica

I work as a nurse in the cardiac unit in our local hospital. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My most important possession is my family. I am married to a wonderful man, and I have four children; two boys and two girls. I love being with them, having family meals together, playing music with them, watching movies together, and playing games with them. I live my life for them, and try to do everything in my power to give them the love they need. I enjoy playing the piano, sports, and socializing with people I love, including good friends and neighbors. I enjoy working with people as a nurse and getting to know all about their struggles and hardships, as well as their triumphs and successes. I also love sharing food with people, and having the opportunity to help others feel Heavenly Father's love.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because its teachings are true! I know that the Book of Mormon is true because I have prayed and asked Heavenly Father. The feeling of peace I had when I prayed was undeniable. Sometimes I lose sight of this simple fact, but daily scripture study helps.

How I live my faith

I have lived in the same neighborhood for a little over five years. It has been a pleasure to get to know people around me. I served in the Primary, our church's organization for children, for five years, and had the priceless opportunity to get to know many of the children in my neighborhood. It was so great because the kids in the primary are my kids' friends, and I feel like I got to know them very well. I taught them the music our church has especially for children, and was able to teach the gospel right along with it. My testimony grew from the Spirit of the music we sang. The children in our neighborhood are so good. After being released from my calling in the primary, I was asked to help with girl's camp for our organization for Young Women. My daughter had recently reached the age where she was old enough to be a part of this organization, so I was very excited. There I had the opportunity to associate with choice, righteous, and talented young women. They shared their testimonies with me, and I think I learned more from them than I could ever teach! We hiked, canoed, kayaked, did crafts, participated in group activities, and of course shared a lot of interesting conversation. I was recently asked to be in charge of the next camp we will have next summer, so I look forward to the chance to help the young women be all they can be. I also have the opportunity to support my wonderful husband in his calling in our church. He is always busy helping lead the people in our church. He is able to use his priesthood to give blessings to heal the sick and has many opportunities to visit families in their homes.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Monica
Families are very important to Mormons. We believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that children are valuable and desirable. We believe in complete fidelity and faithfulness in our family associations. We believe that the relationships that are formed here on earth will live on after death. We also believe that death is not the end of marriage if the marriage is performed in the temple. When marriage is performed with priesthood authority in the temple, we believe that marriage will live on for eternity, and the children born to that marriage are sealed to those parents forever. We take family matters very seriously, and strive to have good marriages. We are taught to hold weekly family nights with lessons about gospel topics, music, activities, and service projects. We are told to return to the temple where we can renew our temple promises we made when we were married. We are told to keep our marriages strong by praying together, reading scriptures together, attending church meetings together, and going on weekly date nights. Families can be together forever, and it is our goal to make it happen! Show more Show less