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Hi I'm Chantal

I have a bachelor's degree in Health Science. I'm an independent young woman. I say funny things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent college grad sorting out my place in the world. I work full time and then come home and zone out in front of the TV for a while to decompress. I love to travel and experience other cultures, especially if their culture has amazing food. I've lived in Southern California my whole life, and I even decided to stick it out and live here by myself when the rest of my family moved to Texas after my Father's death. I have grand plans for myself. I believe in self reliance before anything else and that you are no good to anyone else unless you know who you are first. I love musicals and am constantly humming to myself, which I am sure is very annoying to anyone who can't hear the music that is going in my head. I like talking to people who have lead a dissimilar life to me. I believe that everyone is a little bit crazy in their own way and that is not always a bad thing.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it makes me happy. There have been several times throughout my life when I would try other ways to happy, but nothing compares to the feeling of being right with the Lord. Because of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and that he will always love me no matter how stupid I have been or how hard my life can get. I am so grateful for the strength and confidence that being a member of the Church has given to me. I am not perfect, and I will not be perfect any time soon, but through Jesus Christ I at least know the best way and I have the best helper. One of the best things about the church is the feeling of community, and the chance that we all have every week to learn and support each other. That sounds way creepier than I meant it to, but it is still true :).

How I live my faith

I just do my best to be Christ-like. I try to be nice to people even when it is hard and it is the last thing I want to do. I also try to remember that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints means that I am in a process of becoming better, and a process takes time. I teach in church once a month to the women in my congregation. I really love teaching, I've learned more since becoming a teacher than I ever thought was possible. I do my best to have a close relationship to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by praying, reading my scriptures, and serving others. They are the center of my faith; I know I'm living correctly when I feel close to them.

What is the Relief Society?

Chantal
The Relief Society is the LDS woman's organization. Every Sunday, during church we have a meeting with just us girls. There is a song, a prayer, announcements about any activities or charity work available and then a lesson about a gospel principle. I teach that lesson once a month and its amazing the things that you can learn when you hear the input from the other girls. Relief Society teaches us to be strong, helpful, well rounded women. We deserve nothing less than the best as Heavenly Father's daughters. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Chantal
A Mormon woman is a woman. A woman who belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There are a lot of misconceptions about women in the church, and in the midst of all that chaos and rumor, people forget that we are just talking about normal people who are just doing their best to live life. The Church does teach that men and women are sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, one is not better than the other, but they are different. If anyone tries to tell you that men and women are exactly the same, then they haven't met too many people. Men have certain responsibilities and women have theirs. A man is entrusted to many jobs within the church, but a woman is entrusted with the well being of the members of the church. The jobs are different, yes, but one cannot exist without the other. Show more Show less