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Hi I'm Chevelle

I grew up in Utah and am the oldest in my family. Nothing is more important to me than God and His love. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a junior in college right now and am still not sure what degree I want. I love soccer and music. I suffered from depression while in high school and know what it is like to feel alone and I don't want anyone to ever feel that way. That experience taught me that through God no one ever needs to feel alone. I spent my summer doing humanitarian work in Uganda, Africa. There I learned how to love what you have and make the best out of the worst situations and most of all how to laugh. I endured a few life-threatening experiences while in Africa and I came to appreciate the life that I have been given and the opportunities I have. I've been blessed many times and have seen many miracles in my own life. Nothing is more important to me than my family and my faith in God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family but chose to become a baptized member when I turned 8. I have gained a personal testimony through reading the Book of Mormon, attending church and most importantly the blessings that come from Priesthood holders. I have witnessed many miracles in my life and know that God loves me and has a plan for me. One of my favorite things about being Mormon is the fact that we have a modern day prophet, Thomas S. Monson. Twice a year, at general conference, we receive counsel from the Lord through the prophet and other church authority members. The words they speak always touch my heart and help me in my life. I know that as I follow Christ and have faith, I will be able to be comforted; no matter what trial or pain I am experiencing. Repentance and the atonement are the best things a person can experience, in my opinion. I know I can do all things through Christ. :)

How I live my faith

To me, being a Mormon doesn't mean that I just attend a LDS church every Sunday. It means that I live my faith on a daily basis. Every day I try to find ways to serve and show my love for everyone. Sometimes its a simple act like eating lunch with someone that is sitting alone, other times it is larger like spending hours helping with a community service project or going to Africa. I have such a love for this church and the happiness it brings me that I want to share that with the world. I am planning on serving a LDS mission this year where I will dedicate 18 months of my life to serving the Lord. I hope that I will be able to bless the lives of others and help them feel worthy and appreciated. I want to teach others the importance of life, how amazing they truly are and that they never need to feel alone.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

One of the most comforting things about being a Mormon is knowing that families can live together forever. Losing a family member can be one of the hardest trials we experience here on earth. I don't know how people without the gospel can cope with such a tragic event. Luckily for me, I know that I will see my loved ones again. Elder Shayne Bowen, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, said, "Remember as you attended the funeral of your loved one the feelings in your heart as you drove away from the cemetery and looked back to see that solitary casket—wondering if your heart would break. I testify that because of Him, even our Savior, Jesus Christ, those feelings of sorrow, loneliness, and despair will one day be swallowed up in a fulness of joy. I testify that we can depend on Him and when He said: 'I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you...Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.' As we rely on the Atonement of Jesus Christ, He can help us endure our trials, sicknesses, and pain. We can be filled with joy, peace, and consolation. All that is unfair about life can be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ." I know his words to be true and I know that families will live together in heaven. Show more Show less