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Hi I'm Angie

I'm a wife, mom to 3, 2nd grade school teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mom to 3, wife of 1, and teacher to many first and second grade students. I love to read young adult fiction and historical fiction, do girly things with my daughter and cheer her on at drill competitions, laugh with my husband, cuddle with my crazy puppy, and watch my boys run track and compete in wrestling. I know first hand the challenge of mental illness, and use the Atonement for peace and guidance.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an inactive Mormon family. I was baptized, though rarely went to church until I was a teenager. As a teenager, I just knew it was where I should be. I didn't realize it until many years later after learning much more about how the Holy Ghost communicates with us, that I received so many promptings to go to church and become active. I remember feeling the most wonderful feelings of peace that would drive me to go. I didn't know many scripture stories, or much about the Restoration of the Gospel. I only knew I felt driven to attend, and everything I learned spoke truth to my heart and soul. Now, I am so grateful I listened to the Holy Ghost, and that my own little family can enjoy the blessings of being members of Jesus Christ's church. I continue to be a Mormon because I know it is true. I have had many difficult trials that have deepened my conviction of its truthfulness. I have had to kneel in agony on my bedside pleading for help to know where to go and what to do. I have felt the sweet peace of knowing all will be well. I have been comforted in my greatest times of sorrow from the Holy Ghost. I have had the Holy Ghost testify to me so many times in so many ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Jesus Christ's church. It was restored in its entirety through the help of Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I did teach the four year olds on Sundays at church with my husband. It was two hours of climbing, teasing, singing, giggling, smiling, sometimes crying, and most importantly, learning about the gospel of Jesus Christ. We loved it, and wouldn't have traded our calling together with our little sillies for anything. They can be so wild and crazy, but are so full of the pure love and light of Christ. I was teaching about forgiveness, and sharing the story of Christ on the cross after having been beaten, ridiculed, and spit upon. We talked about how sad and even angry this could make someone, and that Christ asked Heavenly Father to forgive them. They were mesmerized, when they are generally bouncing off the walls. They love their Savior, and I love that I got to teach them about Him and His gospel. Just recently, I was called to be a Webelos scout leader. I am excited to learn the Cub Scout program, and help the 9-10 year old boys come closer to Jesus Christ through the scouting program. I'm sure they'll be as silly as the 4 year olds!