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Hi I'm Chantae

I'm an archaeologist by training. I'm an elementary school librarian. I love reading, learning, and teaching, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I never thought I would live in Louisiana, but I have come to love it, mostly because of the wonderful people who have helped me feel at home here. I currently work as an elementary school librarian, and there is never a dull day. The students keep my on my toes, and I'm sure I learn as much from them as they do from me. I look forward to the day I can have my own children and apply all the lessons I'm learning now. I was recently married for time and all eternity in the temple to my best friend. I am so grateful to know that he will be my companion not only in this life, but forever. We are happy to be facing the challenges and joys of life together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who are also Mormons, so I grew up going to church every Sunday. I am extremely thankful to have always had this gospel in my life. Throughout college and graduate school, I have been faced by many trials. I have found, repeatedly, that as I rely on my Savior, and seek to draw near to Him, I am blessed. Sometimes it is simply a blessing of a feeling of peace and reassurance, but it is always enough to help me get through whatever is weighing me down. I have studied, pondered, and prayed. I always find the same result: as I follow the commandments and live the gospel of Jesus Christ, His light comes into my life, lifts me, and helps me to find joy, for myself and others. I know this is true with all my heart, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to do what Heavenly Father would want me to do every day. I do my best to help others, to stand as a witness of Christ, and to learn about the Father and the Son. I love giving service. A while back, that meant rolling up my sleeves to help with hurricane recovery efforts. More often it means doing little things on a daily basis. Giving someone a ride, lending a dress, opening my home for activities, writing a note, a smile, a compliment, and always reminding others that they are loved dearly by their Heavenly Father. I know these are little things, but I also know that they can make a huge difference in a person's day, and that is worth it. My husband and I teach a class for small children in our church (3-4 years old). Each Sunday is a new adventure teaching them basic gospel principles. At this tender age they soak up so much, and it is a joy to have the chance to teach them about a loving Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. Sometimes we get sidetracked with the wacky stories they want to tell, but I always come away knowing how precious each of those children is to the Heavenly Father who sent them here to live on Earth, to learn and grow. I also enjoy attending the temple, where I learn more about my Heavenly Father and feel the Holy Spirit. I can receive answers to prayers as well as feel His peace when I am in the temple. It is so wonderful to leave all the cares of the world behind and focus completely on my relationship with God - to focus on becoming what He wants me to be. My husband and I enjoy going to the temple together. There we can pray together and receive promptings from the Holy Ghost. We also are reminded of the promises we made in the temple, to each other and to God, when we were married.