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Hi I'm Charlotte Noelle

I come from Denmark, moved to Provo, Utah eleven years ago, and am leaving on a mission to Germany; and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love languages, reading, baking desserts, listening to music, and doing family history. I am a sophomore in college and am thinking about getting a double major in family history and German; an editing minor; and later on a master's in social work. This is the first time in eleven years that I am not in a choir--I have been in at least one choir (though none of them auditioned) every year since third grade. Singing in a choir in fourth grade actually helped me to learn English when I moved from Denmark to the U.S. while in elementary school.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents both grew up outside of this Church and heard about it when they were teenagers, joining the Church in their late teens. My mother tells us about when she was a young girl and an older friend of hers tried to get her to "admit" that God didn't exist; but she refused to, because even as a child, she knew that God did indeed exist, and she prayed to him by simply talking to him as if he were there (rather than reciting a set prayer). Because of my parents, I have been privileged to grow up in the Church, but this does not mean that I rely on my parents' beliefs. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's true church restored on Earth, and I know this for myself through prayer and study of the scripture. This knowledge is precious to me. I hope that anyone and everyone who feels an inkling of genuine curiosity, or a feeling of peace, will pray and study the scriptures as well to find out this truth for themselves.

How I live my faith

For the past six months, I co-taught a sunbeam class--meaning children who were 3 to 4 years old--on Sundays. My class had seven children, each of them wonderful and sweet. I loved teaching them basic gospel principles, such as God's love for us and how we can follow Him and be more Christ-like. I am an avid babysitter in my neighborhood, meaning people ask me to babysit their children and I accept happily as often as I can. It makes me feel that I am contributing to my ward by helping out my friends, and that is the most wonderful feeling; that, and feeling the joy of little children as they play, laugh, sing, and exercise their imaginations. That is one way in which I live my faith.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Charlotte Noelle
The Church is true. It is Christ's church restored on Earth, and many people recognize that and choose to follow its teachings and become members. The church membership grows even faster because as more people become members and teach others about it, more people all around the world get to hear our message and have the chance to listen to the gospel. Show more Show less

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

Charlotte Noelle
Families can absolutely live together forever. To make this possible, we are sealed in the temple for ourselves as well as for the names of those who died without a knowledge of the Church. Families are in the very center of God's plan, so our focus is very much on families and their eternal nature. That is also why we do so much family history work--to fit the puzzle pieces together in one enormous family tree to last for all eternity. Show more Show less