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Hi I'm Chelsey

I'm a chemist. I'm a wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Chelsey! Growing up my dad was in the US Army; which sparked my love to travel! I have been to 48 of the 50 states and 6 countries. I love learning about the history of the places I visit and I am always on the look-out for opportunities to go somewhere new! (Nerd Confession: I always try to visit a historical site, even when the trip is to Disney World! ) I am currently a student at a university in Michigan! I am a Chemistry major and am minoring in Psychology. Weird combination, right? Haha! But I love them and am excited to graduate in the Fall of 2013! School has always been something I've loved- so once I graduate. . . I'll be going back! I want to teach high school chemistry. Let's see. . . I am happily married to a wonderful man. He does everything he can to make sure I'm happy and well cared for. He respects and loves me!! ( Awww!) Also, I currently teach a class of 12-13 year old girls in my Ward (congregation). It is possibly one of my favorite things about my life right now! Wow, it is kind of hard to write an "About Me" section without being cliché and making a list of hobbies/interests/favorites/etc. . . Really, I am a normal person who likes to do normal things and I live a normal life. I balance teaching with going to school and taking care of my home and husband. Oh! . . .Also. . . I'm a Mormon!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I attended church every Sunday. I was baptized & took the sacrament. Growing up my friends knew my religion & respected my standards. It wasn't always easy. Some people thought I was intolerant because I wouldn't conform to their ideas about drinking/language/chastity etc. But I never strayed from my standards & never thought much of why I made the choices I had.But as my senior year was coming to a close & college was coming closer,I began to question. Why do I believe what I do?Why do I live the way I live?Do I really KNOW this is the true gospel?Do I have my own testimony, or do I believe blindly? I struggled with these questions. So I'd pray to know. The answer was always, "Chelsey, why are you asking? You already know." But as a teenager that only puzzled me more. I knew I was happy. I knew I loved attending church & I'd felt the Holy Ghost's comfort & guidance in my life. But my friends seemed to have a rock-solid eloquent testimony. While I was shy & stumbled over my words. If I truly knew, shouldn't my words flow as easily as theirs? I can't say exactly when I realized my testimony. I know it was after I left for college. A light came on in my mind. My testimony had always been there. Every time I came to church, read my scriptures, or served another it grew. Some people say their testimony hit them with great force. Not me. My testimony grew slowly. Each truth creating a path for the next. Until I realized the great intricacy of Power, Truth, & Light that's in me. I know there's a prophet on the earth today. I know Jesus is the Christ & through His Atonement we can return to live with Him. I know the Book of Mormon is a companion to the Bible & testifies of Christ. I know this is the true church of God, restored in its fullness to the Earth. I know Christ knows & loves me. I'm so thankful for my relationship with Him through this church. This is my testimony. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In my "About Me" I mentioned that I teach a group of 12-13 year old girls in my ward (congregation). I absolutely LOVE this! I do my best to teach them to follow Christ's example in their everyday life, how to represent Him and "stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things and in all places." (That a quote from our Young Women Theme) I also help them to complete their Personal Progress. (Basically, its the Eagle Scout for girls. Only it incorporates our values and standards as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.) Part of my calling as a Youth Advisor also includes helping plan weekly activities! We do everything from caroling in December and Swimming in July to service projects and local humanitarian work. I also am a volunteer at the Detroit Temple. It is one of the greatest blessings in my life. The calmness and peace it brings is unrivaled. It is during my service there that I feel closest to my Father in Heaven and my Savior, Jesus Christ.