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Hi I'm Nashelle

I grew up in Vernal, UT. I'm the oldest of 6 kids. I love music, dance, & theater. I'm a stay-at-home mom & love it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After graduating high school, I went to Snow College in Utah to be a Music Dance Theatre Major. After graduating with my associates, I transferred to Brigham Young University and changed my major to Early Childhood Education and taught second grade. We welcomed our first baby - a little girl - into our home in November of 2013. She is the greatest blessing in our life. I love to read, eat desserts, and watch movies with my husband. I also blog, sew, bake, and play games. My favorite thing to do is just spend time with my husband & baby. :)

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I had a hard time wanting to go to church. When I first went to college, I went to church because I knew my mom would be asking me about what happened and how it went. However, the more I went to church and church-sponsored activities I realized that I was going because I loved it. Going to church became the highlight of my week as I learned to use the Sabbath day as a day I could give to God. When I really dedicated the Sabbath to my Heavenly Father, my worship became much more meaningful and my testimony began to grow. I love what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stands for and represents. There is such a beautiful focus on families, and my family is the most important thing to me. I can't imagine a world without them, and so the knowledge that I get to be with them for eternity is a huge strength and comfort to me. I also love the knowledge I have that I can receive personal revelation from God. So many times in my life, I have felt alone and discouraged. Praying to Heavenly Father has given me the strength and courage to move forward and do hard things that I need to do to be successful and happy in life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is all about happiness. God wants us to be happy more than anything else, and the only guaranteed way to be happy is by obeying the commandments and living the best life that I can. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps me to do that be giving me a network of people that are in similar situations in life, or have been in a similar situation. The interactions that I have with ward members really helps me to have perspective and remember that there is so much more to life than my little bubble that I experience every day. I love being happy, and because of that, I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love being involved in my ward. I am the Ward Music Coordinator. I choose the hymns that we sing in Sacrament Meeting each week, as well as the special musical numbers performed each week. My husband and I invite friends from the ward to come over once a month for a joint Family Home Evening. It is great to see our friends in other places during the week and cultivate those friendships that were started because of the connection we have at church.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

I know there is a God when I look at my 4-month old daughter. When I think of the miracle of birth and the creation of such marvelous bodies that house our spirits, I am in awe of the goodness and majesty of God. I know there is a God when I think of all the incredible blessings that I have received in my life - health, love, & the means to accomplish my goals. I know there is a God when I am with my family. I know there is a God when I look at the sky, the earth, and the sea. It says in Psalms 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork". The glory of God is all around us and is not hard to find if we are honest with ourselves & open to seeing the blessings He sends us daily. Show more Show less

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

When a couple is worthy to attend the temple (accepting the Atonement of Christ and following His example), they can go and be sealed to each other. That power comes directly from Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:19). Couples are sealed to each other and their children are sealed to them through sacred ordinances. This sealing, when done with the proper authority in the House of the Lord, can bind families together for all eternity. Through the troubles of life and the sorrow of death, if a family lives worthily and follows Jesus Christ, they can be together after death and forever. (see Doctrine and Covenants 130:2) I believe that I will be with my family in heaven if I continue to live true to the faith and keep the covenants that I have made with my Heavenly Father. Show more Show less