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Hi I'm Chelsea

I'm a college student. I have a passion for serving. I love being happy, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was raised in Colorado with my three brothers. My family has always been incredibly important to me and often my favorite way to spend my time is laughing at stories and jokes told around the dinner table. I am now attending college and studying in order to become an elementary school teacher. Children are such an example to me of love and happiness, and I am excited to spend my life teaching them and learning from them. Another love of mine is music; I enjoy listening to just about anything, and I'm a big advocate of singing at the top of your lungs. When I can, I also find a lot of joy in creating music. Creating anything, from music, to food, to cards or a gift brings me a lot of joy. I find it very fulfilling to create something completely unique; but, my favorite reason to create things is to share it with someone else. Making someone else happy brings me more happiness than anything else, so I jump at any opportunity to serve. Even though I'm an optimistic person, I have my own set of challenges to face and decisions to make, just as anyone does. But when I center my life on Christ, He helps me overcome any challenge I face. My knowledge of my Father in Heaven allows me to be the positive person I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a testimony that the church is true; it's as simple as that. I was raised in the Mormon church, and grew up learning about important basics of the church such as Jesus Christ and His Atonement, the Book of Mormon, prophets on the earth today and receiving personal revelation. When I was eleven or twelve, I wanted my own testimony of the church; I kept hearing that all these people knew the church was true and I wanted to know if the church was true or not for myself. So I started reading the Book of Mormon for a few minutes every night, and afterwards I would ask if the book was true. For months I got no answer, affirmative or negative, but I kept up with the process, until one night as I was reading, I was filled with peace; as if the whole world were in order. I knelt down and said a simple prayer asking if the book was true and felt myself filled with happiness in addition to the peace I was feeling. I knew from that moment that the Book of Mormon was from God. As I have continued to grow spiritually, I add to my testimony little by little as I understand new things and come to know my Savior better. I know He lives and this is His true church on the earth. I know that with the gospel in my life I am happier and better able to face the challenges that life brings, because of the support of my Father in Heaven. I know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me and that makes it possible for me to continue following them, and pursuing my purpose here on earth.

How I live my faith

The biggest way in which I live my faith day to day is just being happy and positive. It's an easy thing to do when I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want nothing less than pure joy for me. The gospel They organized is a gospel of happiness, so the best way I can represent them and my faith is to be happy. Another act of living my faith is finding ways to serve daily. When Christ was on the earth, He was always serving the people around Him, so I try to live like He does and notice needs of people around me and find ways to serve them. I've come to realize that service can have many meanings and that listening, encouraging and smiling can be simple, but powerful, daily acts of service. The most important way I live my faith is by keeping my covenants. I have made the choice to make specific covenants or promises with Christ, by being baptized; by taking the sacrament each week, I renew those covenants. I have also had the opportunity to receive my endowment in the temple recently and made more sacred covenants with Christ. As I live up to what I promised in those covenants, I am blessed with peace and happiness in my life.