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Hi I'm Chantelle

I'm from Utah. I'm going to graduate school in Maryland. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a nurse and working to become a nurse practitioner. I love outdoor activities including running and hiking. I also enjoy basketball and rugby.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's living church upon the earth. Having a living prophet upon the earth is an amazing gift. There are many lessons that we can learn from the scriptures but there is a comfort that comes with continuous revelation. It shows me that we still have a loving Father in Heaven that is mindful of us and knows what we need in an ever changing world. I have had many experiences where there has been an issue I was concerned about and I listened to the words of the prophet and felt that it had been said just for me. Even with being raised in a family that regularly attended church, there came a time in my life where I had to discover the truth for myself. I have prayed for myself and know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true and living church on the earth. Life is full of many difficult decisions, the church gives me a guiding light and principle to follow. I have had many times in my life that the light of the gospel is what kept me out of darkness. Recently I experienced the passing of my grandmother. She and I had many wonderful experiences while I was growing up. There is always an overlying sadness that accompanies loss but the message of the gospel and eternal families was a great comfort to me. I know that even though we are parted for a time, there will come the day when we will be reunited with the rest of our family and live in joy forever.

How I live my faith

I try to live each day looking for ways to serve others. My job makes this easy in some ways, directly caring for people in a hospital is one way to serve. The teaching of the church also help me to expand my sights to those less obvious opportunities. I feel that this includes opening and holding the door for a stranger, thanking someone who helps me, or even smiling at someone on the street. Every day of Christ's life was spent in the service of others. I fell that sometimes the silent example is the one that speaks the loudest. By doing anonymous acts of kindness, even seemingly small ones like picking up a trash can that has fallen down, can ripple and have great effects. I don't think we ever realize who is watching us and so I by always striving to do the things that Christ would do in my place, I have found much joy and happiness.