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Hi I'm Candy

I'm a daughter, a sister, a wife... And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love singing and dancing. I spend a lot of time smiling and laughing. And I enjoy cooking and baking. I also love to learn Spanish, and hope to become fluent someday. I've always wanted to be a mother and a teacher. I've recently been a teacher in Primary at church - which I LOVED - though I'm pretty sure I learned more from the children than they learned from me. And in September I'll be blessed with a wonderful baby of my own :D Family is the most important thing to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was brought up in the Church, so going to church on Sunday, reading scriptures, and praying all came naturally to me. At 8 years old, I was baptised. It wasn't until I was about 10 or 11 that I really began to wonder what it was all about. Am I really a child of God? Does He even know who I am? Is this the true church or am I wasting my time? So one night I decided to find out for myself. I read from the very beginning of the Book of Mormon - the testimony of Joseph Smith. And then I prayed; I asked Heavenly Father if this was true, if the things written in this book had actually happened. Now, I didn't expect a vision or any major significant answer, but I did expect an answer. And I did receive one. Before I'd finished praying, an overwhelming feeling came upon me, kind of like butterflies, but more peaceful and comforting. I felt tears falling from my eyes, as a smile grew upon my face. I continued to read, and the feeling became stronger. It was then that I knew it was true. I know that Heavenly Father is literally my Father. I know that He knows me and loves me. He has blessed me with an amazing family, and some wonderful friends. I know that I can be with them for eternity. I know that Jesus Christ did suffer and die for my sins, but I know that He lives again, and because of this, I too will live again. Being a "Mormon" isn't just going to church on Sundays, Mormonism is a lifestyle. It's not the easiest life to live, but it's most definitely the best.

How I live my faith

When I was 8 years old, I made the choice to be baptised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Between the ages of 14 and 18, I dedicated an hour of my day, each morning, to attend a scripture study class with a handful of other youths. For over a year now, I have taught the 4-5 year old children in my ward/Church during Sunday School, each week. I prepare lessons for them in order to help them to gain faith in Jesus Christ, and develop a relationship with their Heavenly Father. Summer 2012 I served as a full-time missionary for 6 weeks (a mini-mission). It was the happiest and hardest time of my life. I learned what it meant to trust in Heavenly Father, and to rely on the promptings of the Spirit. Thankfully, I had an AMAZING companion who helped me so much with everything. December 2012 I was married and sealed to my husband for time and all eternity in the House of the Lord. I love to serve those around me, and strive to be a good example in all that I do.