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Hi I'm Chelsea

I'm a Texan, capoeirista, wife and mother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from Texas and love fried okra, country music, and hot summers by the pool. My husband and I met in college at BYU and have been married for 9 years. We have a 1-year-old son who keeps me busy as a stay-at-home mom. I practice a Brazilian martial art called capoeira and love to sing, samba, cook, and travel. I'm currently learning to play the ukulele, too.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon brings me peace, fulfillment, and direction. The principles of restored gospel of Jesus Christ help me a better person. I'm a better friend, sister, daughter, wife, mother, neighbor, and community member because I try to live and do as Christ would. Studying the Book of Mormon daily by myself and with my husband helps me remember the Lord and keep Him the center of my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying daily and studying the scriptures including the Bible and Book of Mormon. I try to treat my husband and son with kindness and patience. I attend church every week and attend the temple as often as I can.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Women lead in their homes and communities through their caring and thoughtful natures. I don't need the priesthood to be able to bless the lives of my family and others. As a mother, for example, I have the right to pray to my loving Heavenly Father and bring blessings to my family that they need. The priesthood is important and blesses our lives, but equally important is Motherhood and Womanhood. Women with their divine gifts work together as equal partners with male priesthood holders to help God's children learn and grow so we can eventually return to live with Him again someday. Show more Show less