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Hi I'm Stacey Mckelvie

I love film, my hair is constantly changing, I can always eat, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I studied film at universtity (thinking it was a smart move to pick a degree which required me to watch DVDs...that was an expensive 3 years spent on a past time ;) ). Responsibilities I've held in Church have helped me discover where I want to be professionally- teaching. I love helping people to understand new ideas. I find reward in making a positive impact within an individual during their formative years. I teach primary children on a sunday at church, and in schools during the week as a sports development worker. I think learning should be fun, hopefully I am a fun teacher...:) I get frustrated when I am not constantly active or entertained. Although I wouldnt describe myself as "obsessive" when it comes to health and exercise, if the topic comes up I will offer my 'professional' opinion. The most important things in my life are my family, my friends, my experience, and my knowledge. I have aspirations to travel a lot more, however, I know happiness can be found in any country.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because, while there are many things that I don't understand, the restored gospel (the things taught in the Church of Jesus Christ) makes sense to me. I have prayed to know what is true, and feel I have received an answer to these prayers. However, it was only by living the principles of the church which gave me knowledge of who I am, my relationship with God, and what my purpose in life is. There have been moments when I could've doubted that the impressions I received through prayer was from God. But I can't deny my experience, and the things I have observed. Summed up simply, I am happy when I am truly living the Gospel.

How I live my faith

The way I live my life is probably not too different to the way anyone else, with or without a religion, might live. I get up, I go to work, I spend time with the people I love doing the things I enjoy. I would say the difference is in the way I feel about my life, myself, those around me and the way I respond to life's knock-backs. I know God wants me to suceed in life- I don't need to rely on my talents and abilities alone, as long as I put in all the effort I'm capable of, I can depend on my Heavenly Father to help make up the difference (this reduces a lot of stress for me). I view 'failures' as something I can learn from, or God's way of telling me I'm going down the wrong path, and that there is something better for me (this gives me a lot of confidence). I see that I have MANY! weaknesses (and thats ok). Because I know Christ loves me inspite of my weaknesses, I find it easier to overlook shortcomings in others. Living my faith helps me to get along with most people from all walks of life (of course I'm not everyone's cup of tea, but who is?) I guess the things I 'DO' which makes me different, is that I communicate to my Heavenly father everyday by praying. I also read sacred writings called scriptures (these include The Bible and The Book of Mormon), and I read these everyday. Through prayer and reading I gain guidance in my day to day life, so the choices I make are affected by prayer and scripture reading. I spend a whole 3 HOURS! in church every sunday, which is a bit different. It sounds like a big ask for a sunday morning, but really, some weeks 3 hours doesnt feel enough. Also, my faith encourages me to make good choices when it comes to taking care of my physical health and I give it credit for why at 27 I have been confused for a 19 year old :)