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Hi I'm Mandy Chaproniere

I'm a mature Student. I love my family. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am currently studying a degree in Psychology and Sociology. I love the challenge that this brings, the way it stretches me and pulls me out of my comfort zone. I have a wonderful family who I am so grateful to for their support. My husband has had Multiple Sclerosis for over 25 years and is such an example to me of how you just need to get on with life and make the most of things. My sons are a great strength to me too...If they say I can do something...I know I can!

Why I am a Mormon

I started to attend the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with my parents and sister when I was four years old. From that time forth I have found great strength and answers to many of life's problems. The challenges that we face may not be taken away, but I am certainly given the strength and guidance to deal with them. Since being at University, people have asked if I have questioned my faith...University has helped me to ponder the meaning of things that I have been taught, but I have felt a greater and deeper desire to keep attending. I know from deep inside that I am a better person for living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know I have a loving Father in Heaven who is there for me, always, and guides me through the Holy Ghost, through my study of the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, which I know to be true and inspired words passed through prophets of old to benefit us today. Through modern prophets He guides us, for me this is so important. He hasn't left us alone to fend for ourselves. I am so grateful for the example and courage shown by Joseph Smith and the early saints. I am so grateful to have a living prophet on the earth today in President Thomas S Monson. Knowing about the life and purpose of my Saviour Jesus Christ, and how he took upon him, my sins, I know he lives! To know of these things is indeed a blessing in my life, I cannot be selfish and I want others to experience the love, joy and hope that I have. That's why I'm a Mormon

How I live my faith

I strive to live my life as a 'good citizen', meaning I try and help in the community as well as in my church. I have been a school governor and helped out with fundraising events at a local school. In church I help out where needed and at the moment organise a monthly activity for the children aged between 8 and 11 where we incorporate principles of the gospel with everyday living. I feel strongly that I can not just go to church on a Sunday and then do what I want to in the week, When you feel so strongly about something, it should be a part of your everyday life.