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Hi I'm Chelsea

I'm a daughter, sister, habilitation care provider, and college student. I love my life & helping others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an Arizonan, born and raised. I'm the oldest of four kids. I absolutely love my family and the time I get to spend with them! Wakeboarding, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and shooting are just a few of the things I enjoy doing with them and my friends. I also love to run, it is my goal to run a half marathon this year. Aside from my outdoor interests, I also love to play the piano, sing, bake, and do hair. I am currently a full time college student. I am also working as a respite and habilitation specialist for two autistic children and I just adore them!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a wonderful LDS family. As I grew up I came to realize that the gospel we have is different. I know now that it is what makes me truly happy. Because of this gospel I know that I can be together with my family forever. I am so very greatful for this church and the sense of love, belonging, peace, and happiness that it brings to my life. I know that I am far from a perfect person and I have lots of work to do, but because of the Savior's sacrifice for me the difference will be made up. Because of him I can better myself, I can repent and be forgiven of my sins, I can come closer to my Heavenly Father and one day return to live with Him again. At times it is difficult to see the bigger picture, but as I have continue to live this gospel, to study the Book of Mormon, and to pray to Heavenly Father I have come to know that He has a plan for me. It is such a blessing to know that I am not alone in this world. I can pray to my Father in Heaven and feel His love for me (and all of His other children as well). He knows and loves each one of us and wants us to return to Him. I choose to live His gospel because as I continue to follow in the Savior's footsteps I can continue to feel the peace and happiness it brings to me.

How I live my faith

I believe that the best way I can live my faith is through following Christ's example. I strive to do my best to love and serve those around me. My church callings have helped me to be able to do this. Having been a part of this church my whole life, I have had many opportunities to serve in it. I have had the chance to be president of my youth class twice and it was such a humbling experience to be able to pray for and help those in my class who were in need. I was also blessed with the experience of teaching a nursery class (18 months to 3 years old). Those sweet little children taught me more than I could have imagined and I loved every minute I got to spend singing with them, reading to them, and teaching them. Currently, I am serving as a Relief Society instructor in my Young Single Adult ward. Each month I spend time pondering the lesson and praying for the girls in my class. Through each one of my callings I have come to know and love so many wonderful people and it has been such a blessing in my life.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Chelsea
Visitors are always welcome in the church! And can attend anytime they would like. In fact I have had friends and family members visit a few times. From their persepective: each one said it was different from any church services they had been to before...however, they all really enjoyed our services and liked how welcome they felt. Yes, Mormon church services are three hours long. However, the main worship service is the sacrament, it typically only lasts for an hour. During sacrament meeting, Hymns (or songs of worship) are sung, opening and closing prayers are offered by members, two or three members speak on assigned gospel topics, and those who choose to partake of the sacrament (bread and water that is prepared, blessed, and passed by priesthood holders). Following (or sometimes before) sacrament meeting there are classes offered for different age groups. Visitors are always welcome to attend any and/or all of our typical Sunday meetings. Show more Show less