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Hi I'm Stacey Nowling

I am a total theater nerd! I love being outdoors! I've been called to serve in the Texas Lubbock Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lived in a very small town in Montana for about ten years until I moved to Utah. While in high school I was involved in theater and participated in a total of 11 theater productions. I love to sing basically any genre of music and I love playing the piano. My senior year I was called as the Seminary Council President and learned so much from that calling. I recently graduated from high school and have been called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I will serve for eighteen months in the Texas Lubbock Mission. I have had some hard times to pull through, including disappointments with theater, having to stand up for myself and what I believe is morally right, and loosing friends because of the way I live my life, but through everything God has always been there to help me see it through. Life isn't always easy, in fact its one heck of a roller coaster, but I know that if I hold on to my faith and the gospel I can pull through anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints it TRUE! It simply is! It is the only church that has ALL of the truth. I was born into a family that were all strong members of the church but there was a time in my life where I just didn't care anymore. I felt alone as I was one of two youth in our small branch in Montana and I simply felt it wasn't worth the effort to believe anymore. I stopped praying, reading my scriptures and even feeling the spirit. I still went to church with my parents but I didn't ever listen. I felt so alone and it wasn't until I opened my heart and made myself stop being stubborn and stupid and let myself be humble that I received conformation that God really does love me. That was the first step for me and once I knew God loved me and everything I am things got easier. I started really paying attention in church and to my scriptures. I started praying again and trying to find out for myself if this church really is true. Every day I know more and more that it is. Being involved in seminary has been the biggest stepping stone to my testimony of the gospel. I'm not by any means one of those religious fanatics that runs up and down the school hallways singing hymns or constantly telling people all about my religion, but I can tell you that my actions, my words, my appearance, and my friends all speak for me. I am proud to be a Mormon and everyone who know me knows it. I'm not ashamed of who I am and I know without a doubt that I have a duty to serve the Lord as a missionary. I have been called to go and preach the gospel of the true church of Jesus Christ and I am so excited to bring the happiness this gospel gives to me to others.

How I live my faith

I have attended seminary all four years of my high school career and it has been the greatest tool in my life. We cover the four books of scripture, Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, and The Doctrine and Covenants, and it is such a great learning experience. In seminary you are surrounded by other teenagers who are trying their best to learn and feel inspired by God's spirit. The things I have learned I will always keep with me and my scriptures have become so marked up I can't find any passage of scripture in anyone else's set. I have to always use my own scriptures because I know exactly where to find things based on my notes and how I have highlighted passages. I served as Seminary Council President my senior year and that was an experience I am eternally grateful for. Seminary Council had many responsibilities but the most important was getting people to come to seminary, excited for seminary, and reading their scriptures. The harder the council and I worked the better results we got and the more engaged everyone was in seminary. I was recently called as a Sunday School teacher and I work with youth ages 14-15. Teaching them has been such a blessing because it has gotten me out of my comfort zone and focusing on the spirit as I prepared lessons. I relied on the Holy Ghost's promptings as I pondered which topic the lesson needed to be on and what kinds of general conference talks, scriptures, experiences, etc. needed to be included in the lesson. They teach me as much as I teach them and every week I feel the Lord's spirit so strong in that little classroom.