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Hi I'm Carlee

I grew up in southern Alberta. I am going to school to be a nurse. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished two years of college to be a nurse. I have two more years at university that I will complete after my mission. I have three siblings and three step siblings. My parents were divorced when I was young and are both happily remarried now. I love to play rugby and just be active. I love being outdoors. I love cuddling up with a good book. I love to laugh and love making others laugh as well. I have done a lot of volunteering around my community, usually involving my church. I love music. Music is my thing that takes me away from life temporarily. I play piano and violin, and when I am most stressed, playing my instruments is what helps me relax the most.

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel gives me so much happiness I could never dream of leaving it. I was born into this church, but it has helped me stay strong through so many trials. Through my parents divorce and growing up with my own trials and temptations, my Savior has given me strength and hope that I know I could not have found anywhere else. The Holy Spirit provided me guidance when I could not figure things out on my own and in times where I have felt completely alone provided me peace and comfort. My goal in life is to return to live with my Heavenly Father. This knowledge gives my life purpose. I know with all my heart this church is true. I also know that if anyone else desires to know the truth that I know, that all they have to do is pray to our Heavenly Father, with a sincere heart, with a true desire to know whether this church is true or not, and they will receive an answer. Heavenly Father has answered more prayers of mine than I can count and I have received so many blessings by living how I know to be right. This belief of mine, I know to be true without a doubt. Many things I have felt are hard to explain, but I know that these feelings are not mine alone, and I share them with millions of other members around the world. I look forward to church every Sunday to learn more of His gospel so I can continue to share what makes me happy, with others.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday, which consists of three classes or meetings each about an hour long. I then have other planning and discussing meetings to help increase the activity in our church and discuss how we can help the people in our church and out of our church. During the week there are several different activities whether it be doing service for others or gathering with people of my church to just become more united and get to know each other better. The rest of the time, I live as best I can, trying to keep the standards my church has set out for its members to help them live a righteous and clean life.

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

Carlee
Our church services are divided into three blocks, each block being approximately an hour long. The first block is what we call Sacrament meeting. During this meeting we partake of the sacrament, which is prepared bread and water which is blessed and passed by priesthood holders to the congregation. Those who wish to partake may do so. During this meeting there are also several hymns or songs sung, and there are usually three speakers. The speakers give talks on different topics assigned to them by the bishop, and there are several prayers given during sacrament meeting as well. Families are encouraged to attend, little children are welcome.Anyone who wishes to attend may, even if they are not part of our church. Next is Sunday School. During this block there are several classes for each age group.( Nursury is for the little children 18 months to 3 years of age. Primary is for children 3 to 11 years old, and this has age-oriented classes and activities. ) After sunday school, there is Young womens (for women 12-17 years of age), Relief Society for women 18 years and older, and Priesthood meetings, which are age-oriented classes for males 12 years and older. During these classes we learn more about the gospel from other church members and have gospel discussions Show more Show less