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Hi I'm Stephanie

I am an elementary school teacher. I love spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and baking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college in elementary education and went on to teach 4th grade. I married my sweetheart two years ago. I love spending time with him along with the rest of my family. We love to play board games, go fishing, go on hikes, and camp together. I have only seen a small portion of the world and am always amazed by the great beauty that it contains. I love reading, traveling, baking, watching movies, and serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, some of the most precious experiences I had with feeling the love of Christ took place when I was lonely. I moved at the age of 12 and didn't have close friends after that until college. Although difficult at the time, those teenage years shaped a lot of who I am today and brought me much closer to my family and my Heavenly Father. Through those challenging years, I came closer to my Heavenly Father through prayer, church classes, and studying of the scriptures. The gospel bring peace and happiness through whatever challenges may face you. When I went to college I made great friends. Years later, I still consider my friendship with my family and my close friends as one of my greatest blessings. I am a Mormon because I love my family. I am so grateful that I can be blessed with those relationships throughout this life and afterwards. The gospel brings happiness and joy into my home and brings my family closer together as we focus on Christ. I know that the gospel is true. I have repeatedly felt of the peace and happiness that it brings throughout all times of life. I am grateful that I can be a member of a church that encourages me to do good and look for good in all things. I know that through the gospel, I will be with my family for eternity. I know that Jesus Christ loves us and that He suffered for all of our sins. I know that each one of us on Earth is a son or daughter of God and that He loves us.

How I live my faith

My husband and I teach the gospel each week to a class of three year olds. Despite their young age, they simply have such great faith and understanding. It is wonderful to see their enthusiasm for the gospel and love for their family and for Jesus Christ. Even in teaching them the very basic gospel concepts, I am able to learn and grow in gratitude for the wonderful plan that Heavenly Father has for us. Their honest faith and enthusiasm is something that I wish to also emulate in my living of the gospel.

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

Stephanie
Our church services are held at various times each Sunday. You can find a church building and meeting time on this website under 'Visit' 'Worship with us'. Visitors are always welcome! The services are in three parts. The first part is just over an hour long and is called Sacrament Meeting. Everybody attending church comes to this meeting (including children). We sing a few songs together (hymn books are provided if you would like to sing along). A member of the church will pray and there will be a few speakers. We will also partake of the sacrament. During the sacrament, bread and water will be broken, blessed, and passed out to the congregation by boys. Those who wish to do so will partake of the sacrament. This is a reverent time when we can individually ponder and remember Jesus Christ and His atonement. We also remember the promises that we made when we were baptized. When Sacrament Meeting is over, we have Sunday School classes. These are smaller classes that are offered to each age group. Young children 18 months-3 years old go to nursery where they color, play with toys, have a snack, and have a short lesson. Children 3-12 years old go to Primary where they sing songs, do activities, and learn about gospel principles. The youth age 12-17 go to a Sunday School class where with youth of their own age. The adults meet together. For the last part, the youth group boys and girls go to separate classes. The men and women also go to separate classes. Show more Show less