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Hi I'm Chelsea

I grew up all around the United States- we moved around a lot, but my southern roots are strong. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love reading, and I want to be a Psychologist. I am a student at BYU Idaho, and am called to serve a mission in Paris, France. Swimming is another favorite pastime, and I enjoy trying new things. I am a true believer that Southern Charm goes a long way with people, and I am always wanting to hang out with my friends. The Church plays a big part in my life, and I am Proud to be a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

My Daddy was a convert, and by the time both of my parents were ready to be true members- I was 5 years old and able to become part of an eternal family with them. While I cannot remember every detail of that event, I remember the feeling I had: warm, comfortable, calm, and most of all-happy. And at all times in my life, I would turn back to that moment when I had doubts about the church or my faith or anything. And to know that being a Mormon in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints means I get to have that feeling all of the time: it is the best feeling in the world. It is also a fair and just religion, which to me is important- the bigger the wrong you do (in my mind) the harder you have to work to be forgiven. Also- this is a religion that lets me know I can talk to my Heavenly Father just like I talk to my earthly dad. And I truly feel that having a relationship like that with God is crucial to our eternal Salvation. I know that this church is true. And for investigators or new members or interested people, it can be a hard concept to wrap your mind around- because our Gospel is different from the normal Christian churches. But we are Christians who believe so strongly in Christ that his name is part of our Church. We are people who strive for a good, high moral/high standard life that will reflect our rewards into the next life and allow us to return into the presence of God with our families for eternity. I love this Church- it gives me so much hope for this world and our lives, and I know that someday, every single person will feel the way I do.

How I live my faith

In a big way I was called to serve a mission in Paris, France- to teach others about the amazing gift of this gospel on our earth today. I was also a Gospel Doctrine Teacher for a while in my ward at BYUI. But while I am still at home, I invite friends to come to church with me when the opportunity presents itself, I never allowed myself to go to parties or anywhere else that I knew temptation could be strong: but I would always respectfully decline. And I would let everyone know that I was Mormon when the opportunity presented itself- which actually led into a lot of conversations with others and disproving myths people had about our faith. I also live my Faith in ways that most people don't normally consider- I am always very polite and respectful, especially to my superiors. I always try to have a calm, but fun demeanor around others that make me seem open and willing to talk about things. I am always a good listener, among other things. Combined- that sets a good example for people to imagine what type of a person a Mormon can be: just a regular person with a good healthy focused life.

In whom should we have faith?

You should ALWAYS have faith in God and Jesus Christ before faith in anything else: and everything else will fall into place in your life. However, just declaring that you have faith in them doesn't mean you are going to be blessed. You are blessed based on your faith- and your faith is proven through actual acts you put towards showing that faith and LIVING that faith, and not just when you need help or when you should have faith- but ALL THE TIME. Show more Show less