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Hi I'm Camille

I grew up in Texas. I am a dancer, cheerleader, pianist, friend, daughter, sister, wife, and mother. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm Camille. I grew up in Texas where I danced, cheered, pole vaulted, learned piano, and many other fun things. I went to college at BYU, working towards Marriage and Family Therapy. There I met my husband, who dragged me out to Maine after we graduated. We now have two beautiful children who are 4 and 2. I have always been a very career minded person, but have felt the desire to be home with my little ones while they are little. Thankfully, my husband's jobs have always enabled me to stay home with our kids. Once my children are all off to school, I plan to get my masters and open my own practice in family and marriage counseling. Family and relationships are so important to me. This is a big part as to why I love being mormon. The gospel of Christ is so simple and puts so much emphasis on family. I find great peace in knowing families can be together forever. Christ is such a great example of love and acceptance. I love learning more about Him and His life, and how I can better mine by trying to be like Him.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 10 years old, I began to question faith, religion, and everything I'd been taught. Then I read a scripture from the Book of Mormon, Alma 32:28-29. It talks about how faith is like a seed. You have to start with hope. Faith is a hope for things to be true. Then you can water that plant and watch it grow. I hoped that Christ was my Savior. I hoped that my family could be together forever. And I hoped that one day I could return home to be with my Father in Heaven someday. That hope was the beginning of my testimony. I have since had my wonderful experiences which have helped guide my life and mold me into who I am today. I am so grateful to be a member of this church and the joy it has provided me.

How I live my faith

I go to church every week and teach the 5-7 year old kids. I love it! Children are so precious and we can learn so much from them. I also am a youth leader for the 8-11 year old girls. They are so fun. We work on developing skills and talents, as well as doing service projects for others in our community. I also am a visiting teacher. This is by far one of the most important things I do at church. We are assigned to care for others in our area. It is an opportunity to get to know people we may not have had the chance to know otherwise. We are there to help, care, and be a friend to one another. It's wonderful to know that someone is always there to help, love, and support you in time of joy or trouble.

What is being a Mormon like?

Camille
Growing up as a "mormon" I have gotten all sorts of crazy questions. I welcome them! The reality is, being mormon or a member of the LDS church isn't all that weird. We are Christians...so Christ is at the center of everything we believe. We believe in ETERNAL families. We believe in trying to be our best selfs. We believe that this life is a learning process. It is an opportunity for us to become more like our Heavenly Father...but life comes with trials. So we are all here to love and support one another on our journey. One of the things I love about being mormon is the joy the gospel brings to my daily life. Additionally, the community of people I am around are so supportive and willing to help one another. We are all trying to make our way through this life the best we can. Let's love, accept, and build each other up! Show more Show less