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Hi I'm Faye

I'm a teacher, a mom, a professional rocker (mainly of babies), a wife, a lover of all things sweet, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am thankful for this beautiful life! I am a mother of two little miracle girls who teach me about Christ's love every day. I am a wife to a wonderful husband who is my best friend and my equal. I love to learn about different cultures, people, religions, viewpoints, languages, food, art, and literature. I feel like I'm an eternal student, always eager to learn more about this amazing world we live in and the people we meet. I'm a former high school teacher and love working with children and teenagers. I enjoy watching movies, laughing with my family over funny movie-lines and memes, running, making to-do lists on post-it notes, belting Disney songs with my husband and our girls, collecting cookbooks, and telling our girls bedtime stories in lots of silly voices. I love my Heavenly Father with all my heart. I know that no matter what struggles we have in this life, He listens to the pleadings of our heart and comforts us in our times of need. My husband and I have overcome several trials, one being infertility. It is a constant obstacle in our lives, but I'm very grateful for the lessons we've learned from it. I know that the trials we pass through provide us with empathy and make us strong and resilient. This life is not only about becoming a better person and more Christ-like, but to share Christ's love with others who need help along the way. I hope I can brighten someone's life every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a very fun and diverse family. My father was Catholic and my mother was Muslim. My parents learned about and decided to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was a toddler and I am eternally grateful for their choice to do this. Because of their choice to be baptized into our church, I have had more happiness in this life than I ever thought possible. Even though my parents joined our church when I was young, I too, felt that it was extremely important for me to know for myself that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ and that it really is the same church that he had organized in biblical times. When I was 14, I attended a program called seminary with other high school-aged kids. In this class, we studied not only the Bible, but also the Book of Mormon. My seminary teacher shared with us her love of the scriptures and how she knew that the Book of Mormon was also the word of God. She also challenged us to read it and then to pray and ask God if this book was truly His word. That night when I got home, and after reading from the Book of Mormon, I decided to kneel down and pray to my Heavenly Father to ask Him if it was true. After I finished my prayer, I had one of the most wonderful feelings. It was as if my whole body felt a happiness and peace I had not acknowledged before. I had felt these peaceful feelings before, but did not understand them until I had prayed. I knew then, that what I had been learning was truly of God and that if I continued to follow Christ's teachings that were taught in our church, that I would always find true joy in this life. I'm so very grateful that I'm a Mormon. I was even able to share my testimony of the truthfulness of Christ's gospel as a missionary when I was 21. There is not a day that passes by that I don't thank my Heavenly Father for that time I was a missionary and for my membership in His church.

How I live my faith

If you haven't been to our church before, you should come! It is so much fun. I've been able to participate in many different wonderful programs our church has. I've worked in the primary, helping and teaching the gospel to children (ages 3-11), in the youth programs for young adults (ages 12-18) and now, I have the great opportunity to work with the adult women (ages 18 and older) in a group we call the Relief Society. I love helping organize and participate in the many amazing activities and service projects we do in our church. In each of these programs I've also been able to share my love for the Savior, Jesus Christ and to share the good news of His gospel. Our church's programs help all learn about the purpose of our life here on this earth and how to share this pure love of Christ with others. I've also learned so much from other members of our faith. It's incredible how talented each of child of God is and what strengths they bring to our church and communities.

Are Mormons Christians?

Faye
Yes, we are Christian! Sometimes people who don't know much about our faith think that because we are nicknamed "Mormon" that we are not Christian, but this is not true. We are members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints. We do believe in Jesus Christ and we do follow His teachings. We know that He is Our Savior and that He died for us on the cross and then was resurrected so that we may have eternal life. He is the essential part in the plan of salvation and only through Him are we able to return and live with Him and our Heavenly Father some day. Jesus Christ is the center of our faith and the Head of our Church. Show more Show less