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Hi I'm Lacey

I grew up in Seattle, WA. I'm an athlete. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with 6 brothers and sisters, and have loved every minute of it. There was always something for us to do so we never got bored. My Dad is a big sports fanatic so that has always been a huge part of my life. Volleyball, along with sprints, relays, hurdles, and pole vault from track and field basically got me through high school. I also did running start my junior and senior year of high school which gave me a huge head start for my college career. Since I graduated from high school and got my AA Degree as well, I have decided to go on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I leave June 18, 2014 to the Lima, Peru Central Mission, and cannot wait to experience the joy and happiness the gospel will bring into the lives of those I come in contact with.

Why I am a Mormon

There are several reasons for why I am a Mormon. First is because I grew in the church and it's just what my parents taught me and I trusted them. Everything I learned growing up made sense so I never really questioned it, it was just the way of life. As I got older however, I started having doubts and questioning if this church was really true and if I really believed all the things I had been taught as a child. Eventually I decided to read The Book of Mormon on my own. As I read it front to back I noticed a dramatic change in my life. I didn't notice it at the time, but looking back I can easily see the changes which occurred. My family life was significantly better. I was more open with my parents and my little brother and I got along so much better. My life as a whole was so much happier, and little things that used to bother me didn't anymore. I was better able to see the things that were truly important in life and focus on those things rather than getting caught up in all the little stuff. I was more at peace, and my life just seemed to be falling into place finally. I was able to make decisions better because I had the spirit, the third member of the godhead, as a constant companion. He gave me comfort when I needed it and guidance and direction when I needed that too. And all of that came just by reading a book, going to church every Sunday and praying every day and night to my Heavenly Father. I have built an incredible relationship with my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ since then, and wouldn't trade that for anything in this world. This church has forever changed my life in the best way possible. More than I could ever imagine. I know why I am on this earth, and I know my purpose and I know where I am going after this life. And that is one of the best blessings I could receive.

How I live my faith

I have absolutely loved being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Currently my ward is the YSA or young single adult ward, so we are all between the ages of 18 and 30 and meet every Sunday. I teach a class called Gospel Principles at church, which is basically just the basis of our beliefs, and why we do the things we do. Usually people who are visiting for the first time or people investigating our church would come to this class. I have loved getting to know the wonderful people who attend this class and sharing with them my testimony of this gospel. I also am one of the activity planners for events for all the woman. We plan an activity once a month and do various things like swimming, crafts, making food and eating it, along with other group activities. Both "callings" as we call them have been a learning experience for me. It has helped me to reach out and get to know the people in my church much better, and has strengthened my testimony so much. I have had to rely on The Lord a lot, especially for the class I teach because I was terrified to teach at first. Over time however Christ has given me strength and confidence when I teach.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

I volunteered to spend the next 18 months helping and teaching people about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I have a knowledge of something that makes me so incredibly happy and something that gives me a purpose in life, and I want to share that with anyone who is willing to listen. I will be going to Lima, Peru to serve for 18 months, and have been working 2 jobs for the past 10 months to save up enough money to go. My parents were willing to help out with whatever I could not pay, but I wanted to be able to support myself for this, and I will be. For others who cannot afford to fund themselves on their missions, the church gives people an opportunity to pay tithing and some of that money can go to the church mission fund to help out those desirous to serve a full-time mission but are not able to pay all of it. Show more Show less