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Hi I'm Carla

I grew up in Athens, Georgia. I have always worked in the field of education. I am a middle school librarian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always been in the teaching profession. I have worked with elementary and middle school students. I am not married and I do not have any children but working with kids allows me to "borrow" them. I enjoy reading, writing, traveling, cooking, gardening, and learning new things. I'd like to do more traveling in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I searched for a long time for a church that felt like "home". When I began visiting my church I immediately felt like it was where I should be. There is so much happiness present each week as I see families together for the sacrament meeting. The sacrament meeting is for all ages so the children are all sitting with their parents. Many of the families are large and to watch the parents teaching their children about the gospel and how to sit in church, partake of the sacrament and bow in prayer is so uplifting. The eternal family aspect of our church is very important to me. I want to return to my Heavenly Father and be sealed with my family and hopefully one day my husband. I know this church is true. I know the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith and is our central scripture along with the bible. I know that living a good, clean life will make my Heavenly Father happy. I want to keep the commandments and serve others.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the church for about five months. I love reading the Book of Mormon, the bible and the Ensign magazine. My first calling is to be in charge of the bulletin boards for our ward. This seemed like such a small thing at first but I have taken "ownership" of it and I am currently preparing a board that highlights Mormon books appropriate for young children that teach the principles of our faith. I purchased the books to donate as teaching resources in our ward's library. The Mormon temples are beautiful and I look forward to visiting one soon. Prayer is a central focus of my daily life. I find peace when I go to sacrament meeting and see very clearly that family is central to the Mormon faith. I am still getting lessons from the sister missionaries. I learn so much every time we meet and my testimony grows stronger and my knowledge increases.