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Hi I'm CiCi (see-see)

I was a convert to the Church; I didn't cling to a religion, I love the gospel, I'm part German, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the third girl and second middle child of four siblings. I have two older sisters and a younger brother. I have a small dog with a huge attitude. When serving, my heart is softened and I want to continue doing it--it brings me such great joy. I was baptized in 2008; my mother and I were baptized on the same day. I have such amazing seminary/Sunday school/Young Women teachers who inspire me to be a better person and better witness/testifier of Christ every day. I have wonderful friends in the Church who showed me that even though I was bullied by the people I thought were my friends, I am still worthy and deserving of pure and utter friendship and love. Even though I want to give up at times, I push past that and continue to forge ahead so I can be the daughter that Heavenly Father needs and wants me to be.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? That's a hard question to answer simply. I guess the best way to answer that is to tell you about the first time I saw the Book of Mormon. My grandmother-in-law, Grandma Hawaii, had come down for a visit from Tennessee. We didn't have any guest rooms, so she slept on the couch in the Study. One one particular morning, I woke up earlier than anyone else in the house, earlier than I usually did. I padded down the hallway, not knowing where I was going; my feet were taking me somewhere all their own. Next thing I know, I'm standing in front of the Study with my hand on the golden handle. Without thinking, I weighed down on the handle and pushed the door open. My Grandma Hawaii was sitting on the couch, reading the Book of Mormon. It was right then that it felt like a missing piece of the puzzle clicked into place. I wanted to break down crying. My Grandma Hawaii looked up, saw me, and smiled. She asked me if I wanted to read it for myself. I've never moved so fast in my entire life. I jumped on the couch, eagerly took the Book of Mormon, and read with such clear precision. I didn't stumble over a single word. We were reading 1st Nephi. I drank in every last word, wanting to learn more. As I read, the sun turned to shine in the room, shining down on me. That is why I am a Mormon. I couldn't deny what I felt and what I had learned. This was the true gospel, and I wanted to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After all that Jesus Christ had to go through, willingly, for us, I am grateful. I could not have done what he did. If I could go back in time, I wouldn't change a thing. I'm happy to be a Mormon, and I'm happy to have spiritually returned to my Father's fold.

How I live my faith

I am a Laurel as of March 2016. I am still the Mia Maid Second Counselor; I have not yet been released. I try to help other young women to feel included and loved. I go to the temple every time I can, which is probably almost all the time. I do indexing a lot, and I continue to search for my ancestors so I can put them in my tree on family search.