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Hi I'm Staci

I grew up in California. I come from a large family of four girls and four boys! Every day I'm thankful to be a Mormon!

About Me

I love being a wife and a mother. Having children didn't come easy. I like to say I have mine, ours, and hers. Mine from my first marriage. Ours from my current marriage. And hers--a selfless gift that our sweet birth mother gave to us! I love to travel with my husband, play sports, dance in the kitchen, and take my kids hiking! I love that my work is also my hobby. I'm an Esthetician and I enjoy making someone feel good in their "skin"! Something I'm very proud of is graduating from BYU as a single mom in my late 20's. It was hard but worth the struggle.

Why I am a Mormon

Many people have asked me why I am a Mormon. It all began when I was about 12 years old. I grew up in a large family, four girls and four boys. I was number four, right in the middle. My family didn't attend church very often. One day out of frustration my mother gave me an ultimatum, I could either go to a youth detention center or a church camp for girls. I found myself going to Church camp. It was at this camp for girls where I truly came to know and love my Heavenly Father. In one of the lessons they had talked about Joseph Smith being a Prophet who had restored the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth in these latter days. He was a young 14 year old boy. He wanted to know which church to join and decided to get on his knees out in the woods and pray and ask God for guidance and direction. It was then that Joseph Smith saw two personages, Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. Hearing this resonated in my heart and in my soul that God does hear and answer prayers. I decided to put it to the test. I was 12 years old and I went out in the woods by myself, got on my knees, and started praying. I poured my heart out. I asked specific questions: if there was a God, if he knew I existed, and if he loved me. I felt this overwhelming feeling of love and peace surround me. This experience alone has helped me through some of the most difficult challenges in my life. My family would say that I returned home from girls camp a changed person. I am grateful to know that their is a God and He is all-loving. I know that He answers prayers and made it possible for each of His children to return and live with Him again someday! If I quietly reflect on his goodness and kindness I can recognize his loving hand in my daily life.

How I live my faith

My favorite calling in church was when I was called to be a youth leader over the girls ages 12-18. I enjoyed teaching the youth how to rely on their Savior during difficult times as well as how to recognize the influence of the Holy Ghost in their life. I find a lot of joy in serving those in my community; in my neighborhood; and in my church. I enjoy taking the youth camping and hiking and stretching themselves to do something difficult and out of their comfort zone.