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Hi I'm Stephanie

I am a native Coloradan! I have a love for pediatric healthcare! I am preparing to serve a mission in vibrant Chile! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently a nursing student at Utah Valley University, pursuing a career as a Labor and Delivery nurse! My home, colorful Colorado, has hundreds of gorgeous hiking trails, which I love to explore. I am the proud owner of a 12 year old cocker spaniel and poodle mix, named Abby. Yoga is the key to my sanity, as I am also a preschool teacher and work with children aged 3-6. It can get a little crazy with thirty children that young! My life has just taken a new turn, as I was recently called to serve a Spanish speaking mission in the Chile, Vina del Mar mission. I am so excited to serve the Lord in this capacity and bring His children in Chile unto the gospel!

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate enough to be born into a family that already had the gospel. As I grew into my teen years, I noticed more and more that I was just going to church to go through the motions and make my mother happy. I stopped feeling anything. When I was sixteen, I made some choices that greatly impacted my life and the direction of my life. I started going down a path full of pain, shame, loneliness, and hate. Eventually, after years of feeling numb to the Spirit, I realized that this path was only going to lead to a life full of negativity. I went to my bishop in search of council. He encouraged me to pray to my Heavenly Father and seek for answers- something I had never done. Only after humbly kneeling down to my Heavenly Father and asking with a broken heart for forgiveness was I able to feel something. I felt a stirring in my heart and my soul that I had not felt for a long time. I knew that I had been forgiven by my Heavenly Father and could move forward, if only I could forgive myself. Only after I reached adulthood, moved to college, and made many more mistakes that I was able to see the pattern of addition in my life. I stumbled upon the Church's Healing Through Christ program through the guidance of a friend. This is when the true change occurred. Through the Atonement, I was able to break the cycles of addiction. I am still a recovering addict, but I now know that it is only through the gospel of Heavenly Father and the atoning blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, that I am able to be forgiven, forgive myself, and move on. It is through Him, that I can enjoy the blessings of eternity.

How I live my faith

Within the church, I have the opportunity of teaching children ages 5-6 in the Primary (Children's) organization of my ward. They are such a light in my life! I am fortunate enough to have some of the children from this church organization as my students at the preschool which I teach at. I feel blessed to be able to teach them religiously and also academically. I enjoy seeing how they differ in each setting, and how they are already living what they have been taught. Their testimonies are so strong and they have a light that is truly visible. I am blessed to have the opportunity to teach in both capacities!

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

We need a Savior because we are too imperfect to return to live with Heavenly Father without help from a third party. No unclean or imperfect person can return to God. Jesus Christ was willing to take the pain, shame, and guilt of our sins onto himself and sacrifice his life as an act of grace on our behalf's towards Heavenly Father. Without a Savior, we would all be doomed to live out eternity in eternal damnation and suffering. Without a Savior, Satan wins. Show more Show less