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Hi I'm Angela

I'm a single woman who loves the outdoors. I'm a middle school math teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in northern Arizona. I have a large family of 4 brothers and 3 sisters. My dad loved the outdoors and used it as a way for us to spend time together. He would plan week long trips to the grand canyon. My mom was always a major part of the preparation. She would help buy all the food and get our packs packed. Then she would send us on our way in our big 15 passenger van. Through these experiences, I learned a great appreciation for our Heavenly Father's wonderful creations. I learned the beauty of a simple life and how to work together with my family and friends for the good of the group. I learned the value of exercise for a healthy heart, mind and spirit. After high school, I went to college for my teaching degree. I have been teaching for the past 17 years. I teach math, but have also developed an interest in American history. I enjoy traveling and learning about new places. I have recently taken an interest in photography. I have found it to be a new outlet for my creative side. Additionally, I enjoy drawing and scrapbooking.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because it gives me strength day to day to face the challenges this life throws at me. It also has brought me the greatest joy! I started attending the LDS church as a young child. My dad was agnostic and my mom had a strong belief in God but did not have a church she was connected with. I learned many things about the gospel of Jesus Christ and had many questions. I remember asking my mom a question one day when I was about 7. I don't remember the specific question or her response specifically. It was just something like that could not be true. What I do remember was the distinct impression I had at that moment. I knew that she did not understand and that what I was asking about was true. It helped me to see even at a young age that God can and does communicate with all His children in way that they can understand. That began my journey with my personal relationship with Him. It has been a beautiful journey. I have learned that when I put my complete trust in Him and communicate with Him about my life, He will indeed guide me. I have also learned that He has my best interest at heart 100% of the time. That does not mean in any way that my life has been without challenges, sorrow or pain. Quite the contrary. By nature of our mortal existence, we will have challenges. We cannot have joy and growth without them. We can however have strength, immeasurable peace and help as we face them. Being a Mormon has given me the opportunity to follow Christ's example and be baptized by someone who was given authority by God to do so. That ordinance allowed me to have the gift of the Holy Ghost as my constant companion. It allows me the opportunity to come together with others who share my common beliefs and be strengthened by them. Jesus spoke in the scriptures about having "an abundant life" as we come to Him. I feel I have found that life through my membership in His church. It is truly the greatest blessing I have.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending my meetings each Sunday. This gives me the opportunity to renew the commitment I have made with my Heavenly Father to follow Him and learn ways I can better do that. I live my faith by communicating with my Heavenly Father regularly and doing my best to listen and follow Him. It has brought more purpose and meaning to everything I do. It is a part of me, how I speak, act, what I listen to and fill my mind with, how I treat others, etc. The greatest blessings in life come when we are able to help others in meaningful ways. My hope is that I will always be available for the Lord's errand.