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Hi I'm Chloe

I grew up in Colorado. I love to sing, read, meet new people, and I love genealogy.

About Me

I graduated from BYU in Family History/Genealogy. I work in Salt Lake for AncestryProGenealogists, a research company owned by Ancestry that does client research for anyone interested in finding out more about their families. I love people. I love walking down the street and seeing people because they are so interesting and I love to smile at them and say hello. It is great to see them smile back. One of my favorite quotes is, "Keep it simple, love everyone." I try to apply this to my everyday life. I also love to travel. My dream is to someday be able to travel the world! The more I travel and meet people around the world, the more I love people and cultures. I am an avid reader. I love books; I devour them and can't get enough.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed with the opportunity to have been born into the church. This being said, it has not always been easy. If you ask many who know me, they will tell you I have always been strong in the faith but that does not mean I have not had my own struggles. When I moved out of my parents' home, I never questioned whether or not to go to church. As I got older, many of my friends seemed to be more invested in the gospel than I was. I began to feel alone, question my beliefs and wondered why I was still a member. I read the scriptures looking for an answer. Every night after I had finished reading, I pleaded with my Heavenly Father to know if He was real and whether or not this church was true. After some time, I was listening to a lesson while volunteering at a mental hospital when my answer came. The teacher was reading the scripture John 3:16. I had heard this scripture numerous times but this time, for whatever reason, it struck me differently. The verse reads, "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son..." The teacher asked us to take out "the world" and put in our individual names. "For God so loved CHLOE, that He gave his only begotten son..." Hearing this just struck me. God knew who I was. He loved me enough to send his son to die for MY sins. I was overcome with the spirit and felt peace and comfort and confirmation that this gospel was true. Even though I still have struggles, I think back to this and other little experiences that have taken place in my life. I know that the devil wants me to question and be unsure of what am doing in my life, but I know that Heavenly Father lives. He knows who I am and my personal struggles. He cares about me and I know that I am never alone. There is always someone who knows what I am going through and cares about me. I am so grateful to be a member of this church. I am also grateful for the great people that have been put into my life to make me the woman I am today. I love this gospel!

How I live my faith

Since I moved out on my own I have been attending a ward that is full of young single adults (ages 18-31). I have had the opportunity to serve in many capacities. I am currently serving on the family history committee. As a committee member, I get to help teach others in the ward how to do their family history and find family names to take to the temple. While finding names to take to the temple can be difficult for some who have families that have been members of the church for many years and generations, there is always work to be done. There are children who are missing, mistakes that need correction, and records to be indexed. Family history and genealogy work is never ending and there is always more to do.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Chloe
No. All Mormons are not required to serve a mission. Missions are voluntary and a great experience for those who choose to serve. I did not serve a mission, but many of my siblings did. They loved their experiences and what they learned. I decided that serving a mission was not for me. I get be an everyday missionary but living what I believe and being open to talking about the Church when others have questions. Show more Show less