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Hi I'm Holly

I grew up in Mexico, live in Alaska, and have found joy wherever I am. I am a nurse. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My life has always involved constant change. I have lived in Utah, Arizona, Mexico, Alaska, Texas, Argentina, and Minnesota. As a nurse I have worked with laboring women, critically ill patients, cancer patients, Alzheimer's patients, and children. I am a mother to three small children who keep me busy and constantly amaze me with how much they learn and grow. The one constant in my life that keeps me grounded and helps me to see the joy in every change and challenge is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I remain a Mormon has little do to with my upbringing in the church. I am a Mormon because while so many Christian faiths contain truth, I believe that this church contains the fulness of truth as pertaining to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that Christ is my Savior and find Him and his gospel to be my rock during times of joy and times of trial. No matter where I have lived, no matter where I have worked as a nurse, and no matter what challenges I have faced as a wife and mother, I have felt the comforting knowledge that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father and that His Son Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price so that we can return to live with Him someday. This church brings me joy and peace beyond what I can describe.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by not only attending church meetings and serving in the women's organization the "Relief Society", but by sharing my faith with others and doing my best to live a Christ-like life or service and love all who surround me.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Holly
Families are central to God's plan for his children. His intention and hope is for us to be sealed to our families for time and all eternity within the walls of this holy temples. This sealing ordinance that takes place inside temples binds families together beyond the grave, taking away the finality and sting that is brought on when death separated us from our loved ones. WE cannot have eternal joy or growth without our families and I am so happy to know that these important bonds and relationships I have with them are not "until death do we part", but extend into eternity. Show more Show less

What are Mormon temples used for?

Holly
The temple is the house of the Lord and the most holy structure on earth. Just as the Lord instructed Solomon to build a temple in the Bible, so the Lord commands His people to build temples today. Temples are places of worship, places of prayer, places to learn eternal truths, and places where acred ordinances such as the sealing of families together forever are performed. In temples, these sealing ordinances as well as the ordinance of baptism are also performed for those who have died without the opportunity to receive and accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. I feel immense peace when I attend these beautiful temples and take the time to pray, ponder, and study scripture within its walls. It is my sanctuary from the busyness and stresses of life and where I feel closest to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less