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Hi I'm Claudia

I come from a Hispanic family and I am the proud mother of four children in what some call "a blended family". I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of four children in what you call a blended family. Now this does not only apply to having previous marriages and children from those marriages, but we also have different cultural backgrounds. It has been a challenge but nothing that we have not been able to overcome through Faith and Prayer. We love going on hikes, playing at the beach, picnics, playing at the park, pool, spending time with family and most importantly spending time with each other. How blessed we are to have the gospel in our lives and truly find peace in our home.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I had a lot of questions to which I could never find answers to, I always felt something was missing. I later did a lot of what I searching in different churches trying to search for answers and peace. In 2006 I came across two sister missionaries who helped me carry groceries into my house as they noticed I needed help with my sons. They spoke with me about the gospel and about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They left a Book of Mormon asked I pray about it and read it. I gladly took the book! Over the next couple of days I would look at it, yet not open or read it until one early morning as I went to tend to my baby boy. I took the book prayed, opened the Book of Mormon and read. I have never felt such peace and comfort in my life. I prayed again as I was asked by the sister missionaries and I received my answer. I knew then that I had answers to what I was searching for. I wanted to learn more and to better my life. I continued to meet with the sisters however once transfers came and the Elders took over the area, due to my circumstances at that time it was difficult to continue with my meetings. My ex-husband was opposed to missionary visits. Soon after I became a single mom and was in search for peace and answers. I also wanted my sons to have peace and faith in Christ. It was in early 2010 when I met my current husband and to my surprise he was a "Mormon". I was EXCITED! I felt that Heavenly Father was watching over me and even though I had to experience some pain and challenges, he was always by my side and was directing me to my husband and the gospel. My husband answered a lot of questions (he is a return missionary)! We would read the Book of Mormon together every day, set up meetings with the missionaries, I started attending church every Sunday with him and in May of 2010 I was baptized. The gospel has been a great blessing in my life, in the life of my sons... and now in the life we have together with our four children!

How I live my faith

I now serve as a Primary teacher for my ward. It's a great experience teaching the kids. As a convert to the church, you do learn a lot by teaching the little ones. It can be a challenge at times with their attention being limited and they always want to play. But here is where I need to "think outside the box" and find a way to have them engage in the lesson. I enjoy the little ones and teaching them and in turn they teach me and help me teach my children. I also enjoy being part of Relief Society and attending their monthly meetings where I get to learn so much from my sisters.