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Hi I'm Chareine

I grew up in Idaho. I have 5 children. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have worked as an assistant librarian. I have also worked for the federal government as a secretary as well as in the private sector. When I got married, I moved to California and lived there for 23 years. I have lived in Mexico for 6 months, in southern California for 9 months, and various parts of California, Idaho and Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. It gives me answers to questions such as "Why am I on earth?" "Where did I come from?" and "What will happen to me when I die?" I have found peace to my soul, even when there is so much conflict in the world. I love being a Mormon because through the Church I have come to know the doctrine of Christ. Knowing Him has brought me comfort. Having faith in Him gives me courage and direction. I am so grateful!

How I live my faith

I have just lost my job because of the economic downturn. However, because I tried to follow the counsel of the prophet, I have enough food storage for a year and have some money saved so that I will be able to be ok for a little while. As I look for a job, I know that Heavenly Father will help me and direct me.

Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?

The Atonement. Through His life, suffering and death, He can help me in every circumstance in which I find myself. He understands the feelings of being mortal. He knows what it is to feel physical illness and pain. While I don't understand how He can feel all that I feel and still be perfect, I know that He was and is. I am so grateful to be able to turn to Him for a perfect example. Show more Show less

What is faith?

James 1:5 teaches us that faith is substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. In my own words, I believe that faith is whenever we do something that we don't know the end result for. It is faith that prompts us to read the scriptures. It is faith that motivates prayer. It is faith that helps us through the challenges and hard times of life--faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We often can't see the end but as we take one step at a time, things begin to become visible to us. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

LDS temples are sacred places where members in good standing enter to make covenants-or promises-with God. When we are baptized, we make our first covenant with Heavenly Father. If we can keep those first covenants, then we are ready to accept more responsibility and make additional covenants. Part of those covenants involve eternal relationships and eternal possibilities. Show more Show less