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Hi I'm Cami

I love to laugh. I appreciate thoughtful gestures. I collect stationary and cards. I dance the hula. I'm Mormon.

About Me

My husband is from Guatemala, I'm from Hawaii and and we met in Honduras. We were married in the Salt Lake City, Utah temple and are blessed with a son and a daughter. I have loved learning about being a mother and about Heavenly Father's beautiful plan for his children. I know Heavenly Father loves us, as I have learned about the kind of love he has for us, his children, while raising my two children. My husband and I both come from very close-knit families that love to eat and dance and talk. I love to travel to new places, learn about new cultures and share my own culture with others, try new foods and cook new recipes, and make new friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a very goal-oriented person. I need to know where I'm headed and the options I have that help me get there. I like to see the big picture first and then work on the details that would help me be most successful. Being a member of the Church has provided me with long-term, even eternal, goals. I know my spiritual and temporal options, and because of the plan our Heavenly Father has prepared for us, I know the Big Picture and I also know the details that can bring me the most happiness in life. I appreciate knowing that there is a Person who loves me, knows me, and cares about me enough to help me do all of that and I have learned those things through the teachings of the Church

How I live my faith

I participate in my local congregation by being what is called a Visiting Teacher. In the women's organization of the church, we are put into pairs and asked to visit specific sisters in the area once a month. We get to share an inspirational message with them and just be their friend. I love visiting teaching. It gives us an opportunity to get to know other women of the congregation at a more personal level. I always learn so much from the women I visit and they become my true friends.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Cami
To understand why self-reliance is important to us, it's important to understand what self-reliance is not. First of all, self-reliance is not selfish; it is not caring about oneself nor making ones family more important than another. Self-reliance is the opposite, in fact; it is the ability to provide for ones family (food, clothing, emergency resources and funds) and then as the family is provided for, reach out and provide for others. Therefore, self-reliance is important to Mormons, because as Jesus Christ reached out and cared for those who were in need, we too, want to follow his example and care for those in need. Emergency preparedness is an important part of self-reliance because the scriptures teach that when we are prepared we shall not fear. As we are capable of providing for the immediate needs of the people of our family and community, we then want to prepare for the future. Seeing as there are many uncertainties about the future, being prepared for these emergencies is part of providing for the family. And that's why there is such an important push to be prepared. Show more Show less