Hi I'm Deanna
I am a 46-yr old mother of 5, the oldest is 23, and the youngest would have been 9, but she went to be with Heavenly Father 9 years ago. I am a stay-at-home mother, and I love to read, play on the computer, play games with my family, and spend time with my family. I am a die-hard Trekker (Love Star Trek), and that's how I met my husband.
Why I am a Mormon
I am LDS, because first, I was exposed to it growing up in Arizona, and while I wasn't fully active, I attended Mia Maids, and was a third counselor. I got baptized the first time in Arizona, but not for the right reasons. My mother married an LDS man, and he was VERY insistant that we get baptized, so to please him, I did. When we moved to Idaho, I married at age 21 to a non-member, I requested that my name be removed from the Records of the Church, because at that time, I wasn't appreciative of the (to me) constant visits from Visiting teachers, home teachers, and missionaries. I was baptized the second time when my husband, who had served a mission, became my missionary, answering all my questions, and setting me straight about misconceptions I had. He was baptized with me, as he was excommunicated prior to our meeting. Together we were sealed in the Temple. Since then, my daughter has recently been baptized and we are all active.
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
To ensure that their ancestors have the chance to accept the Gospel. Also so that they can do temple ordinances for their ancestors, if they haven't been done already.
How I live my faith
I try to attend Church weekly, but my illnesses tend to get in the way. I am an active Visiting Teacher, and the ladies that I visit are very sweet spirits. I am currently the Editor of the Newsletter for the Relief Society.