Hi I'm Debbie
I met my husband at a church singles activity and got married at the ripe old age of 21. We traveled the United States doing contract work until we had our daughter. I read all of the time! I love to scrapbook and ride 4-wheelers, and everything in between. I live in the same area I grew up in because I always want to be close to my family.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised LDS and the church has always been part of my life. At the age of 17 I decided, with all the years of my wisdome, that church wasn't something I needed. I had a few struggles, but mostly I felt that something was missing. An essential key to my happiness was gone. As I puzzled over what had changed in my life, the conclusion I came to was that I was not close with my Heavenly father anymore. A friend of mine invited me to some young singles activities and to go to church with her. I went back and it felt so wonderful to not only be in church on Sunday for worship, but to pray to my Heavenly Father and feel his love again. Every Sunday as I attends worship services I am thankful for my relationship with my Heavenly Father.
Can you think of a specific challenge in your family that Gospel Principles helped overcome?
My husband and I struggled for years with infertility. We wanted desperately to have a family and raise children. We looked into adoption and had trouble with certain aspects of that process. Reading the scriptures helped, passages like Rom. 8:25. Our prayers were usually answered with a comforting feeling of patience. It was frustrating at times to have to wait. Then my Husband was diagnosed with cancer and I knew that we had needed to wait to have children until he got through this horrible ordeal. Again my prayers were answered, and I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that my husband would be healthy soon. Approximately 2 years later we found out we would have a baby girl very soon and she is now the light of our life. Everyone is healthy and happy today and I am so thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the strength it has given to my life.
How I live my faith
I recently had the oppertunity to attend Church Girls Camp, for ages 12-16. I was in charge of 11 girls, camping in the wilderness for a week. We had so much fun! It truely was an honor to be there with them and the other wonderful leaders that were there. Monthly I go visiting teaching with my partner to different members homes, this is a great way to really get to know other women in my ward. I feel I have made some wonderful and lasting friendships that I truely cherish.