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Hi I'm Lydia

I have 12 siblings. My favorite memories are of eating homemade salsa and listening to Dad read aloud. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for nearly five years. Our oldest daughter is almost four. She amazes us every day with her intelligence and love. Our second daughter is just over a year old. She is our joy and delight with her frequent smiles and interest in everything. I graduated from college just after we were married and last year my husband finished a degree in History with a minor in Spanish and a Secondary teaching license. He has taught Spanish to high school and middle school students in New Mexico and he plans to go back to school for a master's degree soon. I have various health challenges that make me very tired most of the time. We are grateful for the blessing of a wonderful extended family. Our parents and siblings have helped us so much and are wonderful company. My husband and I try to make time for a weekly date. We love reading, walking, talking and cooking - just about anything is fun when we do it together.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents prayed and studied the scriptures with me consistently from before I can remember to the time I left home. They encouraged me to study and pray on my own so that I could know for myself that what they taught me was true. When I was about twelve I really started to make that effort. I began to understand and feel the truth of what I was learning. It gave me peace, comfort, and direction. I felt God's love and I recognized His hand in my life. Ever since then I have continued to study the words of God's prophets, both ancient and modern, to pray daily and try to do what is right. As my understanding and obedience improves, I am happier. I'm learning to find peace, comfort, and even joy, in the midst of my most difficult challenges.

How I live my faith

I enjoy visiting other female members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regularly to see how they are doing and to share a message about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have also enjoyed opportunities to teach gospel lessons in our women's class on Sundays. My husband and I currently team-teach a class of three and four-year-old children. We love attending Primary, the organization for children, with our class. The songs and lessons we share with the children help us remember and apply the simple teachings of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The children are so very sweet and we love them. I'm definitely happier as a result of being able to serve with my husband among such innocent, enthusiastic and energetic children of God.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

We believe that the Holy Ghost is a member of the godhead. He has a body of spirit. He has many roles, but the most important is to testify of Jesus Christ. After we are baptized, the Holy Ghost can be with us always. He can help us learn how to follow Jesus Christ by guiding our daily choices. I recognize the influence of the Holy Ghost mostly by how I feel. When I feel love, joy, peace, (or any of the good feelings listed in Galatians 5:22, for example) I know that what I am doing is right and that the Holy Ghost is with me. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

We believe that everyone will live again after death because Jesus Christ made it possible - we call this immortality. We also believe that we can live forever with God and with our families - we call this eternal life. In order to have eternal life, we must make certain promises, or covenants, with God and do our very best to keep them throughout our lives. We believe that it is through the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ that we can hope for eternal life. Thus, we cannot earn eternal life, but we can qualify to be cleansed and purified through the saving power of Jesus Christ if we do our very best to keep all of God's commandments. Show more Show less