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Hi I'm Wendi

I'm an amateur botanical artist. I love dogs and dragonflies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love nature and hiking, enjoying the fresh air, seeing the beautiful plants and trees and enjoying the sounds of birds singing, creeks babbling and breezes blowing through the trees. Then I try to capture these moments through words and sketches in my journal. I'm so grateful for the beautiful world that God, our Heavenly Father, has given to us and I love sharing the wonders of nature with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Though raised in another faith, I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home where I learned to pray and study the scriptures. I had three questions that were very important to me and that I needed to have answered: “Why didn’t God speak to us today?” “What happens to those who die never having an opportunity to learn about God?” “How do I know that I am attending the right Church?” Searching the scriptures as a teenager, and asking family members and religious leaders, I was unable to come up with any satisfactory answers that rang true to me. At the age of 25, I had the opportunity to read the Book of Mormon. As I read the opening pages of that sacred text I recognized it for what it was: God speaking still to us today. My soul rejoiced and my heart sang out “I knew God still speaks to us today! I knew it!” This was the answer to my first question. Not long after this I was able to meet with the missionaries and find out that God has a plan for all of His children to hear the gospel and this put my heart at rest concerning my second question. And as for my last question: “How do I know that I am finally at the right Church?” I received the answer to that question through the confirmation of the Holy Ghost and I now know that I attend the right Church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

There are many areas in the Church where we can serve others. We call these areas 'callings.' I have the best calling. I teach the CTR seven-turning-eight year old children. CTR means Choose The Right and that is what we emphasize at Church: to always choose the right in everything that we do in our daily life, whether it is at home, work, school, or play. We want to follow the example set by our Savior, Jesus Christ, and always Choose The Right.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

I love the Bible. It is the first book of Scripture that I ever read and it led me to believe in God and his Son, Jesus Christ. I also love the Book of Mormon. Together these sacred books of Scripture sustain and support each other. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

No matter what religion we belong to we can each increase our faith by doing three simple things: reading our scriptures, saying our prayers, and going to church. Reading our scriptures helps us to know and understand Christ and all that he has done for us. Saying our prayers helps us to communicate our love and gratitude to God for our blessings and to seek out his help in our daily lives. Going to church strengthens our testimonies of our Savior and gives us opportunities to serve others. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a member of the Church is reassuring to me when I travel: I know that wherever I travel or move to I will find the same Church with the same beliefs. I am very aware of the need for this because when I was a child we moved and traveled several times and whenever we did we always had to 'shop around' to find a Christian church that believed the same as we did. As a child, raised in a different Christian faith, I couldn't understand why all Christian churches didn't believe the same thing since they were all following the teachings of the Bible. Now, when I move or travel, I know that whichever LDS (Mormon) congregation I may find myself in they will have the same beliefs, values and standards as the one I came from. Show more Show less