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Hi I'm Donna

About Me

I have a great life. I have a husband and three children and five marvellous grandchildren. My children are nearly grown, so I am facing changes in my life, as my focus turns from raising a family to supporting my adult children as they become independent and learning to "let go". I enjoy a few hobbies: quilting, family history, skiing, gardening and hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

My family joined the church when I was 10 years old. I didn't truly understand all of the teachings, but I was so excited, and knew that this was something great to happen to me. As I look back on that day, nearly 40 years ago, I can still say that something great happened to me that day. Being baptized was a significant event in my life. It changed the way I lived, and what I looked forward to. I am grateful for courageous parents that made great sacrifices that I might have the blessings of the gospel. I know that we have a purpose here on earth, and that we have a loving Father in Heaven who wants us to return to Him, and will help us to be able to do that if we are obedient and faithful to His commandments. I find joy in living the gospel. I know that it will bring me the greatest happiness, no matter what circumstances life may bring.

How I live my faith

I am a Visiting Teacher. I have the opportunity to make new friends as I visit them each month and share and learn with them. By serving them, I learn to love them. I also teach a class of 5 & 6 year olds every Sunday in Primary. It is a blessing to serve in the church. Giving service is an important part of living my faith. When we lift others in their times of need, we not only bless them, but our own burdens are lifted. Scripture study leads me to live a more Christ-like life.

In whom should we have faith?

We should have faith in our Father in Heaven and in His Son, Jesus Christ. We know that they love us, and want the best for us. We know that they are totally honest, that they will truly give us all that they promise. They know us better than we know ourselves. If we will let them guide us and direct us, we will never go wrong. Bad things happen in life, but they are opportunities for us to grow and increase our faith. It is through difficult experiences that we can feel a greater closeness to them. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We have a loving Father in Heaven, whose work and glory are to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. He is our Father, and wants each and every one of us to return to him. Some of His children never had the opportunity to receive the blessings of the gospel and be baptized in their lifetime. Because our Father loves all of His children, each will have the opportunity to accept the gospel, even if it is taught to them after this life. We do baptisms in the temple by proxy so that those who did not have the opportunity in this life to be baptized into the church may receive this ordinance if they desire it. Show more Show less