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Hi I'm Wendy

I'm a Mom. I'm a wife. I'm creative. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother of two. I was baptized on September 29, 2001. I have always been grateful for my decision to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that everything good in my life has come to me because of my choice in being baptized. I was looking for something when a member of the church invited me to go with her one Sunday. I was lost. I went to many different churches trying to find myself. I had been a faithful member of a different faith, but I had lost interest in that faith. I felt in my heart that certain things were true and when I spoke with my preacher about these ideas he showed me how I was in error. I could not brush aside what I felt was true. I started to hang out with people who were not the best influences and became lost. I started to even wonder if religion was even important. I thought if my friends are "happy" with the lives they are leading I too can be happy. In my heart I new this was false. I am forever grateful for being asked to attend church with my good friend. I felt something that day. I felt weird, yet good. I had no idea that I would ever find what I believed to be truths in the Mormon church. I had so often been taught they believed in strange things and were false above all. Once I sat and listened to the missionaries I felt something powerful and I felt like they were teaching me things I already knew. It was an amazing feeling. I had my ups and downs and reasons why I should not join the Mormon faith, but I could not deny how I felt. I knew it was right. I knew I had found what I was looking for. I no longer felt lost. When I was baptized I felt so clean and fresh. I had known this feeling before, but I had felt empty after having this clean rush of feelings. The next day after my baptism I received the Gift of the Holy Ghost. The feeling of emptiness left my in an instant and I was filled with fire. I felt it rush from my head down to my toes and up again. I had never felt like that before. The emptiness is never with me when I am doing what is right. I am forever grateful for the day that changed my life. I am grateful for my husband and the promise we have to be an eternal family with our children. I know that God has called a prophet in our day. I know the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. I know these things because I listened, studied, and then asked my Heavenly Father if it was all true. I know it is and so can anyone.

Why I am a Mormon

I guess I am a Mormon because I could not deny what I felt when I heard what the missionaries taught me. I could not deny the knowledge I was receiving. I could not deny the conformation from the Holy Ghost telling me I had made the right choice. I could not deny the feeling I had when my husband and I were sealed and married in a Holy Temple. I still can;t deny how I feel when I read something or hear something that I know to be true. I am really grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ. He made it possible for me to live again. He made it possible for me to be with my spouse forever. He made it possible for me to be free from my guilt, pain, and sorrow. I am grateful for all he did for me. I am nothing, yet he had enough love for me to die for me. It is so humbling to know he did all that for me. I am forever in debt and grateful to him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith a day at a time. I try to teach my children what I know by reading with them Bible and Book of Mormon stories. I sometimes use my fingers as puppets so they can get the stories. My son really seems to like it a lot. He even acts out some of the parts. I also have the opportunity to work with the youth at church. I just got this opportunity recently. I am excited. I will be working along side of them in growing my knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know these kids are chosen to come to Earth now because they have much good to do and lots to offer their peers.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

We believe there are three members to the Godhead and they are three separate beings each with their own purpose. There is God the father. He is our Heavenly Father and the creator of us. Second is Jesus Christ. He is our elder brother, Savior, Redeemer, the Holy Messiah. The third is the Holy Ghost who is a spirit. I have always felt that God and Jesus Christ are two separate beings. Even when I was a member of another faith I thought this to be true. I remember being a little girl and kneeling in my bed praying to my Heavenly Father. I remember after praying I would give myself a hug because I felt it was like giving him a hug. I have always thought that God was like me in the sense with a body. Both these notions of mine were shot down and told to me that no God and Jesus were the same and were not like me. When I meet the missionaries they told me that God and Jesus Christ had a body of flesh and bones, but perfect bodies. I knew this was true. It had to be because I thought it and I had often read in Genesis that we were made in his image. I had to look like him because he is my father. I look like my earthly father why wouldn't I look like my Heavenly Father. It just made sense. This is my belief and I feel it in my heart to be true. It makes sense with what I read in the scriptures and what I feel. Show more Show less