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Hi I'm DeAnne

I am a Mormon. I am a mother, a grandmother and a nurse. I love the Gospel and an very grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

About Me

One of my hobbies is crocheting and I recently started an on-line business to promote the sales of my crocheted items. I love to study the scriptures, ancient and modern history, and I love to teach the Gospel. I also like to garden, but I am not an old veteran at it, so I still have a lot to learn. I am a single mom, with two grown daughters (married with kids) and two teenagers (a boy and a girl) still at home. My son graduates from High School this year and will be going on his mission this summer. I am excited for him and sad too (where did the time go? how did he get so old so quickly?). My youngest is involved in anything Band at the High School- marching band, jazz band, wind ensembles, percussion. I am very blessed to have great children who love the Gospel and want to serve the Lord. Currently I am between jobs. This is a new experience for me. Somehow, I feel calm and trust that things will turn out well.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Utah, raised by inactive parents who claim to be agnostic. I was active in the Church on and off (mostly off) during my adolescent years, depending on who my boyfriend was at the time. Church was merely a social experience for me. During a brief time of church activity, my Young Women advisors urged me- really pushed me- into getting my Patriarchal Blessing. By the time I received the written copy in the mail, I was again inactive and I did not even bother to read it again. A few years later, I met a man who made me question my agnostic beliefs. I found my Patriarchal Blessing and read it one night. I was amazed at how powerful and beautiful were the blessings were for me. I was awed at how personal and specific the were the spiritual warnings for me. I knelt at my bed and asked the Lord if these were truly His words for me. I had a peaceful, warm feeling in my hard that is indescribable. In a short few days, I read the entire Book of Mormon, for the first time. While reading it, I received multiple experiences testifying of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. As I became active, when I learned doctrine which was difficult for me to understand or agree with, I would remember the strong witness of the Holy Ghost which I received about my Patriarchal Blessing and the Book of Mormon and was able to rely on that: if the Book of Mormon is the true word of God, then Joseph must have been a Prophet. It was many years later that I gained the personal witness through the Holy Ghost that Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw and conversed with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I repent often. I am grateful for the opportunity I have each week to attend Sacrament meeting and renew my covenants with the Lord by partaking of the emblems of His body and blood. I need it. Being a single mother, I have taken my children to church by myself for many years. The 'village' which has helped me raise my children has been my Ward family. Indeed, it is true: "It takes a village to raise a child."