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Hi I'm Barbara Jill

I'm a convert to the LDS church.

About Me

I'm a Stay At Home Mom. My husband and I have been married for four years! I have two beautiful towheads, a boy and girl. As a family, we take a lot of walks and play at the park and splash pad. My personal interest is learning so I do a lot of reading and web surfing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was living a joyless life. I knew I was missing something. I started investigating religions. I knew I was supposed to live my faith. I happened on a couple of missionaries doing service work at my favorite college bagel shop. I asked them if I could have one of their books and they looked at me like I was insane. LOL! Now I realize they were just in shock. People don't usually just walk up to them asking for a Book of Mormon. I tried to read it every once in a while but I would get confused when I came across words like Nephite and Lamenite. I would set it back down. For a year the Book of Mormon sat next to my bed. Then I met a guy who had a Book of Mormon too. I said "Why do you have that book? I have one of those." He told me lots of good things about the church so I decided to go one Sunday. I showed up, got out of the car, walked around the car, got back in the car, and left. The next Sunday I actually went in. It was the first Sunday of the month, Fast and Testimony Sunday. The whole meeting members, one after another, stood at the podium and shared their testimony how they knew that this was the true church. It was powerful. So I took the missionary discussions. I had lots a questions and scepticisms. The answers I received were just common sense. So to answer why I am a Mormon...I am a Mormon because I believe that I am in charge of living my life. Heavenly Father has set certain standards and promised me joy if I live by those standards. Now I live a joyfull life.

How I live my faith

I am a visiting teacher. I enjoy going and visiting with the sisters and sharing a lesson with them each month. I always make sure that they are ok and if I notice any needs I try to make sure that I assist them. Also, once a month I call other sisters to see how their visits went and if their sisters need anything: physically, mentally, or spiritually. I also teach Nursery; I enjoy spending 2 hours every Sunday playing, teaching, singing and snacking with children ages 18 months to 3 years old.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Barbara Jill
Take the missionary discussions. Go to Sunday meetings. Ask questions, lots of questions. Visit www.mormon.org. When you learn something new ponder over what you've learned. I used to sleep on it. Some mornings I would wake up knowing that what I had learned in the last lesson was indeed true. (I never woke up knowing it wasn't.) It came piece by piece until one day I knew I needed to be baptised. Some people know right away. Some people feel a warmth in their chest or butterflies in their stomachs. For me, it was bit by bit. And, then it just made sense. Show more Show less