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Hi I'm Deborah

I'm a mom and grandma. I teach high school. I love hiking and being outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother to four and a grandmother to five. I teach high school and love working with children and teenagers. I love the outdoors and enjoy hiking and camping. I also like gardening, photography, reading, writing and learning new things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the church, but I have also have many, many experiences throughout the years, when I have felt the spirit of our Heavenly Father bearing witness of the truthfulness of the gospel. I want to live close to my Heavenly Father here on earth and return to Him, with my family, one day. Following the gosepel of Jesus Christ, as taught by the church, is the way for me to do this.

How I live my faith

I try so hard to live my life as Heavenly Father would want me to, every day, in everything I do. I try to be a good wife and mother and help and serve others. Right now, I am the Compassionate Service Leader in our Relief Society which is an organization for the women in the church. I arrange for service needed for other people in our ward and neighhood. Service could be meals for those who are sick or have just had new babies, respite care for a terminally ill neighbor, or help with many other needs. I also keep a blog to keep members of our congregation informed about all kinds of community service opportunities in our area. I love helping others and really enjoy this participating in our congretation in this way. In the past, I've taught children at church and worked with teenagers. At other times, I've taught lessons to the adult women, played the piano and edited and published a newsletter for our congregation. I love serving in any way I can.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No. Full-time missionary service is not a requirment of the church. Serving the Lord by sharing His message with others is a great priveledge, but there are many ways to serve and not everyone can or will serve a mission. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, we do not. We worship God our Heavenly Father, and come to Him through His son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost, witnesses of God the Father and His son and bears record of the truthfulness of all things pertaining to the gospel. We believe the church, as organized by Jesus Christ during his mortal life and ministry, was lost to the earth for a time, but was restored in its fulness by Joseph Smith, who was a prophet and instrument in the hands of God. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith was a young boy (14-years-old) in the early 1800s who wanted to know which, of the many churches in his area, he should join. He read in the the Book of James in the New Testament, that if he prayed and asked God, God would answer his prayer. Joseph Smith took God at his promise and prayed to know which church was, in fact, the true church of God. His humble prayer was answered as he saw, in reality, God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. God told Joseph that none of the churches on the earth at that time contained the complete gospel of Jesus Christ. Joseph then became an instrument in the hand of God to restore the true and complete Gospel back to the earth, in the same form it had in Jesus' mortal ministry. Show more Show less