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Hi I'm Randi

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother of 6, a grandmother of 20 and counting... I was born, and lived most of my life in Southern California. I now live in Colorado, near most of my children. My family is decended from Norwegian, Danish, English, Welsh and Irish Roots. I enjoy learning about my family history, and visiting or studying about my homelands. I love people from all across the globe, and from all walks of life. I love music, and enjoy sharing my talents.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of a Christian church. I attended regularly with my family, and read the Bible frequently. I began to learn about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I saw General Conference sessions broadcast on TV, and as I listened to a cousin who joined the Church. My parents had heard negative rumors about the Mormons, but as I met members at school, I could not believe that those rumors were true. It did not mesh with their characters. I studied the doctrines and teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ, and discovered that the things they teach, the things they believe were the same things I already believed, as I had been taught in my study of the Bible, at the church where I grew up, and by my parents' examples. I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ when I was 16. I have never regretted that decision or choice.

How I live my faith

Service is the key to happiness. I have made service my motto, and giving my life's theme. Whether in the community, in business, or at church, I find that serving others is the key to success. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have served in teaching adults and children about Jesus, visiting women to bring an uplifting message and to offer help, teaching music and directing choirs for adults and children, assisting members of the Church and the Community to research their family history, sharing whatever I have, as I am called by the Lord.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Randi
The Bible is unquestionably the word of God, and scripture to Mormons. We believe that all scripture, as defined in our teachings, is the word of God, and we study these books regularly. I believe that we, more than any other church, have a testimony of the sacredness of our scriptures. I know that the Bible and The Book of Mormon are teachings and records which were given to men on earth, by God, to help us learn what we must do to return to God's presence. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Randi
As we study the scriptures, pray, and seek to know more about Jesus Christ and the Lord's teachings, we can receive confirmation through the Holy Ghost, that what we learn is true. As we make choices in our daily lives, we can ask for help from God. The Holy Ghost can warm our hearts with peace, comfort, encouragement, etc. Show more Show less

Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?

Randi
I have loved the stories of Jesus from the time I was a small child. There is much hope and healing in the very words. As I read his words, or the words of his servants as they record his words, his life on earth, and the events of his children on earth, I find great comfort in knowing that I am not alone. As I read about him, and pray, I am able to feel his love, and know that he loves me. My Savior is my very dearest friend. He is my comforter, my companion, my counselor, my advocate, my friend. He shares my joy, my struggles, my longings, my hopes, and always helps me find the answers. I cannot imagine living this life without his companionship and compassion. Nothing can replace him. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Randi
When we die, our spirits return to be with our loved ones, the Holy Spirit, and Heavenly Father's messengers who continue to teach us. Our joy is incredibly sweet, as we are immediately greeted by those who love us, and who have longed to be with us again. We learn everything that we need to know to continue our eternal lives, and to prepare to be with Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father again. Show more Show less