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Hi I'm Angel

I am a wife, mother, and grandma. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am driven by my dedication to my husband, five children and first grandchild, I have been very involved in my community and local schools for over the past twenty years. As politically incorrect as it maybe I put God first, family second and my work third. In A Pikle allows me to do that and continue to serve the community in which I live. In A Pikle became part of my life when a friend Tamara L. Foster, from high school and her friend Marianne Porter had a dream to help others deal with life's little emergencies. Helping others deal with each little emergency in life along with financial pikles is something that not only warms my heart but offers me the opportunity to serve others. It took me a little longer to jump on board due to my own life's circumstances but Kimberly Bolton another friend from high school held the door open for me to enter when the timing was right.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have felt the spirit of the Holy Ghost witness to me the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. I also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. I look at the Bible as a nail that has been driven into a board that board with only the one witness of God can be twisted and turned every which direction. When you add the second witness of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the history in the Book of Mormon you drive a second nail into that board and the words of God can no longer be twisted and turned with the whims of men. We are promised that the Holy Ghost will bear witness of the truth of all things. In the Bible in the book of James chapter 1 verses 5 & 6 we are promised that we can ask anything of God and he will not punish us, make fun of us or treat us harshly. He will answer by the power of the Holy Ghost. I trust the answer I received when I prayed about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. There is no doubt in my being whatsoever that it is the word of God. I challenge all who question to read the Book of Mormon and pray to God asking if it is true. You will get your own witness of it's truthfulness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by preparing lessons each week for my sunday school class and teach them with a spirit of reverence and love for my Heavenly Father. I also spend time each month preparing to serve other sisters in my ward. At least once a month I try very hard to take the time to go visit them, get to know them better, and serve them by word and deed. Sometimes that may be that I just visit with them about their families, or help with household chores and tasks. There have been times that I have taken one of my ward sisters to the hospital for treatment or watched her other children while she went to the hospital. There are times that I spend extra time in the kitchen preparing a second meal to take to someone who has just had a baby or who has had a family member graduate from this life to the next. In this way I am mourning with those who mourn and rejoicing with those who have cause to rejoice.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Angel
The purpose of life is pretty simple. We came to earth to obtain a physical body that be a temple for our spirit. During this life on earth we work to overcome the natural man and teach the body to obey our spirit. In doing this we are exercising our agency to choose good or evil. Of course every choice has a consequence and that gives us experience that help us to become more like our Heavenly Father. Our greatest example of the way to live was and is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Our gift of procreation is such a powerful and special gift that it should only be used within the bonds of marriage between that of a husband and wife who are lawfully wedded and hopefully have been sealed together in the temple. Families are the central to the plan of salvation. We learn so much from one another by living with and developing the relationships that come from just being a family. Together a family can accomplish great things if they work together. Each member of the family has gifts and talents that strengthen the whole family. The family works interdependently of one another, not at individuals acting independently. Family members need one another. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Angel
Being a member of the Mormon Church is an incredible blessing in my life. It's like having a second family that I can rely on when I need them. It's having friends that are really there for me and my family. Having dinners brought in for our family after the birth of a child or a major surgery has been wonderful. As a wife and mother it is nice to know that I don't have to worry about that until I am back on my feet. As a Ward we do things together. Sometimes it's a service project like picking up litter on the roadside. Other times it's learning a new skill or talent together. Then there are also the really fun stuff like Valentines Sweetheart Dances, and swimming parties where we just hang out and enjoy one anothers company. Show more Show less