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Hi I'm Toy

I am a wife, mother, a Nana and a great Nana. I love mountain biking and the Great Smoky Mountains. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am married to the best husband there is! 5 Children, 7 Grand Children, and 5 Great grandchildren are plenty enough to keep me busy. I am a tribal member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. I love mountain biking but due to some health problems I am banned from that for right now. I love nature, camping in the Great Smoky Mountains, tubing, and just being in the woods. I do part time work at home, and love family history and geneology. I am addicted to the computer as I love to learn, to research, and there are so many resources for geneology.

Why I am a Mormon

I am LDS/Mormon. Life on this planet is very short but life as I know it, is eternal. I did not want to face the God of the Universe in shame and embarrassment, therefore I made the decision to commit whole heartedly to the truth as it was revealed to me by the Holy Spirit. I hope you will read the Book of Mormon and put to test James 1:5. I am not asking you to become Mormon…only research the facts, ask God about the truth of all things, and make a decision that you can live with for eternity. My membership in this church is based on doctrines. The doctrine of the trinity I know that God or our Heavenly Father, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are only one in purpose but three different entities. For two of the proofs read Matthew 3:16, John 17: 21-22. I also know that a loving Heavenly father would not condemn to an everlasting punishment, those who did not have the opportunity to make the choice to follow Jesus Christ in emersion baptism. The Temple is here on earth to ensure they are able to make that choice. I always knew that, knew it in my soul before I became a member of this church. It was when I found out that others knew what I already knew that I was thrilled to become a member. I did not join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because of powerful music, strong preaching, or family tradition. I am a member, I am a Mormon because I studied, I asked questions, I read the Scriptures, the Bible and The Book of Mormon, and I prayed that I might know the truth of all things. The Holy Spirit bore witness to me through a small still voice that I had found the truth and although I didn't understand all things I knew I was supposed to become a member. I have learned so much more in the last 10 years that I have been a member. When my belief in what I was hearing changed to a sure knowledge, my life has changed for the better and I will always be proud to say I am a Mormon. I love to share my testimony so just ask, you will feel the Spirit.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow Jesus Christ's example of what to do to please our Father in Heaven. I don't always succeed as I am not yet perfect, only working towards perfection. I go to church, follow the Ten Commandments which are still in effect today, and am good to my fellow man. I work with people, both members and the community in family history. I teach some online programs to help one to organize their information as well as programs that are used for researching. It is truly a "treasure hunt" because the information you find truly is a treasure. What a wonderful gift for your descendants to give them a book of stories about their ancestors. Who will tell them if you don't? Wouldn't it be wonderful if someone had given you a family history book of your family, a book of stories? As a member, I do not have a list of rules and regulations but am free to choose what I will. However, I do know what the scriptures tell me is pleasing to the Lord, and that is what I strive to do. I do these things out of love, a to desire please the Lord, a willingness to help my fellow man, and the devout hope to one day hear, "Well done my good and faithful servant."