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Hi I'm Dezra

I make really good cinnamon rolls. I love to sing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom to five fabulous kids and wife to a wonderful man. I love spending time with my family. My husband and I home school our children and when I have free time I like to read, crochet, take walks and try new recipes.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a strong Mormon family and took the gospel for granted most of my life. I look back and see that the strength of my testimony was founded on my parents', not so much on my own conviction. It was when my first husband developed leukemia and then passed away that I had to reassess my faith and testimony. It was through the gospel of Jesus Christ that I found the answers I needed and was able to build a testimony of my own.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I strive each day to live in a way that would please my Heavenly Father. To me, this means serving His children and reaching out to those in need. Sometimes in small ways, sometimes big ways. I find that as I ask for His direction in my life, He will lead me to places and people I can help. I currently serve in a leadership position in our ward's women's organization. I get to help plan activities that meet the interests and needs of the women and their families. These activities range from Scripture Study, to Emergency Preparedness, to Planning for Retirement.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

We live in a world of uncertainty, one that comes with no guarantees. We never know when we will be confronted with natural disasters, man-made disasters, or something as mundane as a loss of income. Being self-reliant and prepared having food, water and other supplies on hand during one of these difficult times means that we will be able to provide for ourselves, not burdening the resources of others. But more importantly, we are better able to help others who are also affected by the crisis. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon was written by men of God - Prophets - who lived on the American continents between approximately 600 BC and 400 AD. The writings of these prophets were abridged and compiled on thin sheets, or plates, of gold by the prophet Mormon, for whom the book is named. Shortly before his death, he delivered the gold plates to his son Moroni, the last prophet of the Book of Mormon, who, after adding his record, buried the plates for safekeeping until Joseph Smith, Jr. was divinely directed to them in 1827. Joseph was then able, with the help of God, to translate the book as we know it today. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

We do not worship Joseph Smith. We revere him as a prophet and a man chosen by God to restore His church upon the earth. We worship God, the Eternal Father, and His Son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less