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Hi I'm mama winn

I'm a Mormon. I have 7 children, 19 grandchildren, and a whole gaggle of other people's children that I love!

About Me

I am pretty sure that the only job in the world that is more fun than being a mama is being a grandma! I think you should play hookey once every spring to take a day and fly kites, that every child ought to go on a random hike at some point in their life to look for sheep, that cleaning the house is done best when it involves a game, and that teaching your children to play practical jokes is an art that should be taught by example. I collect extra children of all ages as a hobby, and firmly believe that nobody can ever have too many grandmas! And I think I'm the luckiest mama anywhere!

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel because it is so family based, which only makes sense since God is our Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ is our elder brother. Through modern revelation, we learn that our families can be eternal, that we aren't just going to be together for this life, but we will have the opportunity to be together as a family even after we die. I cannot imagine anything better than that! Every time I hold a newborn, I feel that confirmation once again that God sent this little one to earth, that each tiny, perfect baby has a spirit that just came from our Heavenly Father. What a privilege it is to be able to teach and guide each child back to his Heavenly Father. I know my Father lives, and that He loves me. I know that the teachings of the Book of Mormon are true, and that they can help us achieve joy in this life, and find the path on earth that will lead us to return, with our family, back to our Heavenly Father for eternity.

How I live my faith

I have loved associating with the teenagers in our church for many years. I would say teaching them, but more often than not, it is they who teach me. I enjoyed working in the Young Women's program, which is for girls ages twelve to eighteen. For six years I had the opportunity to teach an early morning scripture study class to the high school aged youth. Who would ever guess that a bunch of fourteen to eighteen year-olds would get up early enough every school day to be at the church at 6:15 a.m. and study the scriptures before they went to school? They did, and I think they are amazing! The last four years, my husband and I served with a young single adult congregation which included unmarried young adults between the ages of eighteen and thirty. That was a blast! I felt so lucky to go to church with them, since I wasn't single OR under thirty! Right now, I'm on a three year mission, where I get to be the mission mama for about 200 young people. What a blessing!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

mama winn
Certainly not! A mission is a voluntary activity. Nobody makes you go on a mission, in fact, if you think you would like to serve a mission, you have to fill out an application and turn it in to your church leaders. If you are qualified, you will receive a mission call. If you accept that mission call and serve the Lord, you will receive many blessings. Show more Show less