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Hi I'm Paula

I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! I am a sister, daughter, granddaughter, and proud auntie. I am also a bilingual speech and language pathologist. I work with bilingual Spanish-speaking students in Texas. I love music and am involved with my church choir and a multi-denominational community choir. I am learning piano, organ, and guitar -- slowly but surely. I love reading about history, archeology, science, and cooking, and I enjoy reading and writing fiction. Watching old movies is a favorite past time, and I enjoy working on knitting and crochet patterns to keep my hands busy. Travel also interests me, and I have visited Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Norway, South Korea, and Mongolia, as well as various places throughout the United States. I thoroughly enjoy learning about different peoples and cultures, and I love trying out new foods!

Why I am a Mormon

 I was blessed to be born to parents who were already members of the church. Because of this, I had the benefit of classes and activities throughout my childhood and youth which taught me about the gospel. Life has had its ups and downs, but I have continued to be a member of the church because knowing the gospel plan has sustained me through the more difficult times. I know that this is the Lord's church, and that He has sent prophets to us once again.  In an increasingly turbulent world, how wonderful it is to have the guidance of both ancient scripture and living prophets!

How I live my faith

One of the great things about being involved with my church is the great variety of opportunities and experiences we have while serving. I have served in various positions in the Relief Society, which is the organization for women, and I have served as a visiting teacher, meaning that I have visitied ladies in my church to build friendship and help provide watch-care. One of my favorite jobs so far has been working in the primary program for children ages 3-12. While working with the children, I polished and refined my ability to speak in front of groups of children and to modify my teaching style to better fit various age and ability levels.  

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Something that I love about my religion is that it teaches us that we are all children of the same Heavenly Father, regardless of religious persuasion. The Church's Humanitarian Aid program benefits people all over the world during times of disaster, irrespective of race, religion, or any other differences. I have worked with church groups to assemble relief packages, such as quilts, newborn kits, school supply kits, and hygiene kits. After these kits are assembled, they are shipped out to people around the world who need them. I hope that those who receive goods through the Humanitarian Aid program are able to feel that they are loved. Show more Show less

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

Yes! Absolutely! I enjoy studying from the Old Testament. How I love the prophets and peoples of the Bible -- Joseph, Ruth, Deborah, Elijah, Elisha, Ezra, etc. I feel a kinship to them as I read about their lives and their struggles. I also love to read the teachings of Jesus Christ and his Apostles in the New Testament. The teachings of Jesus Christ give me hope that I can repent and change for the better. Show more Show less