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Hi I'm Carol Anglin

I'm a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a photographer, a writer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 66 year old mother of 5 fantastic children and have been blessed with 19 wonderful grandchildren who are the light of my life. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 50 years as of June 15th this year. I have been physically active my entire life. As a matter of fact, I just did a fantastic Zipline in the North Georgia Mountains last summer and loved it! Danny, the man I was blessed to meet at such a young age is a retired automobile auctioneer. I am from Ohio and after our fifth child was born we moved to the sunshine state of Florida where we spent the next 25 years raising our children. At one time all 5 of our children were teenagers. Through what I would call a lark, I became a professional photographer working for the largest modeling agency in Tampa and photographing models from 2 to 72 for their composites as they were seeking work in commercials and movies. My daughter wanted to be a model and it was out of sheer necessity that I learned how to take her photos. My husband bought me a cheap little inexpensive 35 mm camera and my love affair with "the lens" began. My photography has taken me to places and allowed me so many wonderful life experiences that I would never have known otherwise. Life has been a wonderful blessing and a spiritual journey that I continue to embrace and pray for more growth in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel has enriched my life and taught me to love others as HE would have me do.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church and it was while living in Ohio at the age of 9 that the Mormon missionaries stopped at our door. I had no formal upbringing in religion and in fact, I really didn't know who Jesus Christ was. It was while visiting another church with my best friend that I saw a huge painting at the back of the pulpit of a man with his arms outstretched and turning to my friend, ask her who that man was. She was shocked that I didn't know who Jesus was but when she told me who he was and that he loved all of his children I knew she was right and I also knew that he loved me! It was during this epiphany that my parents began taking the discussions and we were baptized and how thrilled I was to have my very own church where I could learn all about my Savior. After membership in the church for 6 years my father decided to leave the church due to his own hurt feelings. It was never the doctrine as he told me later in life, but rather his pride that took him away. We children were forced to follow. Knowing the gospel principles the way I did I decided to still live the same life, following the Word of Wisdom and keeping the faith as much as I could. I met my husband to be while in High School and we married two weeks after I graduated. It was just 2 years later while living in our first home that a couple of missionaries knocked on our door and I told them that I knew who they were because I was a Mormon. Startled by those words I had uttered I realized that now I was a woman with a baby girl, a husband, and my own home so it wasn't my fathers right to pick out what church I would attend. The missionaries invited me the next Sunday and as I walked through the doors I began to cry. I knew I was home! My husband was baptized shortly thereafter and we were later sealed as a family for time and all eternity in the Washington D.C. Temple. Heavenly Father knew my heart and that I still loved the Gospel and so he sent missionaries out to find me!

How I live my faith

I enjoy being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ so much. I can't imagine life without it. I love attending church weekly, teaching classes when asked, and most of all continuing to learn more about the life and teachings of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I have 4 women I am assigned to visit each month and I enjoy getting to know them better. Each family in the church has an assigned home teacher and visiting teacher who sees to our immediate and long term needs. It is through serving others that each of us grow in the gospel and in the love of our Savior who was the exemplar of service. I try earnestly to set a good example for others so they will want to know more about the Gospel and it's teachings which are for all of God's children. Each and every experience I have had within the church has taught me new lessons and principles upon which I try to live a better, more Christlike life. Although I fail at times I know HE is always there to pick me up, dust me off, and give me another chance to be the person HE knows I can be. Membership in the church is a blessing in my life and that of my extended family.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Carol Anglin
Absolutely not! We strive to work in our community to find those we might be able to help. We have meetings where we make survival kits for the less fortunate around the world and are involved in many such worldwide efforts. We are all brothers and sisters of one Father in Heaven who loves each one of us the same. Serving others we will become more like the one whose perfect example we follow. The giver experiences far more satisfaction than the one who is on the recieving end. We love and encourage all and stand ready to help in any way possible. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Carol Anglin
Because, quite simply, it is the Word of God and we recognize it as such and therefore revere it and study it's words and precepts on a regular basis. We alternate our Sunday School learning each Sunday. One year we study the Old Testatment. The next year, the New Testament and the following year, the Book of Mormon which is another testament of Jesus Christ and compliments the Bible. Most of us converts grew up loving and studying the Bible. That does not change when joining the church. It only deepens our understanding and love God's word. Show more Show less