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Hi I'm Connie

I'm a Mormon. I am a mother of 9 and grandmother to 36. Patriot, Herbalist, Trianed Dula and have many other interest.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother of 9 living children here on this side of the vail. I have 36+ grandchildren. The plus is for the foster children we have had thus far. I am a vitalist, love learning about and using herbs, I love to garden, I love to talk, I love to be active in my community, and enjoy learning, and being a constitutionalist. I love to play with my grandchildren. I enjoy exercising and studying with my husband. I love to dance, and sing, and go out in the yard and walk. I love the country and enjoy an occasional trip into the city but not for very long. I don't like shopping. I like to make my own soap, and would love to make better bread. I like to craft but not too much scrapbooking. I sew some and like to paint and draw but dont' have the time to do as much as I would like to. I love facebook since it allows me to connect with my family and old friends I havn't seen in many years. I love geneology.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at the age of 9 but never was real active because my parents were not going regularly to church. I always felt there was someone special following me or watching over me. Especially as I got to my teen years I felt something and didn't really understand what it was. I for some reason knew that all the things I had ever heard from occasional home teachers and others that would drop by to offer rides to church, that this Joseph Smith that I had heard about was something special. When I reached the age of 19 I began to wonder what the Book of Mormon really was all about. I began to read it and pray about it and realized for my self through the promptings of the Holy Spirit that it was the word of God. When I met my husband I was an officer at the Dallas Police Dept. I asked him what he knew about the Mormon Chruch and if he would like to know more about it. Unbelieveably to me he said not much and I really would like to know more. I then had a challenge to answer his questions. So after prayer and study I was able to share a few things with him. He did ask me to marry him a short time later and we were married. A week later he was baptized. My life since than has been a series of ups and downs and ins and outs learning experiences and growing in the gospel together. It has been an amazing journey thus far. I know that the gospel is true and that it is the welding link that keeps us together. As we attend the temple and learn more and more I realize there is so much more to learn. I don't know it all and never will but I know enough to know that the Lord has so much to offer each one of us. He has the blessings we need in our lives to get us back to our heavenly home. I know that it is so very important for us to reach high and strive to keep the Lords commandments and always know that the Lord our Savior is there for us. He will help us get through any difficulty. We are ever learning and hopefully coming to a knowledge that Jesus is the Christ and this is his gospel and that Joseph Smith was the instrument that the Lord used to restore the true church to the earth in the last days. It has all been done for us, so that we will learn. I also know that we will fiind the answers if we pray and search and strive to be the kind of people that would please him. We must keep on the right path and keep looking forward learning for our mistakes and repenting and moving forward ever forward. The priestood is restored, the gospel is the restored truths taught by our Savior when he established the church in his time. The Lord will retun again soon and claim his own and eternity is a long long time. In Jesus Name.

How I live my faith

I try really hard to keep busy in the church. I have had numerous callings in each organizations where I have been called to serve. I try to find others I can share the gospel with. I try hard to be active in my community and my neighborhood. I pray for opportunities to share the gospel with others. My husband and I are the Emergency Preparedness specalist in our ward.He is the stake rep for this calling. I am also responsible for the Visting Teachers in our ward. I encourage them to see their sister in our ward. I do my geneology and go to the temple monthly. Weather permitting.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Connie
Visitors are always welcome to the Mormon church. It is very different from most other church services. We have 3 meetings in one day. First is usually the sacrament meeting and we remember our Savior as we eat bread and drink water in rememberance of his sacrafice for us. There are then a couple of speakers that share insight on gosple principles they have studied out. We then have a sunday school meeting where we discuss the scriptures in more detail. Followed by a Relief Society meeting for women and Priesthood meeting for the men. We study many subjects where we share information related to each gender. There are also Primary classes for the children where they learn many lessons taught by Jesus. There are also Young Men and Young Womens meetings for teens, where they share gosple insights with those of thier own age groups, guided by adult leaders. Show more Show less