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Hi I'm Wendy

I am the mother of five beautiful children. I moved cross country to Kentucky two years ago. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The past few years have been very hard on our family economically and we have gone through some major challenges because of it. However, recently my husband and I were both blessed with full time jobs. The only down side was that we needed to move across the country to take advantage of them. Leaving behind family, friends, school (I was just accepted into nursing school after 4 years), and all we have ever known, we packed up all our children and what few belongings we could take with us and moved to the east coast of the United States. The change has been difficult, especially for our children. Instead of being surrounded by life long friends, they have had to come out of their shells and make new friends. I had to adjust from being a stay home mom to working full time. As time goes on however, we can see how the Lord's hand has been guiding us through the past few years. Perhaps we needed to go through those challenges so we could be ready for this big change. I can see now that there is a bigger purpose to us being here than simply for employment and I am excited to see what else my Heavenly Father has in store for me.

Why I am a Mormon

Since the church was first organized by Joseph Smith, under the direction of Jesus Christ, my family has been members. My ancestors walked across the plains and settled both in Utah and Arizona. I take great pride in their determination, their hard work ethics and their devotion to their faith. That heritage has given me a stong connection to the Mormon faith. But just like the children of Israel couldn't claim the right to exaltation simply because they had Abraham as their father, I can't claim to be any more righteous solely on the fact that I was born into this church. To stay strong and active in the gosple, I have had to gain my own testimony- not rely on the traditions and testimonies of my predecessors. They had their own trials that refined who they were and I have mine. We may have gone through different trials but we all rely on the same God to help us through them. The Gosple of Jesus Christ and specifically the Book of Mormon has brought me an indescribable peace when I am faced with difficulty in my life. I know this church teaches God's word because the Holy Ghost has wispered it to me again and again as I turn to the Lord in prayer.

How I live my faith

In our new congregation, I have been asked to serve as the cub scout leader for the eight year olds. My own boys are active in both the cub and Boys Scout programs and I am thankful for the direction and skills those programs give them. My family has also started a volunteer group that works at Feeding America once a month. It feels great to help the less fortunate while visiting with friends and family.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Wendy
The Mormon lifestyle is simple: we live to find joy in everything we do. We find happiness in being with our family. We find happiness in learning about God. We find happiness in helping others. Christ taught that when we serve others, it is the same as serving him. With that in mind, we strive to find ways to help other people every day. Probably the thing that my friends notice the most about my lifestyle is that I don't drink, smoke, do drugs or swear. When asked why I don't do those things, I simply tell them that I am so grateful that my Heavenly Father has given me a body and a healthy mind that I don't want to do anything to hurt it or make it dirty. In connection with that, we try to eat healthy and exercise to take care of our bodies that He has given us. Show more Show less