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Hi I'm Gail

I'm a proud Mormon. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I promise to be honest with you.

About Me

Hi, I am a mom, a wife, and a writer. I am also an aspiring children's book illustrator. I love music, movies, reading (fiction mostly), and I am very fond of general silliness. I have 4 children who keep me grounded, happy, and a little crazy. I am a survivor of much, and yet I remain faithful in my beliefs.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but I always add that I was converted in my 20's. I am a member of the church, because I have developed a total knowledge and faith of my savior Jesus Christ. I am also a survivor of many tragedies and I have found that after a true testing of my faith, I believe more than ever in the gospel of Jesus Christ, in the atonement and in a loving and merciful Father in Heaven who wants us to be happy. I believe that it is because of the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I have become the person I am today. I have been encouraged to learn, grow, teach, and have faith. I have learned that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father, who when all else seems to fail us in our lives, he never will. I consider myself one of the lucky ones, because I have a knowledge of the gospel and an understanding of it, which has taken me a long time to develop. The school of hard knocks can be rough, but I have survived because of what I learned in my study, practice, and growth as an individual. I would never put my name behind anything and I can say without any wavering that I believe that this is the true church and you can grow in so many wonderful ways by living its simple and loving principles. There is a certain freedom that comes with knowing who you are, where you stand, and what is important. There are too many reasons for me to give you for why I am a Mormon, and I would never lie about a single one of them, or fabricate one to convince you of anything. I believe that Jesus Christ lived, does live and that we have a living prophet on the earth today to guide us and direct us, in these crazy, often scary and challenging days. I know this church is true. I know that it is not God who fails us, but us who often fail him. All I can say is that you should search before you judge. Nothing I tell you would matter, if you don't find out for yourself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily. In my attitude, and the way I raise my children. I study and pray daily, but I do it for me. I have been a teacher in our Sunday school classes for adults and children. I attend meetings at our chapel and my children enjoy scouts and youth activities provided once a week, as well as other parties or activities provided for holidays and other occasions. We have a set of guidelines, such as keeping Sundays for family, friends, and God (like the way it used to be). We do not drink coffee, alcohol, or do drugs and we don't watch offensive movies. We don't swear or curse, or gamble either, but if you think about it doesn't that all make sense? It seems like that might be hard, because it seems like everyone has made it normal to do those things, but I actually find it to be freeing. I am guided in how to believe, but I do not do anything because I have too. I do it because I believe it is the best way for me to raise my children and for myself to behave. I try to be fair and honest in my dealings with everyone I meet, and I appreciate that in others too. It is a lifestyle as far as how I behave, but it is a normal one that makes me very happy. If you met me on the street I may seem happier than others, but I would appear quite normal.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Gail
The temples are a special place, given and inspired by God, where we can be united as families forever. I am comforted by the knowledge that because of proper and authorized priesthood on the earth today, my husband and I can be married forever, and my children will also be mine forever. This means everything to me because I lost 3 of my seven children to a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, and to loose them forever would be too much for me to deal with. There is great comfort in the knowledge that we can be an eternal family. I have been able to attend different services which are performed in the temple, and I can tell you that there is no way to describe the feeling that is there. It is more precious to me than I can describe. Show more Show less