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Hi I'm Barbara

I'm a Mormon. Or as my husband likes to say, I am a saint in the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I have raised my children and now enjoy my grandchildren. I became an empty-nester at a young age. A family never ends and I am so thankful that they can be eternal. I enjoy continuing to learn and experience new things everyday. I love people! I love when I am serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a non-LDS family. I searched throughout my life for a Church that I felt was teaching me what God wanted me to know. I found pieces in various churches, but when I found the LDS church I found what God wanted me to know. I was raised in a very splintered family. Sometimes I was with siblings and sometimes I was not. My family members smoked, drank, enjoyed drugs, and other non-healthy lifestyle choices. I knew I wanted to make different choices - some were very obvious and some more subtle. I have never regretted my decision to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the best decision I have made in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the teachings of Jesus. I teach 5 & 6 year olds at church. I volunteer at a local hospital where I get to cuddle babies in the NICU. I listen to the promptings of my Heavenly Father and serve him by serving those he directs me to.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Barbara
I try to help anybody I come into contact with that needs my help. When I am in the service of my fellow man, I am in the service of my God. I participate in Church Humanitarian work everytime I have the opportunity. I feel blessed to be able to help people around the world by these efforts. Everytime there is a disaster in the world, I know that our Church provides for those in that area who are in need with food, blankets, clothes, etc. I am thankful that I can help. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Barbara
The Holy Ghost can bless your life in many ways. Christ promised His Apostles that the Holy Ghost would “teach you all things” (John 14:26) and “guide you into all truth” (John 16:13). He also said that the Holy Ghost “shall testify of me” (John 15:26). It was through the Holy Ghost that I received testimony as to the truthfulness of this Chruch and the teachings of Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus lives and loves me. That he took upon himself my sins and the sins of the world. Upon receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost I enjoy its constant companionship. It is not taken for granted by me or other members of the Church and we count it as one of the greatest blessing we received from our Heavenly Father and positive proof that he is mindful of each of us and loves us. Through the gift of the Holy Ghost we receive many great and wonderful spiritual and temporal blessings. The peace and joy that comes from this gift are difficult to communicate to those who have never had it, but it is something that I can't imagine living without. As I did not receive this gift until I was 29 years old, I can look back and reflect on the positive changes this gift brought into my life, my spirit, my decisions, and my outlook. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and sent his son as an example and Savior for me and you. We are God's children and he wants to help us and guide us. Show more Show less