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Hi I'm Gail !

I am a widowed mother of two, who loves Jesus Christ as my best friend! I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love the arts: drawing, theatre, etc. I enjoy antiqueing, and looking for treasures, like rock hounding. I am a single individual, with 2 sweet children 21, and 20. I love to travel. Jesus Christ is my best friend.

Why I am a Mormon

This is an especially hard topic for me to write about, the memories are extremely tender and very hard to explain. But it all starts like this: My boyfriend and I lived together with our two children, and had a bad way of making money. Trust me about this without going into details, it involved truckloads of marijuana. He was eventually caught and he and I were thrown in jail, and our children, 6 mos and 1 yr., were taken from us. They put 1 Million dollar bond on each of our heads. They wanted 20 - life for him. Previously, I had played around with the Book of Mormon that my husband's mother had sent, reading it and finding much peace when I read it. So, in jail, the only Bible I had available to me was the New Testament, of which I love as well, and read over and over. The Holy Ghost visited me and gave me faith that all would be well. One day as I was in my cell studying, I asked the Lord, "This is great to learn of you, now what church should I attend." I immediately felt prompted to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was inspired, but I imagined myself with a bun on my head and pioneer clothing, thinking this was the customary dress!! Not true however!! 2 1/2 months later, I was let go free, married my boyfriend in prison, and my husband had a miracle of only having to serve 5 years. I immediately went to the children, and had them blessed, and I started on Missionary lessons. This was the best step I ever made in my entire life. My life changed tremendously, and answers I had never known were given to questions I always had. Suddenly, my life had new meaning, and I felt so loved and uplifted, and wise, as the mysteries of God began unfolding to me. I am grateful to be LDS, and know the lovingkindess and mercy of a powerful Heavenly Father, and our Savior, Jesus Christ. I was forgiven of my life full of sin, and began all over again. To this I am eternally grateful.

How I live my faith

I am incharge of the Senior Singles 51 and up in my ward, (chuch). I help plan and organize events that encourage these members to come out and enjoy. I also have 5 sisters that I visit monthly to make sure all is well. I have a strong testimony that our Savior Jesus Christ is our God, our Master, and our Redeemer. He atoned for our sins, so we may reside with our Father in Heavan and Him again. They are both alive and know each one of us individually, what we think, each mili-second, and why we think it. They are both all powerful, almighty, and full of great, great, love. They care about each one of us every second of the day, and they are there for us to confide in. I love the Holy Ghost, the comforter, and communicator for Jesus Christ. I love being guided daily by the Holy Ghost, and am lost without Him. I love receiving revelation from the Holy Ghost, and I love learning the mysteries of the Universe. I know we have a true prophet on this earth today, Thomas S. Monson, who lives and guides us and revelates for the world. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon, and read it in the morning and at night, finding comfort, and insight in the precious words it depicts. I am thankful for all my blessings, for my children, and for my church and church family, the true church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. And I say these things in the name of my precious Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Gail !
I believe people think we are a cult, because we encircle our whole lives around Jesus Christ and his church. Instead of 1 day going to church, we try to live like Jesus would everyday. We have almost a different language of terms we use too, that some people may find unsettling. They should not however, because they are words used for simple things. For example: Relief Society is the name given to the women's group in the church. Also, the Temple is a wonderful place to go, but not everyone is allowed in, without a special "recommend". There are very sacred things that go on in the Temple that we do not talk about, as we have made special promises to God that we won't share them. These things are beautiful things, that pertain to exaltation within the celestial kingdom, the highest part of heaven that you can go. We are in no way a cult, as we believe in free agency, the right for you to chose whatever you wish to do. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Gail !
We are definately Christians. Our formal name is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We love Jesus Christ, and always try to live by his commandments. We try to live "Christ-centered lives", making sure that we hold him first before anything else, and keep our lives within the boundaries that the Lord has set for us. Show more Show less