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Hi I'm Diana

I grew up in California, just moved to Minnesota from Colorado, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am at that sandwich stage at my life, as kids and parents are staying with us, but so far, we are coping okay, though it hasn't always been easy. I consider myself the support staff to my family (in the singular sense!). If you had asked me as a teenager would I have been willing to be "just that" I would have answered "absolutely not!", but I actually enjoy helping my family and being there at the crossroads when they come home. Eventually I want to go back to college, but my kids get a turn first. Meanwhile, I am just trying to enjoy the ride of life. And enjoying my family. I know too soon the few moments I spend with them will be even fewer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not because I was raised a Mormon, though that is true. I reached a point in my life where I realized that I was leaning on my upbringing, that what I was feeling could be explained away by the simple fact that I was raised to be a Mormon. So I went religion hunting. I wanted to know which religion was true and why. I came full circle back to the LDS church. The other religions simply were lacking in one way or the other. This church has the ability to make me happy, and make my family happy. And I am talking about on a very basic elementary level, let alone an eternal one. So here I am. Back in the faith and happy I am.

How I live my faith

I am working with the youth (12 to 17) in our small congregation, specifically the girls. I love those girls like they were my own! I think sometimes my family gets tired of hearing about them. But that's okay, because my husband works with the boys, so it all works out. Our little congregation keeps our family pretty busy actually. My mom works with the 3 to 11 year olds, and my dad helps the branch president (basically like the pastor) help with the over all running of things.

What is faith?

Faith is the willingness to believe, the willingness to take a step into the darkness, and believe there is solid ground. Faith is the willingness to experiment with the word of God and see if He backs up His word; if He does what He says He is going to. Show more Show less