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Hi I'm Adri

I am a convert to the church. I joined when I was in college. I am raising my family in Wyoming. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I are raising 4 children. I stay home with our youngest child. I love to sew, bake, go on walks, play volleyball, go camping, and travel.

Why I am a Mormon

While growing up, I was always interested in the church. I grew up in a Christian home, but seldom went to church. While I was dating my boyfriend, a member of the church, I was impressed by the way his family showed love for each other. They sang beautiful songs together and had prayers at mealtimes and family prayer at bedtime. They were always so happy together. I wanted to know more. I went to college and was again impressed by the people. The first Sunday my boyfriend and I went to church, someone invited us to dinner, without knowing who we were. The second Sunday the Bishop invited us to dinner and the missionaries happened to be there too. We had a wonderful visit and I recieved my first missionary discussion without even knowing it. I learned for the first time at age 18 that I was a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loved me. I also learned of the First Vision that I had never heard about before and the Atonement. I took all the discussions my first semester in college and then took them again my second semester with one of my best friends. During that time I read The Book of Mormon every day. I had been interested in it ever since my boyfriend shared the Introduction page with me. The missionaries told me it was true and that blessings would come if I read it. I read The Book of Mormon every day before leaving my dorm room for classes. Even if I was late getting ready for school, I still made time to read just a few verses. I soon realized that on those days that I was late, so was my professor. That was a testimony to me that the book was true. I have very fond memories of the discussions with the missionaries. They answered my questions honestly and I could feel their testimonies. I often got goose bumps when they talked to me or when we sang songs in church. I realized that the goose bumps were another way for Heavenly Father to show me that what I was learning was true. It was a physical manifestation of the Holy Ghost that I could recognize. I cried when they showed me the video Together Forever. I identified with the video and wanted my family to be eternal. I married my boyfriend and, a few weeks later, was baptized. One year later we were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple for all eternity. I didn't join the church because my boyfriend was a member. I joined the church because I prayed to Heavenly Father to know if what I was learning was true. I said my first vocal prayer at age 19, kneeling on the cold floor of my dorm room. The answer that came was peace and warmth and a knowledge that the church was true. From there I went forward with faith. Since those early days of my church membership, I have read The Book of Mormon over 12 times and continue to learn daily from its pages. I love the church and the guidance it gives me in raising my children. I am so thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who provided us a way to be forgiven of our sins in the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Through the Atonement, He also understands our pains and suffering. This is all part of Heavenly Father's plan for each of us if we will open our minds and humble our hearts.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in the church and being an active participant in all that the church has to offer. I have taught Sunday School to the youth and am now the president of the children's organization called Primary. I love teaching the children. They love to learn and sing and find joy in their day. It feels good to share our Heavenly Father's love with them. I regularly visit four women and bring a gospel message to them each month. I find ways to serve them when they have babies, are feeling sad or going through tough times. My life always goes better when I am serving. In addition to serving in the church, I teach my children the ways of the Lord. They see me reading my scriptures every morning and the older ones have developed a daily habit of reading their scriptures also. We have family prayer and family scripture study every day. The children especially enjoy Dad's scripture quizes at dinnertime. We teach our children the standards of the church and they find joy in living the gospel.