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Hi I'm Billie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married mother of 3 incredible grown children; our oldest son is living in Florida with his wonderful wife and of course, I wish they were closer. Our other son graduated from Brigham Young University and is working in Utah before attending law school. Our daughter and her sweet husband also graduated from BYU and are living in North Augusta, S.C. while she teaches first graders and he attends dental school. We are so happy to start gathering everyone back in the Southeast! I grew up mostly in Florida and although I love the Atlanta area, I still miss the peace and majesty of the beach...it will always be my vacation of choice. I grew up with a keen appreciation of the outdoors and I marvel every day at the beauty found on this earth. My husband and I have lived in Georgia since we were married in the Atlanta LDS Temple 25 years ago. I work for him part time in his local law firm and volunteer to work with the teenage girls ages 12-18 at Church. I love the excitement and energy teenagers bring to everything they do! I also enjoy having my friends and family over for any kind of party...I love being surrounded by good people that I admire and respect...there is nothing better!

Why I am a Mormon

My sister and I grew up with a father in the Navy so we moved around a lot. We typically lived on a naval base, and all of us were members of the Presbyterian Church. Our Mom and Dad were wonderful parents and made sure we regularly attended church, but when a Presbyterian church was not nearby, we attended other Protestant churches. I think it that experience taught me to respect people of all faiths. When I met my husband I was immediately impressed with his integrity and sound religious beliefs. He was a Mormon, and I decided I wanted to know more about a church who turned out such solid young men with goals to be good men and fathers in spite of the challenges of life. After learning more from the full time missionaries, I studied all they gave me and quickly knew the teachings of the Church answered all my questions. Through the years, like most people, I have had many QUESTIONS about spiritual things, but I can truthfully say I have never had a DOUBT about the teachings of the Church since that moment. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we benefit from being regularly reminded of the importance of trying to become more LIKE the Savior, not just learning ABOUT Him. We are challenged to be kinder to everyone and to think more about ways we can serve our neighbors and therefore show our love for the Savior. I recently heard someone say that the Lord's gift to us is our life, which is actually our TIME. We can show the Lord gratitude for our lives by spending it in His service. The Church supports us in our efforts by keeping those important teachings before us.

How I live my faith

I love the opportunity I have to work with the youth! I am responsible for being sure the teenage girls are taught great lessons on Sunday, and have meaningful activities at least once a week. Seven wonderful women assist me in this effort and we all enjoy being together as we share our testimonies of the love of Jesus Christ. It is so rewarding to watch the young women develop a meaningful, personal relationship with their Savior. I also have the opportunity to work in the Atlanta LDS Temple. When my husband and I are there, we see first-hand how wonderful the world would be if everyone lived their lives using the example of the Savior's teachings. We are surrounded by workers who teach lovingly, and who consistently remind each other that "everyone is doing the best they can". We are taught to behave in a Christlike way, being compassionate, kind and patient. We experience a joy and peace in the Temple that can not be duplicated anywhere else because not only is it the Lord's house, organized and led by Him, but those in attendance truly try to improve themselves and their relationship with everyone they come in contact with....members and nonmembers alike. We get a glimpse of what we are capable of becoming.