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Hi I'm Carol

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and I've been a Mormon all of my life. My husband & I served a humanitarian mission to Mongolia

About Me

I am married. My husband and I have six children and twenty grandchildren. We love our family very much. My husband is a retired civil engineer and I am a retired school teacher. My husband and I served as Welfare missionaries in Mongolia for 21 months. We loved it! We loved serving the people of Mongolia! They are wholesome and sweet people! We had many amazing experiences and felt the Lord's hand in the work we did there.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because all of my ancestors, on both my mother's and my father's side of the family, heard the message of the Mormon church and joined the Church. I am very grateful to them for their courage to listen and believe. I was raised by parents who had great faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the Mormon Church. They taught me to choose the right and to obey God's commandments. I believe with all of my heart that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I believe He came to earth to teach us how to return to our Heavenly Father and that He showed us the way. I love my Savior and appreciate all He has done for me. My husband and I have six children who are now grown. They have all graduated from college and are all married. We have been blessed with twenty grandchildren. Our children and grandchildren are the joy of our lives. We are grateful to be Mormons because this gospel has guided us every step of the way as we raised our children. Also the gospel teaches that if we are righteous, our family could be together forever. I believe every aspect about the Mormon church. I believe Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet today like Moses of old. I have read the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I believe the Book of Mormon is true and that it is a second witness for the Bible. It helps to explain many things in the Bible that seem wrong. For example, it is a second witness that baptism should be by immersion--the way it says in the New Testament when after Christ's baptism, He came up out of the water. I am a Mormon because I believe it is God's true church here on earth. I am grateful to be a member of this Church.

How I live my faith

Over the years, I have been active in my community. I served as PTA president for two years and served in other PTA capacities. I think it's really important to be active in my community and to give service to my friends and neighbors. I taught middle school for twelve years. I felt rewarded as I watched young people develop their skills and abilities. I hope the help I gave to them will make a difference in their lives. All of my life, I have had a Church responsibility. I have served in many different callings. For example, I served several times as the president of the organization for young women and president for the children's organization. I have also been an advisor and teacher of the young women in my ward. I love being with the youth of this Church. They are wonderful young people. They have a strong desire to do what's right and to be of service to others. I have also been the nursery leader twice and enjoyed this calling. One little girl, Julie, came up to me one day and said, "I'm an angel!" "Yes, Julie, you are," I responded, "but who told you that?" Julie looked up at me and batting her eyelashes, my heart melted as she said, "My mommy!" Being Nursery leader and watching toddlers learn and grow was one of my favorite callings. I have also taught younger children and women, organized meetings for women to learn homemaking skills, been a visiting teacher, helped organize youth conferences, youth treks, and youth productions, and I led our ward choir for three years, etc. I have given all of this service with no remuneration, but I feel I have received many blessings for my service. After my husband and I retired, we served a humanitarian mission in Mongolia. We served there for twenty-one months and learned to love the people of Mongolia. We organized projects in six major areas: food production, clean water, wheelchairs, vision care, and neonatal resuscitation. We also taught English to English-thirsty Mongolians.