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Hi I'm LaDawn

I am a Daughter of God! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a country girl at heart...born and raised in Tennessee. I'd rather be barefoot than wear shoes (although I do love a good pair of pumps!) I grew up playing in the woods and the creek with my brothers & sister, helping Mom & Dad in the garden and taking care of my chickens. We didn't have a lot of material possessions but I was raised with much love and was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. My husband Rance and I have tried to do the same for our five children ranging in ages from 22 to 15. We have been truly blessed. Our children (and son-in-law) bring us great joy. I am a part-time on-line BYU-Idaho student studying Marriage and Family Studies and work part-time as a Loss Prevention Specialist at a local department store (I get to watch for shoplifters and stop them!) When I am not busy with those things, I love to read, take photographs, hike, rock climb, travel, garden, talk to my far-away kids on the phone & dream about having grandchildren!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I've lived the teachings for most of my life and know the blessings that come from living the gospel of Jesus Christ. The blessings are all around me.

How I live my faith

I try. Every day. I try to begin my day with prayer, thanking my Heavenly Father for this life that He has given me. I try to read from the scriptures each morning and try to relate what I've read to my life. I write the thoughts and feelings that come in a special book. Writing helps solidify things in my mind, plus, I have a bad memory so it's good to go back and read the things that I learned! I try to stay positive as I go through the day, watching for opportunities to serve others. I try to keep the commandments...all of them...not just the ones that are easy. For example, I try to keep the Sabbath Day holy, which for Mormons means to not only refrain from everyday activities but to serve others and worship God. I try to be like Jesus. And when I fail, I know that I can turn to my Heavenly Father and ask for forgiveness and support. He gave his Only Begotten Son for this very reason. I use Christ's Atonement when I've messed up and when I need comfort.