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Hi I'm Sandra Olson

I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a nurse and an author, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, grandmother and Registered Nurse. I love doing genealogy, traveling, reading, sewing, and have written several novels. Two are medical thrillers and two are romantic thrillers. When I first tried to have them publishd I was told I needed to add sexual content to make them sell. But I don't write like that. My teenage grandaughters read my books and I would never want to embarrass them, my Heavenly Father or myself with inappropriate themes or language. The gospel has influenced my life is more ways than I can count and I am better for it.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was in college and have been a member now for over 44 years. I had attended many different churches and was a Baptist. But I still had many unanswered questions that the leaders of other denominations could not answer. When the missionaries knocked at my sister's door where I was visiting, they had answers! They knew where we came from, why we are here and where we are going when we die. No one else could tell me those things, and everything they said rang true. It was like I had known those things before, but had somehow forgotten them. They gave me all the lessons in one week and after an interview with the Bishop I was baptized. It was the smartest thing I have ever done and I have not regretted it for one day! Knowing that I can have my family with me in Heaven forever is the greatest blessing I have ever received.

How I live my faith

I try to live as any good Christian should live. Each day I try to see people as Jesus would see them, looking into their hearts. It is not always easy and at times I fail, but I know it is the way He would have me live. Because I am a nurse, I often see people when they are in need of emotional support and I try to help them know how worthwhile they are and to offer them comfort.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Sandra Olson
My family has always been important to me, with all its flaws and accomplishments. We are not put on this earth as perfect human beings and we need to have more tolerance and love for those members of our family than for any other people. We chose to come to our family and they chose to have us. We need to be forgiving of mistakes and proud of each other's accomplishments, and not let hate or jealousy put a wedge between those we should love most. Heavenly Father has made it known that families can be together forever. He would have us nurture our family relationships to let us have a glimpse of what heaven can be like. Show more Show less