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Hi I'm Connie

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Utah, through great friends I joined the church, I am the only active member in my family.

About Me

I have been married for 25 1/2 years and the mother of 3 sons. Our oldest son is a returned missionary and our 2nd son is now serving. Our youngest plans on serving a mission when he turns 19. Our family loves the outdoors, fishing, hiking, biking, hunting and travel. I have several auto-immune disorders and so I am limited as to how much I can do. Our middle son also is like "The Boy in the Bubble", we have overcome allot and are able to live full lives. It isn't always easy, but we make it day by day.....

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I was always different from my family. I had a tender heart and looked for more meaning in life. I was baptized at age 8 with my best friend, but I was converted at age 14 when I started seminary. I know The Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I have seen and experienced things that most people never do, as the only one in my family who is Mormon I have been questioned every step of the way.....but I know without a doubt, this is the only way back to my Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every single day! It is a way of life, not just on the Sabbath or holidays, but everyday. I visit other women in their homes and make sure they are well, if there is any kind of need I help or find someone who can. I have worked in the Scouting program for 13 years, helping boys and young men become men. Helping them learn skills they will use the rest of their lives. I have volunteered at the church canning facility where food is canned and then sent all over the world, both to other mormons and those who are not. When there is a need, no one is turned away no matter what kind of disaster it is. I pray every morning, night and day both with my family and myself. I read the scriptures daily, and find it amazing how they lift me up.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Connie
YES, family is very important to Mormons. Can you imagine not being with your family? I can't either. Our message is of happiness, joy and hope. Since many people believe in life after death, can you imagine that life without your loved ones? There will always be progression and learning. After an illness where I almost died, I remembered I had not been through the Temple and I wondered what would happen to me??? I immediatly came back to my body, and after a long recovery was married in the Temple for "time and eternity". It is comforting to know that my husband, children and I will reunite again. Otherwise, this life seems like it would be for nothing....without purpose. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Connie
When a someone decides they want to Serve a mission for The Lord, the family pays a certain amount to cover expenses. Since we have a missionary right now, our family pays $400 a month. That does not begin to cover his expenses, but every family pays the same and then the funds are put where they are needed. Some missions cost less and some cost more. IT doesnt matter where you serve, it just matters that you serve. If a family is unable to pay the requested amount, others in the area will help or the church will pay for the mission. I do not work and my husband resigned from his job, we have worried about paying $400 for our missionary. But it always works out!! Faith in things unseen. Show more Show less