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Hi I'm Sandy

I was an all American swimmer in college. I'm a mother and a grandmother, I love to read and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of two, and step mother of three, and grandmother of four. I have been disabled since 1995, but enjoy time with my family, sewing, reading and indexing census records on line. I also enjoy gardening and going to the temple with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young child I had questions about the church to which I belonged. Some of the answers given to me by the pastor felt wrong. After a heart-breaking divorce, I started shopping for a church. I didn't know what I was looking for, but felt I would recognize it when I found it. Years later, when the missionaries started teaching me, I remember they were willing to find the answers to each of the questions from my youth. These answers caused my heart to swell within my chest, and I know the answers were from God. Perhaps the most important question they answered concerned the people who had been born and lived and died without ever having a chance to hear the gospel. I knew in my heart that God loved these people, as I knew he loved me, but my understanding of the Bible condemned them to be damned forever. As I studied and learned about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I understood that God didn't turn his back on any of his children. He has a plan for each and every one of them to be taught the gospel, and a way for them to be baptized by authority into his Kingdom. I know that God wants all of his children to return to his home in heaven. I know that belonging to His church on this Earth, faithfully trying each day to keep the promises I have made to him, and repenting when I do make an error; I will be able to return to Him. I know that families can be together forever, and I look forward to the reunion of mine in heaven.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church in any way I am asked. Sometimes I have been called into positions with which I have had experience in my past. Other times, I have learned to do things that were new and sometimes difficult. I have been a leader of women, teacher of children, teacher of young adults, as well as a student of the Gospel. I have also learned to serve at the Temple, and to index and arbitrate the records that have been microfilmed so we can do family history research. Currently, I am teaching the 4 and 5 year old children on Sundays. They are really a lot of fun. They are so enthusiastic and they have a great testimony of the love of their Heavenly Father as well as Jesus Christ. I love watching their faces glow with love as they talk about Jesus and God. I also direct a program for young girls from age 8 to 11. In this program, they are learning the Doctrines of the Church as well as life skill abilities through activities that are fun.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Sandy
We preform by proxy baptisms for our ancestors because we believe that God will allow them to join the church after they have been taught in the afterlife. If they accept the gospel, they will need to be baptized, as each of us is, but no longer have a body to preform the ordinance. As Jesus lived a perfect life, allowed Himself to be crucified, and rose from the dead by proxy for us, we are also able to preform ordinances by proxy for those in our families so they can accept all the blessings that are included with membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less