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Hi I'm Wendy

I am a person who loves music and I love volunteering in my community. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and the mother of six grown children. We have two grandchildren. I work as an office manager of a neurological physiotherapy clinic. I love walking with my husband and my dog, Lucy (a springer spaniel). We live in a beautiful area of Western Canada where we can enjoy the outdoors year round.

Why I am a Mormon

My friend Ginny and I both moved to Victoria where I was attending university and she was attending nursing school. We tried to get together several times, but each with our own schedules, we weren't have too much luck. Then one day, Ginny looked at a map and realized I lived only two blocks from her church. She called me up and asked me to meet her there that evening. I had been meaning to start attending church. My grandmother, who was my hero, was a faithful member of the Anglican church with complete trust in God and his commandments. She had passed away the year before and I knew she would be so happy if I would start attending church. So after meeting Ginny at the church that evening, I asked if I could come to church with her on Sunday. I began attending regularly and was so impressed with everyone's happy and friendly attitude. I was soon meeting with two missionaries. They taught me and told me that if I would pray about these things, Heavenly Father would let me know if it was true. I began regularly praying to God and telling him to confirm to me that this was not true. This went on for a few weeks. Then one beautiful fall day, when the sky was blue as can be and the grass was green in the sunshine, I went outside and decided to pray again. I began with my usual prayer, and did not feel anything like an answer. But then I began to thank God for all the beauty around me, and as I poured out my heart in gratitude I asked again, "This can't be true, please tell me it is not." At that moment something whispered to me, "What if it is true, wouldn't you want to know?" I immediately thought, "Yes, that would be important." And at that moment I knew it was true. I was baptised the following week, and I have never doubted that decision. Membership in this church has blessed my life in so many ways, and I am just so happy to have the love and guidance of my Heavely Father, to have the forgiveness of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I love attending church each week. I learn about the plan of salvation and how opposition is part of our experience on earth, but how we can find joy and peace through with the Saviors help. I love reading the scriptures and have found so much hope, direction and comfort as I have studied their words. Prayer is a direct link to Heavenly Father and there have been so many times I have felt directed while pleading for answers on my knees.