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Hi I'm Debbie

I grew up in Kalamazoo Michigan. My heritage is Irish, German and English. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Michigan and I'm a 'baby boomer'. I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren who live in NC & FL. I love crafts of all kinds and have a scrapbooking shop and a vintage shop online. I retired early at 50 years of age from State Farm Insurance and haven't looked back once nor have I been bored for even one second!

Why I am a Mormon

After I got married in 1974 I started looking into different religions searching to find more truth and light found in religion. I found some pieces of truth to be scattered throughout the religions but none seemed to have all the truth and light I was looking for. Then one day my neighbor gave me a book she said I should read. The book was, "A Marvelous Work and A Wonder". I couldn't put it down once I'd started reading it! It explained so many things about the Savior and His teachings. His church had been setup here on the earth when He lived but had been destroyed after all the apostles were killed. Like a shattered mirror there were slivers of truth and light laying on the ground and people picked up slivers of the mirror and built new churches around that one piece of truth, resulting in many varied and different religions, with some truth, but not all the truth. When I met with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints missionaries I asked, "will my family know me when I die?". That question had been asked time and time again of different religions and I'd never been given an answer that made any sense or that brought light into my mind. The answer I got from the missionaries rang crystal clear and true, "Yes! You will know your family and they will know you too!" My husband and I were baptized July of 1976. So much has happened since our baptisms so many years ago! There have been good days and bad days, happy days and sad days. But, neither of us ever lost our testimony that the church was true. That truth has carried us through all the storms of life and continues to! It's our rock in the storm! And we are so grateful to Elder Hecht and Elder Delang for having come to NC to share that precious eternal truth with us!

How I live my faith

By trying to do exactly what the Savior Jesus Christ would do in any situation is how I live my faith. By reading the scriptures, attending meetings and church classes I learn more and more about the Savior, His life and His teachings. The more I learn the more easily I know what He would expect of me no matter what the situation might be. I teach the 7 year old children in their Sunday class and I love being able to help the children learn about Jesus. I teach them about His great love for each one of us and His great sorrow when we reject Him and His teachings. Another woman in the church and I visit with 4 other women in the church once each month. We share a gospel message with them, listen to their questions, worries or sorrows and try to be a true 'sister' to them by being there for them. We help out with meals, rides or other things when requested and we feel the love and the blessings of the Lord as we do service for them. Being in service to others reinforces my knowledge that the Lord wants us all to love and care for each other.