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Hi I'm Donna

I am a wife, mother, actress, singer. I am a Mormon

About Me

I was raised in a Catholic family with a grandmother (on my father's side) that was extremely devout. As my mom likes to say, we're sure she has a place in heaven--she was a good,loving woman who loved her family and served the Lord. My mother's mother, also a great woman, was equally devout and practiced her faith as well. So I had good examples of faithfulness all around. After college, I fell into the typical pattern of not regularly attending church and my life was work, work, work. I moved several times and landed in yet another new city. Having used the theatre as a my way to meet people in new cities, I did so again. It was there I met my husband and the rest , as they say, is history. When a job offer brought us to another place my husband expressed an interest in sharing a joint religion with our children and would I attend his church? I've been a convert member of the LDS church and grateful for his decision to lead us in this directions

Why I am a Mormon

When we decided to attend church as a family and encourage our young children by example, we did attend some other churchs (including my Catholic one). But as we started to attend the LDS ward, things were different for me. Although I still didn't share their belief this was the "one true church", it was a comforting place with friendly people who had a great sense of family. And family was so very important to me. I was a hard convert as I had many questions and they were not always easily answered. I did go through many sets of missionaries and even the mission president started calling me! When I finally made the decision to convert--many members of our ward were very surprised---we had attended so regularly and were so involved they all assumed I WAS a member! I am grateful for my membership and I, too, now know this is the true Church.

How I live my faith

I'm a little different than some. I have been a working woman for 30+ years--something, when I first joined the Church, was not done by many. So I had adjustments to make and some criticism. But I met some lovely women who said "you go, girl!" and be your own person. And they encouraged me and I found that living my Mormon faith is being true to who I am and also loving and living the gospel. And those two things never have to be at odds. They can certainly exist in harmony. I am very fortunate to be musical so many of my callings were as a music leader; but a few years back I was blessed to work in Primary (our age 18 months to 12 year old children Sunday School) then become Primary President, and later serve in the Stake Primary. I love Primary and all it represents and I've learned more about the Gospel and Christ's love for us by teaching the children. What sweet spirits they are!