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Hi I'm Barb

I'm an active Mormon convert.

About Me

I am a single woman in my 60's, born and raised in Illinois, now living in Minnesota, United States. I have 2 grown sons and 2 granddaughters, whom I love very much. I have been a latter-day saint since 1979. I enjoy sewing, reading, card-making, square-dancing, and children. I work on a school bus with special needs children. I also pet sit animals in their own homes.

Why I am a Mormon

 I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 32 years ago because it's doctrines copied what my core belief and values were. Some of those are Family is important, God loves ALL people, our purpose on earth is to become as much like Christ as we can, and God knows each of us personally and hears our prayers. I am still an active Latter-day saint today because I have tested those doctrines and have found them to be true. I have also learned many more doctrines over the years that I have tested and found to be true. Plain and simple - the doctrines of Christ bring me joy, security and happiness. 

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being as honest a person as I can be - all the time - not just on Sunday. I try to pray regularly and read my scriptures so I can continue to learn more about God. I attend church meetings on Sunday and try to be active in other weekday meetings as well. I try to treat all people with respect and dignity. It is said that whenever you camp or hike somewhere, you should leave the place better than when you found it. I try to do the same with people I interact with - I try to leave them better than when I met them - by pointing out positive things about them or shareing something joyful or interesting.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

 Not all Mormons are required to serve a mission. But it is a goal to strive to be worthy to serve one. To do this a person has to have a testimony of Jesus Christ and His doctrines, live a morally clean life, be willing to follow rules, and attend your religious services. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

 I believe that we lived with God before this earth was created, and we have the opportunity to return to Him at a later date. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The ONLY way you can really know that Mormonism is true is my praying to God and have the Holy Ghost reveal it to you. This can be by a warm feeliing in your chest area, a tingling in your body, a feeling of peace and security, or a firm thought. You can also live principles of Mormonism before actually knowing they are true and that will help you know the truthfulness of the doctrine. Show more Show less