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Hi I'm affectionately known as Madma

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in the interior of BC, Canada. I am a mother of 4 (all members). My oldest (daughter) is currently serving a mission in Texas. My next oldest is currently with child. I have 1 son graduated and the other in highschool. I have 2 step-daughters, (1 a member and the other a mom/wife) I have been married 23 years and my family has been sealed for 14 years. I work full time as a residential care aid in a seniors facility. update!! My oldest has returned with honors from her mission. Second daughter has had a baby girl and married the non-member father. He is a wonderful addition to our family. My graduated son is preparing to go on a mission this 2012. My member step-daughter has graduated university and is now a teacher in AB. I spend a lot of time supporting my family and trying to be a voice/advocate in the medical profession for seniors care and for individuals with mental health issues.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to an inactive single parent. My grandmother introduced me to the gospel as a young girl. I became interested in religion when I was about 7/8 years old while looking for peace in my life. I had surrogate mothers, one who died on the day of my 9th birthday party. I then sought more diligently to be active in a church. I attended friends church's and one that had free bus pick up. I remembered visits to my grandmother and how I felt in her church (primary). I wanted that same feeling. I found out where the lds chapel was where I lived and started to attend. I loved how I felt when I entered in the chapel doors. I was baptized when I was 10 years old after finding my way and walking by myself for over 1/2 hr each way just to attend. We moved to a smaller city before my 11 birthday and my mother contacted the church for me. She has since remained in contact with the church but has not been completely reinactivated. I love the gospel. It provides the only solace and peace I yearn for. I have survived many strifes and continue to struggle with unsavory circumstances, but I have faith that if I keep the commandments I will have eternal joy.

How I live my faith

My husband, children and I have been actively involved in missionary work. That is to share the gospel with our friends, relatives, and those whom we meet. We are not (by any means) forward and pushy but we recognize opportunities and take them. Mostly people recognize we are peculiar and will ask questions. I love to have BBQ's/ dinners and that is a great way to invite investigaters or less active members. My house is busy and loud and that is the way I like it. We are not always active in this work but we try. I find it most difficult to share the gospel when my life is not in strong harmony with gospel teachings but at the same time I find it easier to keep my life in stronger harmony when I am sharing.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

affectionately known as Madma
Official Church Answer Most of our scriptural writings have come through apostles and prophets. Through apostles and prophets, God has given His children sacred writings called scriptures. The scriptures can help you know God, His love for you, and His teachings. To the Christian world the most well-known collection of scriptures is the Holy Bible. In addition to the Bible, Latter-day Saints accept the following books as scripture ■The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ, a record of God’s dealings with the inhabitants of ancient America 2000 BC – 400 AD. ■The Doctrine and Covenants, a collection of revelations and inspired declarations given for the establishment and regulation of the Church of Jesus Christ in the last days 1830 AD – 1978 AD. ■The Pearl of Great Price, a selection of revelations, translations, and writings of Joseph Smith. My personal view We have what we call 13 articles of faith that provide the basics of our belief. The eighth article of faith reads "We believe the bible, to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God". We study our standard works on a yearly rotational basis. Year one the old testament King James versionKJV. Year two the new testamentKJV. Year three The Book of Mormon. Year four The Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price. We believe these standard works to be past and modern revelations regarded as scripture. Show more Show less