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Hi I'm Barbara "Deanie" Martino

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon, I am a Christian through and through.

About Me

I have been a mom for 35 years; I got tired of the lack of respect for women who choose the career of being a mother and therefore when someone would ask what my occupation was, I'd answer, I'm CEO of Martino Development, which means I am a full-time Mother. I raised four children and during the teen years I felt I was losing control of my children, I prayed for help and the answer came through a friend who invited me to a Love and Logic parenting class. The one important thing I learned from Love and Logic is not to take credit for my children's right decisions, or I have to take credit for their wrong decisions. The only thing that makes me a great parent is that I never give up trying to help my children, not the quality of their choices.

Why I am a Mormon

I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is led by a Prophet of God just like Moses lead the children of Israel. I am so grateful I decided to be baptized because every good thing in my life has come because of that one decision. I'm glad my friends who were Mormon loved me and listened, and helped me to know for myself by asking the only one who knows what truth is, and that is Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I have been a member of the church for 46 years, and my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel has grown steadily day after day, year after year. I don't just believe; I know the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. The best thing I ever did was read the Book of Mormon and Pray to know if it was true.

How I live my faith

In the church we are taught to do good, to give and to love and to serve people, members of the church or not. I like to help others, by visiting teaching, or sometimes in the soup kitchen. It just doesn't matter there are opportunities every day to be the HANDS OF THE LORD. We pray for heaven's help, but those prayers are answered by the hands of one who is willing to listen to the still small voice that prompts us to do something good to help another. My prayer is that when someone needs help, the Lord will send me.