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Hi I'm Claudia

I'm a Mormon. I joined the church in 2002. My husband and I have 7 children!

About Me

I joined the church as an adult-I am a mom, and a registered nurse- I had searched for answers to many questions- notably, what happened next, after our time here on earth. To learn of our Heavenly Father's Eternal Plan of Happiness, and Eternal Families brought validation and reassurance..and a sense of peace.

Why I am a Mormon

As I mentioned above, I came to a time in my life when I had many questions about our purpose here, and our purpose eternally. I happened to have many colleagues at work who were returned missionaries. I noticed the love they had for family, the integrity they always displayed in professional relationships, their delight in providing service to others (especially in the community in which we lived). My parents, who were not LDS had raised me with similar values- I wanted to live, and be supported in this lifestyle. I finally figured out that these colleagues were LDS- and that there were answers to my spiritual questions. I knew these answers were true the moment I heard them- within two months of my "first discussion" I was baptized. One of these work colleagues, who set such a fine example for me--was a single man. Yes, you guessed it..we became dear friends, dated for two years (!) to get to know one another, fell in love and and were "sealed", married-in one of the beautiful Temples.

How I live my faith

I have had a particular calling ( "job" in church lingo) more than once..in two different "wards" (congregations) in two different states, it is called a "Humanitarian Specialist". I have the honor of helping to organize service projects; such as spearheading the making of several quilts each year and completing projects that help those in need in the community (gathering supplies for school kids, toiletries for homeless shelters, meals for shelters, winter coat drives). I also have had the pleasure of helping teach about longterm food storage, emergency preparation and self reliance. I love this calling- some say I should have been a pioneer! I also particularly love a calling each woman (Sister) has, and that is as a Visiting Teacher- we form wonderful relationships by literally visiting each other, sharing a message and engaging with each other...when we do this we often learn, as friends do, how we can be of support during times of need for each other. It is a wonderful "support system" plan.