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Hi I'm Diane

Raised in Michigan. Celebrating Motherhood. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of eleven delightful children and, now, 35 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. I am wife to a wonderful, hard working husband, and Den Leader to ten exuberant cub scouts. Living on a small acreage with a milk cow, and other farm animals also influences who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have listened to its message through its missionaries. I have read in the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon. I have prayed to know the truth of these things and have experimented upon the words of Christ. God has blessed me with His tender mercies and has given me His witness through the Holy Spirit. I know that this is His way and will add to and bless the lives of all of His children who embrace the truth. It isn't always easy to be a "Latter-Day Saint", but the sweetness and peace that I feel in my soul makes all the difference. It is worth the price!

How I live my faith

Each day I try to find someone whom I can help and cheer. My own burdens are lightened when I can help to lighten another. I pay regular personal visits to special people who I am concerned about. Because of this, my love for them grows. For many years, I have served in the Boy Scouts organization as Den Leader to the Cub Scouts. These young boys receive experiences here on my "mini-farm" that they could not have in other places. I love to teach and play with them. They are like my own wonderful grandchildren who also need a place to learn and grow. You ought to see us play "Kick the Can"! I can still out-run them!

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

I took responsibility for my aging parents and my husband's mother for nearly 10 years in our home. My youngest child was eleven years old when we moved them in. My father died here at age 94. My mother died at age 96. My mother-in-law was 90 years old when she passed away. It was a labor of love. When these special people in my life died, I was comforted in their passing because I knew that they were entering a spiritual paradise that our Heavenly Father has prepared for all of His children who strive to keep His laws. It is a place of happiness, peace, and rest from troubles and care. Those who have not heard the gospel of Jesus Christ will have it taught to them in the spirit world. At the Lord's appointed time all these spirit children of God will receive God's final judgment and be resurrected receiving their body back again in a perfected state. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

their mission money by the time they left. What they couldn't earn themselves, we were able to help them. Our family members combined now speak fluently in 9 different foreign languages. Show more Show less