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Hi I'm Sandy

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am 64 years old and I come from a family of 14 children. I have lost all but three of those siblings, my parents, a son and my husband, my eternal companion. Life, to me, is family. I love to be around my family. I am the mother of four children and six grandchildren. I can trully say that I am the happiest when I am serving others, such as; serving in the Temple, Family Research, for myself and many others, Indexing project, church callings and the many Humanitarian Aid projects that I have participated in. These are the things that help me to feel a bond with my Saviour. My goal now is to spend my life helping to further the Lord's plan, and so live that I will be able to return to my Father in Heaven and be reunited with my loved ones for all eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born within the Mormon Church, but there was not a church in the area where we lived until I was about four years old and then we met in a little house. My mother was a member of the church and would take part of us with her to church and my dad, who belonged to another church, would take a couple of my siblings with him. He took me a couple of times and it scared me so bad that I did not want to go with him. He was so hurt that he didn't want us to attend our church. So, by the time I was five, he had forbidden my mother to go to her church. She, also, could not teach any Mormon doctrine to us, so I grew up not knowing Mormon beliefs. I always had my own set of beliefs even though the churches, I had to attend, did not teach the things I believed. I was often taught, in the church I attended, anti mormon doctorine, that Joseph Smith was not a true Prophet and that the church was of the devil. After searching, for so long, I thought that if no other church believed how I believed, then I would become athiest, because I just could not believe what the churches were teaching. But through a dream I had my faith confirmed that Jesus is the Christ, and that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet of God and I have never doubted since that time that The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints is true. When I became of age I was baptized into the church and have been active in it ever since. I made a promise to my Father in Heaven that I would never take my religious freedom for granted. I can't even imagine a life without the Gospel. I trully know what it is like to lose your closest loved ones. At a time that I no longer wanted to live, it gave me a purpose to do so. It has brought me so much comfort and peace of mind, during a life of many trials and losses.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live all the principles of the gospel. I try to live by the example that Christ has set for me and do all that is asked of me. If the Prophet asked us to do something, I just do it, because I know that he is a prophet, and that is all that matters. I try never to ask someone else to do something that I am not willing to do. I try living the Commandments that have been given us. It is not always easy and I am far from being perfect, but I keep trying. I always try to attend my church meetings and do the things I know are right. Through my activity in the chruch my faith has been strengthened and my life has been so blessed.