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Hi I'm Nora

I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a bookkeeper and a Mormon!

About Me

I love to read, especially mysteries, and to embroider. When I was young and foolish my husband and I used to race motorcycles in the California desert. My youngest daughter has some disabilities and I have learned a lot from her about perserverance and faith. I am so grateful for the power of the gospel in my life. It has made us a stronger family and a much happier one as well!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that is what God wants me to be. When I was first learning about the church, I prayed to know whether I should believe the things I was being told. I felt a very strong confirmation that the things the missionaries taught were true. I know I am a child of God and that He created the Plan of Salvation so that all of His children have a chance to return to live with Him again. Knowing these things has given me a feeling of peace in my heart, something that I did not have before I became a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to work with teenage girls and boys during much of my time in the church, My current calling (church job) is teaching the Youth Sunday School class. Sometimes it can be a challenge, but mostly I love the energy these kids have and their desire to know about the gospel. I have also developed a real interest in genealogy. In addition to researching our own family, my husband and I take volunteer photos for the Find-a-Grave website. I love the feeling that I am helping to bring families closer together when I post a picture.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Thomas S. Monson is our Prophet today. He, along with his counselors Henry B Eyring and Dieter F Uchtdorf, leads our church and provides us with the direction that Heavenly Father wants us to receive. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

LDS (Mormon) welfare services are designed to help those in need both by providing immediate relief and by working with the people involved to help them learn skills, obtain education, and eventually find a way of supporting themselves. People who receive welfare services from the church and are physically able are often asked to help out by working at church canneries or distribution centers. Most people are eager to do that because they feel much better about taking help if they can give something in return. Mormon church members donate much of the funding for welfare services by fasting for the equivalent of two meals on the first Sunday of each month and then contributing the amount of money not spent on those meals as a Fast Offering which goes to help needy people in their own church unit. Show more Show less