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Hi I'm Audrey

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an elderly woman who was divorced back in 1971. I'm the mother of four grown children, grandmother to 17 living grandchildren, and great-grandmother to five children. I'm a quiet person and do not talk alot in a group situation. However one-on-one I babble on. I like to read, work cross-word puzzles, and watch TV. Some people may think I'm aloof, but it is actually shyness. I wait for people to approach me rather than approach them.

Why I am a Mormon

My ex-husband and his wife are members of the church. Through their influence one of my sons also became a member, and planned on going on a mission. He had to drop out of college because he didn't have money enough to continue, so came home to live. He got a job and lived on his tips, and saved his money from his job for his mission. He would tell me little things about the Church, and eventually I would go to my church in the morning, and go to Sacrament Meeting with him in the afternoon. He hung around with the missionaries, and one day they asked him when I was going to take the discussions. I was ready. I wanted to become a member, but I was afraid that people would think I did it just because his father had joined. Then I realized I had to do this for ME. I knew the Church was true. So the evening before my son left on his overseas mission, he baptized me. That next Sunday I went to Sunday School and Relief Society for the first time. I didn't really know anyone, but as I walked in, I felt that these were all my friends. About a month later one daughter called from college and said that she was going to be baptized. I feel that I had been holding her back. Then around four months later my married son and his wife were baptized. So now three of my four children are members. My youngest daughter shows no interest in the Church. I try to be an example to her, and hope that someday she will be converted.

How I live my faith

I have been a Ward Librarian off and on for probably thirty-five years. I also have served as secretary in the children's group in the Ward and Stake; as secretary in the women's group, both in Ward and Stake. Before I became a member, I felt like I was really being generous when I put a twenty-dollar bill in the collection plate sporadically. After being converted, I pay a full tithe every month, and have received blessings that I know came from that. I also hold a Temple Recommend, and try to get to the Temple as often as I can. I only miss going to Church when I'm sick (which is very seldom) or am visiting relatives who live out of town, and are not members.