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Hi I'm Franna

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married stay at home to 3 children. I have a daughter who is about to turn 4, and twin boys that just turned 3. Our boys are foster children. However, we just learned that the parents have chosen to sign over their parental rights so we will be able to officially adopt them by May of this year. I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and have been a member since 2000. I love reading(especially LDS fiction), crocheting, and doing craft projects. I hope to go to school to be a Sign Language Intepreter once my children have started full time school. We currently don't live in Utah, but we are looking forward to and planning to move there once our boy's adoption has been finalized.

Why I am a Mormon

I was brought to the church by friends of mine in Highschool. I was not raised in a very religious home and always felt like I was searching for something. I LOVED the peace that I felt in my friend's home and was VERY happy to feel that peace again the first time that I went to church. The teaching of the church made a lot of sense to me and as I started living the principles I felt greater happiness and peace in my own life. Now that doesn't mean my life since joining has always been easy or painfree, however as I've turned to rely on our Heavenly Father I have been given the strength and courage to overcome any trial that I may be facing at that time. I KNOW that this church is true. I have tried and tested its teachings and they DO work. I KNOW that Heavenly Father loves me and that I am a child of God. I KNOW that as we follow Christ and his teaching we can return to live with our Heavenly Father and our families. I am greatful for my friends and their willingness to share this gospel with me. It has TRULY saved my life!

How I live my faith

I try my best to always be involved with as many church programs that I can. Currently in our ward we have a Culinary club(where we meet and learn to cook different types of food), a mother's group(that I head up), a fitness group, a craft club and a crochet club(I have learned how to crochet and now use that skill to make things for my home). These are all groups that meet once a month on a weeknight. I also find it EXTREMELY important to live the gospel in my home and to teach my children. So, for our nightly routine we read scriptures that are geared for kids, and then they all get a chance to pick a song to sing(we try to keep them geared towards church songs). Also, at lunch we have family prayer and read scriptures as a family. And than once a week we hold Family Home Evening where we will pick a topic and give a short lesson to our kids and sing songs and usually have some form of snack. It's truly amazing to me how much my kids LOVE to learn about the gospel and how much they remember from what I have taught them. Being a member of this church doesn't just affect our actions on Sundays, but it changes and affects all aspects of our lives, and in a positive way. We have less fighting and way better communication and ability to compromise when we are following the gospel.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is scripture that was given to our 1st Latter Day Prophet Joseph Smith that advises us on things that we should and should not eat or drink. For example we are advised against smoking, drinking alcohol, taking illegal drugs and drinking coffee or tea. We are also advised that we should do our best to live a healthy life by eating lots of fruits and vegetables, grains and only eating small portions of meat. We are also advised to exercise and to treat our bodies as temples and to regard them as sacred. If we live by this scripture we are promised that we will be blessed and that we will have more energy and better health. Show more Show less