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Hi I'm Debbie

My father and husband retired from the military and I have lived all over the US. I teach high school math. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. After my first baby was born in 1978, I quit teaching and for the next 17 years I stayed home to care for him and the other 3 children born after him. When my youngest daughter was 8, I returned to teaching. I currently teach high school mathematics. I love to cook, especially when the family is gathering at our house. I find my greatest peace when I am rocking a baby to sleep. Because my father and husband retired from the military, I have lived in 8 states, 20 towns, over 40 different houses and in Guantanmo Bay Cuba. I love to move!

Why I am a Mormon

As a young, single adult, I began reading the Bible with a great desire to understand it. I became very active in the church in which I was raised. I had a great desire to understand God and my religion and prayed for this understanding. A friend of mine had recently joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She visited me while I was in the hospital and told me about her new church and mentioned their teaching about eternal families. This idea stayed with me and I later told her I wanted to know more. After meeting with the missionaries for a few weeks, I knew I liked what I was hearing but did not know if it was true. One evening, while reading in the Book or Mormon, I felt pulled in two directions. Is this true, is this not true? I got on my knees and explained to Heavenly Father that I couldn't live with this confusion and I needed to know if this was true. A feeling of warmth like I had never felt before came over me and an assurance that this was true overwhelmed me. I am a Mormon because of the witness I had that night. The gospel has brought great peace to my life for 36 years.

How I live my faith

Since joining the church in 1975, I have had many opportunities to serve within the church. I have taught children from ages 18 months -11 years, youth ages 12-18 and adults of all ages. For 8 years, I taught the scriptures to high school students very early in the morning before they went to school. I can summarize how I live my faith in 7 words: Help others and be kind to everyone.