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Hi I'm Abi

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and grew up in Utah. I'm a wife, mother and grandmother, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

 I was born in South America and immigrated to the U.S. with my family when I was four years old. I am a mother of five children, and grandmother of four beautiful babies! We love our family! It is the most prized possession we have. We enjoy spending time together. I love to hike, snowshoe, camp, and travel. I am an avid reader and always have to have a book. I have a great family and am so thankful for them!

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born to parents who were converts to our Church. I heard the stories of their search for the truth, and I was grateful for them and their sacrifices. But, I also needed to know for myself that our Church was true. Through my growing up years as I attended church, I felt the spirit of the Holy Ghost testifying to me that what I was doing was right, and that what I was learning was the truth. As a teenager, my family moved from the U.S. to Mexico City for a short time because of my fathers employment. Upon our return, I was 14 years old and I really struggled with being in a new school and feeling like I didn't belong. I had been taught to pray, and my family always had prayer together, but it was after our return to the U.S. that I received a strong testimony of the power of prayer. Through my prayers and my parents prayers, I was able to become involved in good things and to feel more a part of the group. Through my prayers I learned to trust in the Lord and that he would help me. A scripture in Proverbs 35-6 became my mantra "Trust in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy paths". I know that God hears and answers my prayers. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that this is his restored Church on the earth today. I am grateful for temple ordinances which bind our families together here on earth and in our lives after death. I am so grateful to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

 In our church we are divided into wards which are groups in neighborhoods. In my ward, I am one of the leaders of the group for the women. On Sundays we teach doctrines of our gospel and we also have monthly mid-week activities to strengthen us in areas such as our homes, families, literacy, education, exercise, and many things that the women are interested in learning. We are in these positions for a time - sometimes 3years, sometimes shorter. I have had the opportunity to work with the youth of our church as well as the women. With the youth I have taught them gospel principles, participated in activities and attended girls camps. I think camp is a great opportunity for the youth of our church. There is great spirituality in being out in the mountains or other setting, camping and participating in activities that draw us closer to our Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ. As an adult women in my ward I have been assigned to visit anywhere from 3-5 women each month. I visit with another women who is assigned to be my companion in these visits. I have gotten to know and love many women as part of this assignment. We help in times of need, bring in meals when necessary, offer a shoulder to cry on, and rejoice with them in times of happiness. In return, I also have women who visit me monthly. I feel so blessed to have them come into my home and care about me. I have also been involved in community service. I was involved in the PTA for years as my children went through the public schools, and I have helped candidates running for office. I was also involved in a citizens group that petitioned the city for pedestrian skybridges on busy roads. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had and continue to have to serve in my church and in my community.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Abi
For me, a testimony is a knowledge that something is true. It's a feeling I have that Heavenly Father is real, that Jesus Christ is his son and is our Redeemer. It's knowing that Jesus came to the world to redeem all men. It's knowing that if I do wrong, but I repent, I can be forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ. He came here to atone for all our sins. A testimony is a burning in my soul that testifies to me that these things are true.  Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Abi
 The first meeting of the Church was in Fayette, New York.  Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Abi
Yes. We believe in our Savior Jesus Christ. Our church bears his name. We believe that he is the Jehova of the Old Testament and Jesus Christ of the New Testament. We believe that he lived and died a perfect man. We believe that he loves us so much more than we could ever imagine. Show more Show less