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Hi I'm Wend

I love all things creative ... spending many hours painting and designing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an American citizen with a strong English accent.... well okay, I have only been a citizen for a few months, moving to the US from the UK 10 years ago after marrying my American husband Mark. I am a very antsy person who needs to be busy all of the time therefore sitting still drives me crazy. If an object sits in front of me long enough it will either be painted, reshaped or repurposed. Just imagine what I am like on a long road trip! I feel so sorry for my husband when he is the designated driver. He could find himself painted, reshaped but never repurposed. I run my own design business, exhibit at an art gallery and have just began a new creative business with my friend and business partner. I also have a part-time job at a local library. Busy, busy! Anyway, I am at a stage in my life where I have frequent "tropical heat waves" which can lead to some very interesting situations. These "tropical heat waves" certainly appear at the most awkward of times, e.g. when I am checking out a patron's library book. I begin to feel extremely hot and claustrophobic, then turn bright red and develop a beaded, sweat mustache! Fortunately, since turning fifty my whole self esteem has changed... I feel liberated and rarely embarrassed. In fact, I find embarrassing situations quite funny. On the other hand, the poor library patron is wondering what on earth is happening to me. :-) Oh, I need to add I also love to have fun and adventures but that's another story!

Why I am a Mormon

After spending my childhood and teenage years looking for the "TRUTH" (whatever it may be) my searching frequently led to dead ends and disappointment. At the age of 20 I was introduced to a family who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This family and their faith had something different. Now, my quest for the "TRUTH" was very important to me so I did my due diligence and checked their church out as I had done many others. I took my time, two years in fact. I would talk with the missionaries, read scriptures and other books, research, pray and fast. I had no need to join a group but I did have a strong need to find out why I was on this earth and my purpose here. I remember the day distinctly when I knew for sure the direction I needed to go. Two young men, missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, challenged me to baptism. The power that came from their challenge hit me so strong. My whole soul felt the force of it. My oh my, that got my attention! There was no doubt that this church was true. I had never had an experience like it before or ever again. All I have to say is I have never looked back. My questions are always answered (sometimes immediately and at other times in due time), I have direction, but most importantly, through this gospel I have developed a deep relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father. I know that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father and that He loves me and I certainly love Him. What an honor to have this knowledge. It is priceless.

How I live my faith

I love the Lord's gospel and always want to learn more either through knowledge, experience and the spirit. My recent church assignment is to connect with the community. We have great skills and experience in genealogical research, emergency preparedness, humanitarian aid, employment advice etc. and offer these services to help our communities. We can help with filling food pantries, cleaning up after a natural disaster and with searching out ancestors. My message to the community is we want to help out where ever is needed. By doing this we are following the example of Jesus Christ. I love the opportunity to take care of the women in the church too or when a family has a need. The spirit testifies that this is the Lord's work and that service blesses both parties involved.