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Hi I'm Carol Call

I'm a Mormon and joining the Church as a youth was better than going to Disneyland!

About Me

I am the mother of four beautiful children. Our two oldest sons have completed missions in California and Washington respectively. Our oldest daughter is currently finishing up her mission in the Ohio Cleveland Mission and has been assigned to the Historic Kirtland Visitor's Center. Our youngest daughter is preparing to attend BYU and is also planning on serving a mission soon. All four children will be attending Brigham Young University together this fall!!! I am married to a wonderful man named Rick who owns a successful advertising agency. I enjoy family activities including traveling and also enjoy going to Zumba. I am a college graduate. I studied Musical Theatre and Elementary Education and hold a Masters Degree in School Counseling. I love learning new things and I'm always working on getting a good balance of activities in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young my mother and sister and were members of the Methodist Church and lived in a suburb of Chicago. My father had been searching for a church for most of his adult life. My mother wanted our family to be united in religion and to attend church together. I used to go visit other churches with my father when I was about 10-11 years old. One summer our family was going on a trip to Disneyland. We had a travel trailer which was pulled by an older station wagon. While we were on the road we had many problems with our car. At one campground my mother was talking to another camper about the next stretch of highway we would be taking. He said, "You're going to love that road, you won't see another car for miles!" My mother was very worried when she heard this remark because she could just envision our family being stranded on the side of the road without any help. That night, she said a prayer and studied the map for an alternate route. In the morning she announced to our family that she felt inspired that we change our route and go through Salt Lake City. As we proceeded on our journey, the car ran smoothly until we entered the Salt Lake valley. We just barely made it into town and to a service station. We didn't have many activities planned in Salt Lake, so we headed to Temple Square. We liked it so much that we returned there every day and this went on for about a week. On our last evening there, we met an older gentleman who was a Visitor Center Guide. He bore his testimony to us as we stood by the majestic lighted statue of Christ and by the windows that looked over beautiful Temple Square. At that moment, our family understood what these good feelings were that we had been experiencing all week. We felt the spirit and knew that we had learning about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. We never made it to Disneyland that summer but we joined the Church the following spring. I always like to say that "Joining the Church was much better than Disneyland!"

How I live my faith

When I was in my twenties, I had an opportunity to serve a mission for the Church in the Netherlands Amsterdam mission. After learning to speak Dutch at the church's Missionary Training Center for two months, I went on to complete my eighteen month mission. I loved having the opportunity to share my testimony in a foreign land. At this time I work with the youth in our church. I teach a class of about 12 young women who are 14 and 15 years old every Sunday. It's been a great blessing for me to get to know these sweet young women and to, hopefully, inspire them to live the Gospel fully. This summer I will be a leader at our Girl's Church Camp. I have also been assigned to be a Choir Director in my ward numerous times over the past many years. I am a visiting teacher to three lovely women in my Ward. Every woman in the Church can have the opportunity to serve as a "Visiting Teacher". This is a wonderful program where we visit two or three women once a month. We visit them in their homes and share a short spiritual message. It's a great way to get to know people in your congregation and to be aware of each others' needs. I believe that this is a very inspired program. When one of our members are ill or have special needs, our church is quick to organize help for them. One of the young mothers' that I visit teach suffered a stroke six years ago. She isn't able to speak and she is a quadriplegic. I needed to learn to be able to learn to read finger spelling and some sign language in order to communicate with her. It has been such a blessing for me to be able to get to know her and to learn from her. She has truly become a good friend to me and I don't know if I would have ever got to know her if it weren't for this inspired program of our Church. I love the women's organization of the Church called Relief Society. They organize all sorts of service projects and provide many inspirational, educational and social events for the women of the Ward.