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Hi I'm Judy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter of Heavenly Father who loves me, and I love Him, too. I have a family and am a family member, so I am a mom, a daughter, a sister, a grandma. My husband died almost 5 years ago, but because we were married in the temple of our God, we are married forever, so I am a wife too! I work as a medical assistant to a pediatrician. I'm the person who gives immunization shots! The younger children cry when they see me, which makes me feel sad when they are so afraid, because I love children. I love people, I love to sing, make costumes, play board games, do puzzles, travel, go to museums, concerts and dance recitals, work in the yard, but mostly I love to spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of my life, I believe each person needs to be converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His teachings in their own way, and their own time. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today because I know the Gospel is true. I know that Joseph Smith, through Jesus Christ, brought Christ's church back to Earth again. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I know He came to Earth to bring to pass our Heavenly Father's plan of salvation, redemption, and happiness explained in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I know Jesus Christ lives today. I know He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, in part, for me, for my sins, griefs, pains, and sorrows. I know He suffered again and died on the cross. I know on the third day Jesus' body and spirit were reunited. He was resurrected so that we might live again, too. I know I will be reunited with my family members when my life is finished here on Earth. I know it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do. My Father in Heaven knows me, and with all my sins and weaknesses, still loves me, as does His Son, Jesus Christ. I know through the Atonement of Jesus, I can repent, or feel sorry for what I have done wrong, and try to make it right, and be forgiven and made clean. I know I can pray to God and He hears my prayers, and answers them in a way that is best for me. I know, if I try the best I can, and rely on Jesus Christ's grace, I will return again to live in heaven with God and Jesus forever. I love my Heavenly Father, and my Savior, Jesus Christ, for all that they have done, and are doing, for me. I would be lost without Them.

How I live my faith

I try to follow Jesus Christ's example of love. After the death of our youngest son, I saw a message that touched my heart. I have seen it many times since then, but it still holds true. It was, "Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting their own kind of battle." I thought to myself, 'If I'm feeling as bad as I do with the death of our son, other people are feeling just as bad with the battles they are facing. I do need to be more kind to everyone.' I try not to judge others as well. I know I am not perfect - there was only one perfect person on this Earth, and that is the Lord, Jesus Christ - and it is not my right to judge others when I am not perfect. I know because of Jesus' suffering in Gethsemane, I can repent of my sins and be forgiven, and keep trying!

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Judy
I have had 3 members of my immediate family die within a 4-1/2 year period. I know when they died, their spirits left their bodies and returned home to God who gave them life. I know that mortal death is not the end of their existence, nor is birth the beginning. We lived in heaven before we were born, and we will go back to heaven when we die. I know my family members' spirits live on. I know they wait for that day when Jesus Christ will come to Earth again, when their bodies and spirits will be reunited, and they will be resurrected, as was Jesus. I am grateful for this knowledge, as it helps during this time that we are separated. Yes, I miss them, but I know I will see them again. Knowing this gives me great peace, and gratitude for Jesus Christ, who broke the bands of death that all of us will live again. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Judy
To me, nature, life itself, tells that there is a God. I do not think this beautiful world, all that is in it, is a coincidence. I think it was created for us by a loving Heavenly Father, or God. I think our bodies are marvelous, intricately designed creations as well. It cannot be happenstance for all of the systems and organs in our body to work so intricately together. Each time we take a breath, and that there is air for us to breathe, is miraculous. I know that when I pray, I feel peace that can only come from God.  I do not know where I would be without my Savior, figuratively, carrying me in His arms. I have been blessed with strength, with hope, and with such love. My ward members have rallied around me, doing things for me that could only have been prompted by Heavenly Father. Who else would know exactly what I need, and when? Show more Show less