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Hi I'm Holly

I'm a single Mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a single mother of two girls. I am an elementary school teacher although I'm currently in a PhD program so that I can teach at the university level. I love reading John Grisham, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Jodi Picoult, etc, writing looking to have a couple of completed novels published!, scrapbooking, and spending time with my family. We especially love hanging out at Disneyland!

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born in the gospel both my parents attended Church but I didn't gain a testimony when I was young. As such, I didn't attend Church much as an adult. After my divorce, I was searching for peace, happiness, and the means to forgive. I remembered the things I'd been taught as a child and I began attending Church again. I read the Book of Mormon for the first time all the way through in my 30s and finally gained a testimony of the truth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Despite being born into the Church, as an adult I CHOOSE to be an active member. I have lived with and without the Church in my life and I am only happy when I am an active member. I love my Father in Heaven and my Savior and have come to know just how much they in turn love me. My life is not easy, but through my membership in the Church, I have found a peace that surpasses all understanding.

How I live my faith

 I attend Church every Sunday so that I may partake of the Sacrament and learn what my Heavenly Father expects of me. I have also been given two assignments, or callings, in my ward. I teach the adult women once a month using talks given by the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and other Church leaders. I also have been assigned to visit two adult women in their homes on a monthly basis. I love both of my callings. The latter has brought me the friendship of two extraordinary women that I might not have enjoyed without this calling. I also participate in service projects around the community such as giving blood or yard work when I can and feed the missionaries when opportunity arises.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

 We believe that the purpose of life is to gain a physical body and be tested during mortality to see if we will do what is right so that we may one day return to live with our Heavenly Father. Mortality was not designed to be easy, but we are supposed to learn to be happy despite difficult circumstances. Show more Show less