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Hi I'm Blanca

I've lived in South America and Europe and now in the United States. I am a translator. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a bilingual home, speaking Spanish and German. If somebody had told me when I got married that I was going to have seven children, I would have told them they were out of their minds. I have to say that I am grateful for each of my children and grandchildren. I love my job, which I do from my office at home. I love music and try to keep up with the music to which my teenage son listens. I try to be a "hip" grandma.

Why I am a Mormon

We met our first Mormon when we were in Spain. He was a young man who was saving money to go on a mission. We happened to work at the same place as he. Pretty soon he was sharing the Gospel with us. My husband was very interested from the start, but I was more skeptical. Slowly, as we learned more, things began to make sense to me more and more, until I finally realized that I believed what he was teaching us. That came to me as a great surprise! We wanted to be baptized, but we had to wait until we were close to a place where there was a church where we could get baptized. We had to wait for an entire month, it was the longest month ever! I love being a Mormon. It has brought wonderful blessings into my life, it has given my life a purpose. I shudder to think what could have been without the Gospel in our lives.

How I live my faith

After I was baptized, I served in the Primary, an organization where the children of the Church are taught the Gospel, while their parents go to other classes on Sundays. I served many years in the Primary, but I also had the chance to teach a Gospel Doctrine class to the adults, and to serve in the Young Women organization, which is for girls between the ages of 12 and 18. I also served briefly in the Relief Society, an organization fot the women of the church. I am currently serving again in the Primary. I teach the 7 year olds and it is my privilege to teach them on the year they are to be baptized. Children are baptized at 8 years of age, when they reach the age of accountability, that is, they understand the difference between good and bad and can assume responsibility for their actions. I am also a visiting teacher. I visit two sisters in the church, which have been assigned to me, at least once a month. We have become great friends. The assignments change every now and then, so that I get to meet more sisters and visit them in their homes and I get to provide assistance if needed. For example, I have been driving the daughter of one the sisters I visit to seminary (early morning religion class) for three years. I do it happily, because I know it takes a burden off her shoulders. Providing service makes me happy.