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Hi I'm Roberta

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Roberta. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, great aunt, great great aunt. I am the 15th child of a family of 16 children all of the same parents. I am a bookkeeper and an artist. My husband and I raised 5 children and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1976, after being taught by the missionaries.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Catholic Church, along with my 15 brothers and sisters. Our mother was a staunch Catholic and our father became a member after he proposed to her so that they could be married in the church. After I graduated from high school, got a job and got my own car, a couple of my sisters and I moved out and got our own apartment, I quit going to church. The funny thing was, I never felt guilty about not going. I used to read the bible, because I found the stories interesting and for some reason it seemed like a good idea at the time. A year or so later, I moved out to live on my own, in a house which I rented from my brother-in-law. The missionaries came to my door, one day, and I told them I was a Catholic and not interested in any other religion, because I assumed all other religions were break-offs from the Catholic Church. I didn’t have any more contact with the Mormons until 1975, after my daughter was born. My husband had a friend, who had asthma pretty bad. He smoked like a chimney and loved his liquor. To me he looked like death warmed over. He moved away and several months later my husband stopped by his old house and found him there. He said he was in town for a few days working on his house. So, my husband invited him over and we noticed how much healthier he looked. He began to tell us that he had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had quit smoking and drinking, and that he was very happy. After some discussion, he asked us if we wanted the missionaries from the area to come and teach us. My husband was very curious because he had been going to one of the local ‘born again’ churches and was not getting much out of it. And so, they began to teach us and after we prayed and received a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel, a few months later, we got baptized and have never, ever regretted it.

How I live my faith

Now, I read my scriptures every day, say my prayers, and go to Church regularly. I have a calling in the Church and that is teaching the Sunbeams (3 &4 year olds) in Primary. I am very grateful to Heavenly Father for my blessings, which are many, and whenever anything good happens I say a silent prayer and thank Him for that blessing. When anything bad happens, I find that it’s usually a result of something stupid that I did or that it’s a lesson I need to learn in order to improve myself. I am very grateful for the Gospel and the fact that the Lord gave me the opportunity to accept it. I can’t imagine how my life would have gone without the Gospel. I know that it is true!