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Hi I'm Wendy

I am a mother and wife who works in a medical lab. I was raised Mormon, but have found my own faith in the past few years.

About Me

I have been married for 14 years and have a three-year-old son. I like to hike, camp, bake, and go on road trips. I graduated with a BS in Clinical Lab. Science and work as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. I'm kinda nerdy (aren't we all?) and like Star Trek and the zoo. I also enjoy independent film, but can't find enough time to watch much of it these days. My extended family is HUGE. It includes step- and half- everything. I especially enjoy spending time with my brothers and sisters and their kids. (Especially if we're hiking, camping, baking, or going on road trips!)

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised in the LDS Church, I enjoyed church mainly because I knew all the answers in Sunday School (like it was a quiz show) and because I knew I was "supposed to". Once I was grown, I became faced with challenges to my faith. Because my roots weren't strong, I was easily drawn away. I don't recall ever questioning the existence of a God, but I didn't know whether I was Christian or something else entirely. I learned about various religious beliefs in my college courses and found beauty in all of them. I gradually began to realized that my life was missing something. I knew that there were many choices available to me, but decided I would give Mormonism the first chance. Many of the things I had been taught growing up like that we are ALL God's children and that love is the greatest of all virtues had always meant a lot to me. I began to attend worship services and to pray. I asked my Father in Heaven specific questions about the things I was being asked to believe. For instance, is there a prophet on the earth right now? Can I be my husband's wife and my son's mom for the rest of forever? While I had found great clarity outside of religion through meditation, what I found myself getting out of my religious practice was something greater. My prayers were being answered by the warm feelings given by the Holy Ghost. I felt comforted and affirmed by the things I felt when attending church. I can now say that I have been converted. I believe that Jesus was more than a great philosopher. He was God's son and is my Savior. He has shown the way to true joy. There are beauties in my chosen religion that I greatly value. I find hope in knowing that God has a plan for me - and everyone - to learn and grow in this life. I value knowing that He is willing to hear my prayers and to answer them through the Holy Ghost, giving me guidance and knowledge. This church is His work and is organized to help His children in their weakness.

How I live my faith

I have learned from and served in my church in several ways. I started by teaching very young children the basics of the gospel. Next, I was given the chance to work with other women by organizing classes and activities outside of Sunday worship services. One of the things that was hard at first, but that I have come to love, is visiting with other women in their homes. Sometimes I bring a gospel message to discuss. I learn a lot from these ladies! Other times I just offer friendship and a helping hand. Because the LDS church has no officially trained and paid clergy, most teaching and preaching is done by lay people. This includes myself. I was recently asked to present a sermon on Liberty. My personal study is largely conducted via MP3 these days. I have recently finished listening to the entire Bible. I also listen to Sunday School lessons and inspirational talks. Probably my favorite way to live my faith is by spending time with my family. We genuinely enjoy each other. -