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Hi I'm Iris

I'm a Mormon. I have been since 1983. It was the best decision I ever made. I have never regretted it.

About Me

I am very happily married to Kevin and together we are the parents of eight children. Some of them are already married or living away from home and are the parents of our wonderful grandchildren. But the younger ones are still at home. I don't work right now but have taught German and Italian at a local college. During the week what takes up most of my time is crochet and making jam. As I get tired really easily I need to sit down quite often and then crochet is what I do. I like making jam because together with a homemade loaf of bread it can really cheer up someone's day.

Why I am a Mormon

Living the gospel is part of my every day. I like reading scriptures, they help me hear Father's voice and understand His plan and how I am a part of that. Prayer also belongs in my day. Though answers don't always come immediately I know Father in Heaven hears and listens to all my prayers. When I joined the Church what impressed me the most was the firm faith the missionaries had who taught me. I wanted that for my children. During my youth I had questions nobody knew the answer for. When the gospel came into my life I finally found the answers. I wanted my children to grow up knowing where they could find the answers to their questions.

How I live my faith

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints means going to Church on Sundays. If I miss a Sunday because I am not well, my week is not complete. But it also means lots of different things during the week. Monday evenings our family tries to spend as much time together as we can, having fun. Tuesdays our teenagers have youth activities at the chapel. Once or twice a month there are things to do for the younger children and for example next weekend there is a beach barbecue where everyone is invited. At home a member of the family blesses the food before every meal. And we also say a prayer before the children leave the house in the morning. After dinner we sit down and read the Book of Mormon. That is usually followed by questions and a discussion about what we have just read. In my time in the Church I have taught in every position possible for a woman. And while preparing lessons I have usually learnt more than I could ever teach my students, whether they were 18 months or over 18.