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Hi I'm Virginia

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I met my husband in jr.high school. I was not a member. We were married as we both turned 19. I had missionary lessons. I was baptized a few month later when I was pregnant with our first son. A little over a year later my husband, myself and our son were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. Little did I know was expecting our 2nd son. Our third, a daughter, came along very shortly. We were on and off active. I really had noinstructions and was very unprepared to belong to the Church. As our children grew we made the decision to be active so our children would have a foundation in the Church. Our 2 sons have served missions and all three have been married in the temple. We now have a grandson serving a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I originally joined the Church to make my in-laws happy. It took me quite a while to develop my own testimony and to know the Church is true. None of my family or my ancestors on both of my parents side were members of the Church. In fact, my father was very anti-Mormon. Searching back my family on my father's mother's side, I found they were staunch Lutherns and never came around to investigating the Church. It has taken me several years but I have now done the work on both sides back to when they came from Germany and England...including my parents and brother. I look at this chain of events and realize that I , being the only member of the Church, have closed the link for my family for many generations. I am still searching for more wives and children. The work will never be completely done.

How I live my faith

Now that I am a grandmother I try extremely hard to be a good example. I also try to be an example to my children. I have one son who has fallen away from the Church, that makes me very sad, but I love him and still have hope he will return to the foundation we established for him. He is still an active part of our family. Both my husband and I have tried to commit to our callings and serve to our best ability. The scriptures and prayer are the "glue" that holds our family together. I, as well as my husband, have always workrd with the youth. Our boys have both remained very active in outdoor activities. They also have influenced many boys to get Eagle Scouts and to prepare for life. As I have been an active part in young women, have marveled at the knowledge this generation has brought with them. Our stake and ward are very service oriented. Monthly service projects are always on the schedule. The Community has been served from the food banks to humanitarian projects for the needy. My husband and I both volunteer at the Red Cross. The people of our area have influenced many non-member families and have become a "friendly" group in our neiborhoods.