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Hi I'm Debbie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a paramedic and have worked for the ambulance service for many years now. I am single and have a wonderful family that surround and love me. I love the outdoors and one of my favourite things is to go for long walks and enjoy all that the countryside has to offer. I love to go to the cinema and love all kinds of good music.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it is simple, liveable and true. I first came across the church when I was travelling across the US and visited Salt Lake. As I watched the presentations in the visitors centre I had a warm feeling in my heart, a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. I was 18 and this was not in my character. I took a Book of Mormon when offered and on return home I used to read it at night in my room. One day the missionaries knocked on our door and my mom took up their invitation to go to church with them on Sunday. My sister and her children went with her but I, through my teenage pride, declined the invitation. Eventually my sister and her children joined the church and seemed to be very happy. My curiosity eventually got the best of me and one Sunday afternoon I plucked up the courage to ask if I could go with them. As I entered the church the members of the ward gave me such a welcome that I instantly felt at home. I felt the same feeling as I had felt in Salt Lake City and after a few weeks had made more friends than I ever had. I accepted lessons from the missionaries but repeatedly turned down invitations to be baptised. Why did I do that? Well the truth of it is that really I did want to get baptised but again it was the pride thing, what would my other friends and family think etc. One night I knelt down and prayed and asked my Heavenly Father to give me a way to tell the missionaries that I did want to be baptised. Needless to say he did answer my prayer and I was baptised. I have not looked back since that day, 36 years ago, and know that my Heavenly Father loves me and guides me through the principles taught in the Church. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth and this has enhanced my life, given me direction, principles and direction.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in the Church through the years including working in the womens, young womens and childrens organisations of the Church. Currently I teach in Sunday School and also do one lesson a month in the womens meeting on Sunday. One of my favourite callings was as the nursery leader where I got to work with and teach the Gospel to the children aged between 18 months and 3 year. Service is a strong principle of the Gospel and one of the ways that I like to serve is to visit other women in the church that are assigned to me and my visiting teaching companion. Each month we take a spiritual message to share and check on the welfare of all on our list. I try to the best of my ability to live up to the principles that we are taught by the saviour through the scriptures, the Prophet, our lessons and try to let the spirit guide me through each day. Not always easy but ultimately worth it.