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Hi I'm Collette

I was born in Santa Barbara, California. I now live on a ranch in Missouri. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live on a ranch in southern Missouri. I have the worlds most fantastic husband and a HUGE family! We have 9 children and 23 grandchildren together! We have almost as many pets and love them also. I have worked in lots of different fields and now choose to stay at home on our ranch and spend lots of time with some of our grandchildren. Most of the family is spread out through the states but some live here. We really enjoy the peace and solitude of our home here in Missouri. We also love our very small branch that we attend regularly! I stay very busy with my callings at church and going to the Temple in St. Louis, in fact that is probably my favorite thing to do! I do a lot of geneology work and really enjoy it. I find it interesting to see where my family takes me, kind of like a journey! I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in April of 2009. My husband has been a member for years and I always said I would not join, but you cannot continue to avoid something that you know to be the truth forever, at some point you must give in and jump in with both feet. That is exactly what I did and wouldn't have it any other way! I am happier then I have ever been in my life and I owe it to what I now know to be the TRUT"H and the Gospel! My hope is that many lives will be touched in some way by my journey through this life, and if that does not happen, I have failed.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is simply the true way of life! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is more than just a Church, it is the true Church of our Lord Jesus Christ! I am a Mormon because I want more! I want more than what others have to offer! I have found it here. I am a Mormon because I prayed for the truth and I received a testimony of Jesus Christ. I now have a testimony that The Book of Mormon is another Testiment of Jesus Christ and I am so fortunate to have it! I have found true happiness in my life, knowing that there is so much more that this life! As wonderful as my life is, I want more! and now I know that I will! I have someone who can guide me through this life, and if I listen to him, I will have happiness and joy and knowledge throughout! His name is President Thomas S. Monson and he is a true Prophet of God! and I have a testimony of this! I am a lucky lady! I am truely blessed! I love my life! and I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my Faith day to day. I try my best to live in a way that would be pleasing to my Heavenly Father. I know that I am only human, and make plenty of mistakes but as long as I continue to strive for better, I will soon be a better person and be blessed for that. I try to be an example to others in my daily life, in my activities, in the way I talk, in the way I dress, and in the way I love others..... I simply ask myself, "What would Jesus do?" I know that every night, I can lay my head down with a clean conscience and a peacefull feeling, that is what happens when you truely live by your faith. I know that when I do the right thing, my life will be meaningful and happy, I will learn what it is that Heavenly Father would have me learn and I will have the joy that is promised to me as long as I Live My Faith!