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Hi I'm Debbie

I am a Staff Accountant. I am a wife, a mother of 3, and a grandmother of 10. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Staff Accountant for a small but expanding accounting firm in Idaho. I am also a wife, an ex stay at home mother of three, and a grandmother of ten. I enjoy crafts and scrap booking (since I started working full time I don’t find as much time to enjoy these activities). Shortly after the birth of our 1st child I started having health problems. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. After many years of tests, colonoscopies, handfuls of expensive medicines , and other treatments I found myself in the hospital. I was anemic and sleep deprived. They operated on me and removed my entire lower intestine. I was equipped me with an appliance (a bag) on my right side. I was told I did not have Crohn’s disease but only ulcerated colitis. Prior to my surgery and during my recovery I questioned—“Why Me?” I’ve tried to live my life well. I’ve tried to do all the Lord has asked. I’d heard stories of people being healed because of their faith and in response to Priesthood blessings. I questioned if my faith was as strong as it should be and I was discouraged. In the reading material I was given during my recovery was the biography of President Spencer W. Kimball, a Prophet of the Church. As I read of his health problems and his operations for throat cancer I realized challenges come to all of us. If the Prophet of God could have health problems and overcome them I could too. I was inspired by his example; encouraged to continue serving and living a productive life.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has a pioneer heritage in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I actively participated in regularly scheduled church activities as a child and as a youth. Because of this activity I had opportunities to learn, compete, and participate in speech, drama, and dance activities. I was also given leadership and service opportunities, and was encouraged to develop my talents. I was taught and came to know that I am a daughter of God. I know that He is aware of me, cares about what happens to me, loves me, and wants me to succeed and be happy. I was taught I could have an eternal family if I lived worthily. My husband and I have been sealed in the Temple of God for time and all eternity. Next year we celebrate our 40th anniversary and love the fact that it’s only the beginning. I was taught moral values that I wanted to pass on to my children. I have been assisted by numerous brothers and sisters in the Gospel as my husband and I raised our daughter and two sons. They are now responsible citizens and good neighbors. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 1: 4. I don’t think we could have raised them to be such good people without the scout leaders, teachers, and church leaders within the LDS Church.

How I live my faith

I serve as a teacher and leader in the Church whenever I am called upon. I strive to be a good neighbor. I have participated as a teacher’s aide in the schools. I worked in the Cub Scout program both in the church and on the district level. I financially contribute to Church funds which help give meat to the hungered, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and care for the sick (see Matt. 25:35-40) I make baby quilts for the Humanitarian Aid Center of the Church. I like to buy supplies, and help assemble personal hygiene kits and school bags. These are also contributed for humanitarian aid to be used through the world. I buy school supplies and contribute them to the Bishops’ Storehouse prior to the beginning of each new school year for local distribution.