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Hi I'm Yolanda

I am a wife, a mother of 7 children and so far 17 grandchildren. I am a retired medical transcriptionist, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My accomplishments to date include my 47-year marriage, my 7 children and 18 grandchildren. My interests include homemaking, gardening, canning, emergency preparedness, quilting, family history, music, dance and creative writing.

Why I am a Mormon

On Mormon.org, you can read the profiles of some pretty amazing people. I am not one of them. I am a simple person who cannot lay claim to higher education, outstanding career path or exceptional talents or accomplishments. Nor have I ever held a high-profile position within the church. All the same, I know my Heavenly Father loves me and is mindful of me. I know my worth as His daughter. This knowledge prods me to stand up and say, here am I, look at me... I am a Mormon and THAT IS my greatest accomplishment. I am a Mormon because I have committed myself to Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ. I have covenanted to live the principles of Jesus Christ's gospel and obey his commandments. Whether my accomplishments in this life are great or small, I am happy because my happiness is defined by something greater than the accomplishments of this life. It is defined by living in harmony with Jesus Christ's commandments.

How I live my faith

In my community, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns and operates a large cannery where commodities are canned and shipped world wide as part of the Church's welfare and humanitarian aid programs. These programs are designed to help members and nonmembers alike, according to Church policies and guidelines. The cannery also invites church members to can and then purchase these same commodities to be stored in their homes as part of their family's emergency preparedness. I "live my religion" by utilizing the cannery to achieve my home storage goals and helping my nonmember friends and neighbors to do likewise. In recent years, the increasing natural disasters world wide have raised awareness regarding emergency preparedness. When prepared, we are better able to meet the needs of family, friends, neighbors and even strangers, and when we meet those needs we are doing exactly what Jesus Christ would do if He were here.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Mormons believe deity is comprised of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. We believe these three are distinct separate beings. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have tangible resurrected bodies, but the Holy Ghost is a spirit. All are male in gender. Because the Holy Ghost is a spirit, he is able to communicate with us through our feelings, through emotional stirrings in our heart, and in our mind. It is through this unique communication that he carries out his responsibilities, which include revealing truth to us, helping us recognize right from wrong, warning us of dangers, and enlightening our minds with knowledge beyond our education and experience. He helps us remember. He enhances our skills and abilities. He comforts us in times of sorrow. He helps us recognize sin and once we do recognize sin he will help us repent. The most important responsibility of the Holy Ghost is to testify to us of the reality of Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ. He testifies that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth, how to live as Jesus taught, how to overcome evil influences and live righteously so we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. I consider the Holy Ghost my dearest friend. I want to make choices that will foster his companionship throughout my life. The Holy Ghost acts under the direction and authority of our Heavenly Father; thus, all he does to bless my life testifies how much Heavenly Father loves me. Show more Show less