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Hi I'm Debbie

I grew up in San Francisco and have lived in the midwest, the east, the south, and the islands. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a military wife and a mother to 4 beautiful children who I currently homeschool. Being in the military means that we move often, so my hobbies seem to be that of packing, and unpacking. It is not easy to always have to pick up and move away to a new place where nothing is familiar, but at the same time, there is excitement in seeing a new part of the country and meeting new people. With my children and my camera always close by, I spend my time taking pictures of the things that strike me and tell a story. When I am not taking pictures, I can be found discovering new places, or in the kitchen making up recipes.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon...because I feel and have felt through many experiences in my life, a warmth and a peace in the Church that I have not ever felt anywhere else. It is something that is real. When I stood in Hawaii, as a 21 year old, in front of a group of people from China, and spoke to them in their language, telling them about the Church, and crying at the words that were miraculously coming out of my mouth...I knew that the Church was true. When I knelt down to pray at a time of illness, questioning the Lord, I felt a tangible sense of peace and love from the Lord. I felt sureness that He knew me and that He was aware of me. Each time I pick up my Book of Mormon and read it, I feel the warmth and peace all over again. It is Heavenly Father's way, through the spirit, of telling me that it is true, that the words in the book are from Him and that if I read it, I will come to know Him.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church has helped me to become confident in front of others and helped me learn how to teach and grow closer to Christ as an individual. Everywhere I have lived, I can find the Church. And wherever I have lived, I have been able to serve in various capacities from a counselor for the youth, to a teacher/leader for the adult ladies, as well as the children, with whom I currently serve where I live now. We all have the same goal - to come closer to Christ. None of us are perfect. But as we serve together and worship together, we help each other towards our goals. From the east, to the south, to the west, and across the continents, the Church is the same. There is great comfort in that for me.