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Hi I'm Devende

I am a wife, mom and a birth doula. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my husband for 12 years and we were finally blessed with three beautiful daughters. I stay very busy with homeschooling my daughters and studying to be a birth doula. We spend a lot of time around here cooking. My family always seems to be in the kitchen cooking and eating together.

Why I am a Mormon

This part is a little more complicated than the rest of the profile I have filled out. You see I was raised in an Independant baptist family. I was in church two hours every Sunday and two hours every Wednesday night. I could retell Bible stories and recite hundreds of Bible verses at a young age. But I seemed to spend a lot of time in the hallway at church. I was always in trouble because I asked questions like "What made John the Baptist start baptizing all those people anyway? Why in the name of his own cousin Jesus?" or "If apostles were so important to Jesus then why don't we still have any?" and of course "So why did God send all those folks in the Bible prophets to guide them and then leave us with just the book?" Each time I asked questions I was basically told that God just doesn't work that way anymore and was often chastised for asking. But I also had been taught that God was without end and he was the same yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. So which was right? I felt in my heart that God was true to His word. So I read the Old Testament and then the new. strait through from cover to cover. and decided if the old testament was true then the new testament wasn't unless we were missing some big information. Well to shorten a long story - I am down to only about six hundered characters- I married someone whose sister was a convert. We all moved to Utah, My inlaws converted, my husband balked, I got curious, we fed missionaries and took the discussions (several times actually) I read The Book of Mormon and I prayed. And about ten years after I first opened a Book of Mormon. My husband and I were both baptized. It has been wonderful! Now we are working towards going to the Temple where we can be sealed together as a family for "Time and all eternity" I spent my whole life wanting to know the truth. and I testify that this Church, Well it is truth. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I pray. I read my scriptures alone and with my family nearly everyday. I live my faith by attending church every week and taking the sacrament. I teach Sunbeams which is the three year olds Sunday school and I take part in as many of the womens activities as I can. Another great way I live my faith is by welcoming the missionaries into our home and feeding them when I am able. This is something my husband and I were faithful to do long before we had any real interest in converting.