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Hi I'm Carolyn

I'm a Mormon. I joined the Church when I was 17, in the 70's. I live in the Bible Belt, and love it.

About Me

I am a wife, mother of three, and grandmother of one absolutely adorable little girl. My favorite past time is just hanging with my family, extended family included! We celebrate birthdays with dinners, or we go to the movies on Saturdays, or we go to plays, or shoot off rockets on Monday holidays! Love family!! I love what I do, I make people feel better about themselves. I'm an Image Consultant, and thoroughly enjoy giving women permission to NOT wear clothes that are revealing or just tacky. We have very successful makeovers in our local newspaper each month, where we have had women cry out of happiness to finally know how to dress modestly and beautifully.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church at 17, while a Senior in High School. I knew it was right when the missionary discussions taught that we are family forever. In the film, a grandmother greeted her husband, with other family members around after he had passed away from mortality. It was right out of a dream I had had when my own grandfather died when I was 10. I didn't even cry at his funeral, because I had just had the dream the night before where he reached out his hand and greeted me with, "Hello, it's been a long time. How have you been?" That was not preached at his funeral, nor was it preached at my great-uncle's funeral when I was 16. The cold and harsh statement, "you are weeping selfishly for yourself, be happy your loved one has gone on to his reward. Be happy for the time you had here." I knew that was not true, and I would see my other family members agonize over this doctrine being preached. I knew the church I would join would not see an end of family at mortal death. Families are eternal, why else would we have the family union here? I knew that a loving Heavenly Father would not break up close bonds formed here on earth. I knew He had to have a plan, and he does, The Plan of Salvation.

How I live my faith

I have always enjoyed my callings in the Church, mostly in planning activities for the women and in teaching the young women, and I even have enjoyed my many years attending Girl's Camp! However, I think my favorite opportunities to serve have been the 8 1/2 years I taught Early Morning Seminary classes on the gospel to the youth, ages 14 - 18. And, my next favorite opportunity is still ongoing, now for over 10 years, is Public Affairs for the Church in our area. What a wonderful opportunity to meet with media and community leaders to teach them about the Church! We have met with City Councilmen seeking assistance with families. We have met with Mayors of suburbs, County Emergency Personnel, and the Red Cross explaining how the Church can help in disaster situations, presenting each of them a Cleaning Kit left over from tornado clean ups in far reaching small towns. Seeing the excitement and wonderment from these officials over learning of an organized group of people willing to give of themselves was priceless. One of the Mayors wanted to know how much we would bill them later for our congregation's service. We looked back, bewildered, and said, 'Nothing.' He related how they had recieved bills from other congregations, and he asked again, "No hidden costs?" We assured him, all was free, including anything that would be sent from the Humanitarian Department. He asked, "Why would you do this if not to create funds for your church?" We answered, "The Pure Love of Christ." He was then speechless. No other calling can you participate in that type of missionary work. The Spirit was so strong in that Mayor's office. During the VIP Open House for the Memphis Temple, one of the cameramen from the local tv stations just kept telling me, "It's beautiful. It's just beautiful. There is something about it." It is truly a wonderful experience taking the Church out into the community!