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Hi I'm Darla Worden

I'm a wife & mom, 5 kids, 7 grandkids. I work/attend college. I love reading, arts & crafts, & learning new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm at an interesting point in my life. The kids are grown but retirement is a decade away, so I decided recently to go back to school and finish my degree in business administration. In spite of holding down a full time job, I've managed to maintain a 3.84 GPA, proof that you can still teach an old dog new tricks; and they even remember the old ones! It helps that I am there because I want to be, not because I need or am compelled to go. I can just relax and enjoy the opportunity to learn. I am an avid reader. My family teases me because once I did not even feel an earthquake, I was so absorbed in my book. When not reading, I enjoy many kinds of creative pursuits such as painting and jewelry design. I also love exploring new places with my husband and our cameras, documenting the beautiful world with which we have been blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the late sixties/early seventies. I was a freshman in High School when I realized that many of my friends were into drugs, sex and alcohol. I really did not want to live that kind of life and felt the need to search for a church and new friends who would help keep me on a better path. I suppose if I had left it at that, any church would do, but I really wanted to be sure I could embrace the beliefs and doctrines fully, something I had not been able to do in the church in which I was raised. As I learned and studied about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I found not only a people who held the standards I wanted to live, but answers to the Gospel questions I had been seeking.

How I live my faith

While I don't go around with a sign, I do nevertheless openly live my religion. I try to be honest in my dealings with everyone and look for ways to be of service to others. I have also been active in local political organizations that support my beliefs in the importance of family and good values. I teach a gospel lesson once a month to the women at church. I always learn much more than I teach as everyone participates and adds to the lessons. I really enjoy working with the youth and have participated in girl's camp and a pioneer trek reenactment with youth ages 14 - 18.