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Hi I'm Deana

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Utah. I am the oldest of 9 children. I'm married with 3 children of my own...so far.

About Me

I am a mother of 3 and hope to have more. I love being a mom more then anything in the world. I also get to play mom to my 2 nieces and 1 nephew most the week since i watch them while their parents work. My newest hobby is cake decorating. I worked in a store bakery for awhile, and their decorator had to have surgery. I kind of got thrown into the position and liked to so much more then I ever thought I would. My husband last year bought me an air brush gun so I could use it for home and I've been making family and friends cakes ever since. I also love to sing. It was the first thing I ever remember loving to do. I love to read, and hope my kids will have the same passion. Once my kids are older and in school I also plan to go back and get my nursing degree. I want to wait until they are bigger since I feel strongly about being a stay home mom for them especially when they are young. My husband and I feel that is my best place even though it means not always having a lot of money.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. As I became a teenager I didn't always feel excepted by the girls my age that were in my ward. Many of my friends weren't LDS. As time went on instead of me helping my friends get closer to the church I started to pull away. I started to do things that were wrong, and stopped going to church. Eventually, I got pregnant out of wedlock and started to see things a bit different. I started praying again about what I should do with this child that I was to have. After much prayer I was given the answer that the baby wasn't to be mine. I learned that I couldn't do this without the help of my Heavenly Father. It was the hardest thing that I ever did. I learned that no matter what mistakes we make Heavenly Father will always be there for us and provided a way for us to return to Him. That He is always waiting for us to come back to Him. All we have to do is have the desire and let Him help lead us back. Now the Lord has blessed me with 3 children that were meant to be mine. Through my experience I was able to not only bless another family who was unable to have a child, but I was able to become such a better mom from that experience. I was able to come back to the church by learning about the atonement and the Savior's love for me. That He died felt every tear, every heartache, and every sin that I ever and will ever do and He did it willingly. I know with all my heart that this is His true church. That the Savior died for me and loves me. That without Joseph Smith I wouldn't feel complete because He helped restore the gospel. My heart is so full of love for the gospel. I know its true.

How I live my faith

I am currently in the nursery with the young children, under 3. I LOVE it. I love being with these young children teaching them the simplest principals of this gospel. It reminds me of all the things that seem so basic but are what this church is built on. I have also been a teacher for the children who are a bit older but not teenage. I am a visiting teacher also. I love serving the women who I get the privilege to go teach each month. I feel such a friendship with each of them. I'm excited when I can just go and visit with them so that they can feel that someone out there is there for them. Many times, I've felt in my own life, that I didn't think that anyone was there for me and getting a visit from other sisters in the ward just turned my day around. I want that to be felt by the women I serve as well. They brighten my day as i visit with them as much as I hope I brighten theirs.