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Hi I'm Vivian Wayment

I'm a mother & grandmother of six. Our family has lived in Utah, Kansas City, Columbus, Albany and Idaho. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I went to college and graduated with a degree in Nutrition. I worked for a short time as a home economist for the electric company. My husband is a radiologist and I spent twelve years "in school" with him. Because I had a small family, I ran a preschool out of my home and later worked at nights cleaning apartments , while my husband was home studying. I went back to school for a year trying to study for a masters degree in teaching. That really is my love. That was put on hold when number four child came. I ventured to say that I had the worst babies ever--very colicky and was sleep deprived for the first eight months of most of their lives. But they turned out to be the best kids ever!! I am a full time mother and wife.

Why I am a Mormon

My great great great grandma was a Native American, Tabitha. As a baby she was given to a Prescott family and told if they didn't take her, she would die. Her daughter, Polly was a spicey one and lived in New York in the 1800's. One day two Mormon's came to her door. One was the Prophet Joseph Smith who told her about seeing the resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ. She looked him in the eye and warned him, "If your lying, Hell is too good of a place for you!" She and her husband had just help finance another Christian church in the community. The harder she try to prove them wrong, the more sure her testimony came that his reply,"But I'm not" was true. Other ancestors came from Canada, England and Sweden. They knew the man Joseph Smith. They were his neighbors. They talk about how his eyes were different--that they were eyes that had beheld God, the resurrected Savior Jesus Christ! One John Tanner was miraculously healed in the name of Jesus Christ from a lameness that would soon take his limb and then his life. Their lives reflected this convictions. Many of them making the long trip across the ocean and the beastly trail to the Salt Lake Valley. Others gave their fortunes and property. My forefather William Taylor gave his life, dying on the trail fleeing Missouri persecution. His dying words to his children being, "follow the leadership of the church". I am a Mormon because of them. They had great happiness and peace even though there were great sacrifices. There were no regreats.

How I live my faith

I love living on the earth when there is a prophet! I have six children and have needed every word of wisdom the Prophets have given. We are a close family. We try to read a chapter of scriptures each day. We have faithfully had one night--Monday --that we have as a family night. Here we learn and play together. I know my marriage and children lives have been richly blessed from heeding prophet's counsel. We have been speared the heartbreak of drug abuse. We don't drink or smoke. My husband and I have been true to our marriage vows for over thirty years. We have a love for each other that has come as a result of trying to follow the teachings of Christ. We are out of debt and have a food storage for emergency because a prophet urged as to do so. If I wasn't a member I know that my family would have been broken -- there is such an attack on families. The gospel has taught me truths. The greatest blessing is hard to put in to words. But I have had many prayers answered and know that God is aware of me personally. That I am his spiritual daughter and he loves me.