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Hi I'm Carolyn

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and a mother of 4 children--two married and two still at home. It's exciting to see our children grow up, get an education, start careers and get married. Our little family is starting to grow! I work as a financial planner and I run a tax preparation business from home. I love to read and I've been a member of a book club that was started 25 years ago. I also garden and actually turned our entire property into vegetable and flower gardens. I also love to research family history. The most recent arrivals in our family tree came to Canada over 100 years ago. The earliest arrivals on my side were here before Canada became a nation in the 1840s and 1850s. On my husband's side, his ancestors arrived from France in the mid-1600s. I love to add names to the family tree and find out their stories.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always attended church since I was ayoung child. My mother and sister and I were active participants in church services and programs. In our teen years my sister and I started to feel that there must be something more so we started to investigate other churches. My sister went to a large exhibition that is held each year in Toronto in the summer. While she was there she saw a presentation put on by some of the missionaries from the church. They were showing a movie about the Saviour. She signed up for a Book of Mormon which was delivered by some missionaries from the church in our local area. They asked if she would like to learn more about the church. Since we were actively studying other religions we said that we were willing to take the missionary discussions. Over the next four months we met with the missionaries in members' homes, attended church services and participated in the other programs and social activities offered by the church. When the missionaries challenged us to be baptized we agreed to go ahead. We knew that the things we'd been taught were true. I remember thinking from the first lesson that what I heard made so much sense and that the gospel was fair to all people. I understood who I was, where I came from and where I could go after ths life. It made perfect sense to me. That was 36 years ago and my sister and I are still going strong. We've raised our families in the church and have had a solid basis of truth and knowledge to teach them. I'm so grateful to be a member of the church.

How I live my faith

When my children were younger I volunteered at their school to try to help their teachers. My children enjoyed having me in the classroom and on school trips as well. I have also participated in community service projects. I have had a number of callings at church. I have taught in the children's program and run the program as Primary President. I have helped in the youth program and worked with the young women for many years teaching on Sundays and organizing and attending weekly activities. I've taught tSunday School lessons and worked with the women in our women's organization, Relief Society. I also helped people work on their genealogy and taught classes to teach them the basics and also volunteered at the Family History Centre which is open to the public. I have been a visiting teacher for over 30 years. The women are assigned to visit two or three other women each month to see how they are doing, assist where needed and to share a brief spiritual message. Most of my energy up to now has gone to my husband and our children as we've built our family. We are looking forward to having grandchildren in the future. Howerer, as our children become independent and after retirement, we will serve a mission for the church and be able to devote our time, for a period of time, to serving God and our fellowman.