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Hi I'm Diana

I am an adult convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a widow with two grown children and one brand-new beautiful grandchild. I enjoy reading the classics, sewing and handwork, and most especially genealogy research. I have been a stay-at-mother and a working full-time sole provider for my children. I completed an undergradulate degree in business with an emphasis in accounting and worked for a financial planning group. I have lived in many different states with cold climates and now enjoy the warmth of desert living. I am now retired and devote most of my time to church and community service. I have enjoyed being a hospice worker.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because after much study of the standard works of the LDS Church and Gospel Principles the Holy Ghost witnessed to me that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ. I lived in Utah for six wonderful years many years prior to joining the Church. My neighbors and LDS friends were loving and kind to me. And, at the time, I thought "this is how people should treat one another." When I moved to Idaho for work my Lutheran Church was conducting a comparative religion class. I volunteered to teach the section on the LDS Church out of respect and love of my LDS friends back in Utah. That study started me on the path to joining the Church, but not for many years. The class was very well received and I was invited to teach the class in Boise to the School of Lay Theology. During my study of the doctrine of the LDS Church the Holy Ghost caused a burning in my breast when I knelt in prayer and sincerely asked if this was the true Church. A scripture passage in the Book of Mormon guided me to this action. However, at the time, I did not heed this guidance and it was many more years before I again knelt and in humble supplication asked if this was the true Church of our Savior. The answer was the same. It is! This was a big decision for me as it would cause a division in my Lutheran family. But, I have never regretted my decision. My family has come to accept my decision and I have never been happier with in my life.

How I live my faith

I am currently a leader in the women's organization in my Ward. I have the spiritual and temporal responsibility of about 95 sisters. It is a great responsibility and a wonderful opportunity to serve Heavenly Father and the sisters of my Ward. I enjoy teaching spiritual messages and visiting the women of my Ward in their homes. They are a loving, talented and service oriented people. As I teach, I gain an ever deeper understanding of the holy scriptures and the teachings of our Church leaders. In the past I have been responsible for coordinating compassionate service efforts within our Ward. It is a very satisfying feeling to help others in their time of need. I have also been a teacher of family history reseach. It is very gratifying to help people to find and come to know their ancestors. I live my faith every day. It is a life style that I love. I have become a kinder, more loving person since joining the LDS Church. The guidance I receive from the Holy Spirt every day is a treasured gift. I know I am where I should be doing what I should do. I will be eternally grateful for my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.