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Hi I'm Dianne

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Dianne. I have six children, three step children, three foster children, and as eight grandchildren. I work as assistant director of a daycare center, and am currently taking college classes in Early Childhood Education.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager in the '60s I was swept away with the turning tides. While I had been raised in a Christian home, I adopted the belief that there wasn't a god. My peers and I were convinced that right and wrong, good and evil were all determined by what was acceptable to society. I wasn't happy with all my choices, but without a solid basis for how to conduct my life, I was on the path to pain and heartache. One day, while I was in a dangereous situation, I received a direct message from our Heavenly Father, words in my head, that gave me direction and saved my life. I have no doubt that the words I had heard were from God. Now I knew three things, for a fact: there is a God, and, even though there are billions of people in the world, he knows me personally; and he loves me. I began to study different religions in order to decide what to do with my newfound knowledge of God. When I spoke with Mormon missionaries, they provided me with insight I hadn't received anywhere else. They told me they knew the Church was true, but I doubted that anyone could have such a sure knowledge. The missionaries explained how it feels when the Holy Ghost testifies. I realized that a person can have a sure knowledge. The burning in the bosom, or fullness in the chest that they described was the same feeling I had when the Spirit saved my life. If that burning could help me know, without a doubt there is a God, it could tell me the truth of all things.

How I live my faith

I joined the church, and I never looked back. I was so happy to have a sure foundation to guide my decisions. I no longer adopt the murkey idea that society sets the bounds, and as society changes, so does what is right and wrong. I have found happiness depends on making good decisions, and the precepts of this church are my guide.