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Hi I'm Diana Cochran

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona. I lived across the street from the church and was baptized at the age of 9.

About Me

I am married and have 3 children. I feel very blessed to have them. I love to spend time with my husband and kids outside in the back yard. My 7 year old struggles with Asperger's(high functioning autism). We have been greatly blessed by friends and family who are understanding of our struggles. I have a strong interest in therapies for children with Autism, add, adhd and down sydrome. I am starting school this year and getting my BA in Applied Psychology. It is going to be a long road but I know that I can do it. I am not a great cook but I love to bake for my family. I hate doing the dishes though! I love the saying," We may not have it all together but together we have it all." I just recently joined a stamping/scrapbooking group and I am excited to be involved with them. We sign up to make things and then send them to others in the group.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was 9 years old. The missionaries came to our door step and my sister and I invited them in. We were both baptized an later my brother. I usually went to church on my own though and it was very difficult. I longed to have my family attend with me and enjoy the beautiful spirit that I felt. I prayed everyday that they would come with me but it will only happen in our Heavenly Father's time. I love the church. I love that it is the same teachings and the same spirit no matter what church building you go to any where in the world. I have struggled in my life with depression and feeling like I fit in with others. No matter what my Father in Heaven has been there for me and blessed me with finding the most remarkable friends. I know I was blessed with being able to know that My Savior loves me and that He lives. I knew it was true even at a very young age. My testimony of the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ is still growing. I have struggles day to day just like everyone. I doubt my strength and my patience with everyday life. But when I get on my knees at the end of the day I find peace and comfort knowing that My Father in Heaven and Savior hear my pleas.

How I live my faith

My callings in the church have consisted of putting together play groups, recipe swaps and helping with boy scouts. In the recent past I have taught the children ages 6-7 and now am blessed to teach the 1 1/2 to 3 year olds. I love the little children and feel so loved by them.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Diana Cochran
Te purpose of church welfare is to promote self-reliance and to care for the poor and needy. Those who ask for help are encouraged to do what they can to be self reliant. You are asked to work when you can and if you can. Your asked to try to get help from your family first, then government and then from the church. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Diana Cochran
Family is truely our greatest blessing. They bring us joy, heartache, meaning and love. We will always be apart of a family, whether here on earth or after we die. Having a family gives us meaning, purpose and blessings. We are blessed with children, whether born to us or adopted. We were chosen by our Father in Heaven to helps them learn and grow. We are born into families that may not be perfect or far from it but the experiences we have with them are meant to help us learn. Show more Show less