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Hi I'm Wendy

I'm a Mormon. I have lived in Arizona my whole life and I'm proud to be a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home wife and mother, I have 5 children with 4 still at home.I have been married to my prince charming for almost 24 years!!! Even though there are challenges with being a mom and wife, I wouldn't change it for anything. I am a cosmetologist that doesn't do hair, but loves to do pedicures. Strange, but true! I was adopted when I was 3 days old and was raised in the church. I found my Birth Mother and three half sisters a year ago and it has been the best experience! They are not members of this church, but have had an open mind when I have explained the church to them. I am currently the Primary President in my ward, which is over the 18 months -11 year old children.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I have been a member all my life, I don't know where I would be without the Church in my life. Being adopted has really made me reflect on what could have been if I had stayed with my Birth Mom. She is an excpetional woman, but is not a member. What she did for me by giving me to the wonderful parents I have , was the greatest gift she could have ever given me. The Gospel has given me the confidence I need to be a wife, mother, daughter, friend and aunt. I live the teachings and commandments as well as I can. I'm not perfect by any means, but I try to live each day to return to my loving Heavenly Fathers arms. I know we are lead and guided by a prophet of God, he would never lead us astray. This church is a loving church and I find strength to overcome the everyday trials that the world has.

How I live my faith

I am over the 18 months to 11 year old children in my ward. These beautiful children make me want to be a better person and leader. It is a challenge at times, but with the Lords help and knowing he is there, gives me the strength to do anything I am asked to do. Hearing their sweet voices when they sing or hear their testimonies of the gospel, lifts my spirits. By being their leader, I feel that I need to be a good example to them. I want them to see that what I tell them, I will also do it. I see them in the grocery stores and I can give them a hug and let them know how important they are and that Jesus loves them unconditionally. I am also very involved in our school district. I take tickets at the home games, and this gives me the opportunity to talk with people in our community. I love this job, even though its only for a few months a year. I want others to see how happy I am and try to brighten their day.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Wendy
I feel that we are called a cult because people are afraid of the unknown. There are people that preach that we have horns or that we can't do anything. I feel that as an individual you should search out our beliefs and see for yourself what its all about. Don't take someone elses thoughts or ideas without researching for yourself. There is a lot of misconceptions about Mormons. All we are trying to do is to live righteously and be good friends and neighbors. We believe that there is a Heavenly Father, his son is Jesus Christ and that the Holy Ghost is a spirit in us to help us in our daily lives. I personally would be totally lost if I didn't have the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less