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Hi I'm Judy

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Indiana and joined the church when I was age 18.

About Me

I'm married to a wonderful guy, and we have five grown daughters. We also have 3 granddaughters and a grandson. I was raised in Indiana, but lived in Ohio for over 22 years. We recently moved to Texas a little over a year ago. I enjoy quilting when I have spare time. I also have done an extensive amount of family genealogy and have helped many other's search out there families. I am a people-person and my husband says that I don't know a stranger.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I studied it's history and doctrine. Most important, I prayed to know for myself that it was true doctrine. The the power of the Holy Ghost, I got my answer... and I could not deny the power of the Holy Ghost. I made the decision to convert and be baptized. It was the best decision of my life. Sometimes in life, we don't always make 'good decisions', and I'll be the first to admit that there have been times that I made some majorly 'poor decisions'. I guess that is just part of growing up... sometimes we learn by trial and error in this life. I know that whenever I have followed my Savior's example, I've been the happiest. Some people may say that attending a structured church organization might be confining, but actually, the opposite is true... obedience to the gospel brings joy, happiness and peace. Anyway, I love the church and know that it is true. It has changed my life for the good.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am the president of the women's group at our church. (Ages 18 and up.) I love working with these wonderful ladies. We have week day classes to fellowship with one another and learn new skills. We also have spiritual lessons on Sundays. The best part of what I get to do is giving service and let each of them know that they are loved and cherished. I have set a goal to try to reach out to at least one "sister" each day. We do all sorts of services for each other. It could be anything imaginable... taking a meal to a new mom, or someone whom is sick, helping with small children so a family can pack to move into their new home, lending a 'listening ear' or a 'shoulder to cry on'. I've driven my sisters to the physical therapy, visted them while in the hospital, welcomed each of them when they have moved to the area. I've given them spiritual lessons, helped clean their homes, served at weddings and sadly, at funerals. I've called them to let them know I'm thinking about them. Sometimes, service is a friendly smile to brighten their day. I truly love 'My Sisters'. Now, let me add that there are about 140 sisters that attend my church, but not all of them actively come each week, so I try to seek out the ones that we don't see very often. And, 'My Sisters' are also the ladies in my community that are not members of my church. I try to reach out to them too, and have reached out to many of them as well.