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Hi I'm Barbara Elizabeth

Raised in New York, most of my years I lived in New Hampshire. I now live in Colorado. I am a community volunteer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife of 41 years, married to a great man and I am a grandmother of ten. I home schooled my children for 10 years when they were young - rather a pioneer in this now common endeavor. Most of my life I lived in New Hampshire, where I raised goats, chickens, turkeys and pigs and all our own vegetables. I love volunteering, especially in emergency preparedness. I volunteer with Red Cross, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, in local schools, I teach CERT ( Community Emergency Response Team), teach HAM radio (KD0LDS), work with ARES, and volunteer with the police department when needed. I have a background in geology, legal research, have taught science and special education, have a Masters Degree in Herbology work part time as a nanny. I enjoy hunting, fishing and camping and even joined the Polar Bear Club in Barrow, Alaska three days after the ice went out of the Arctic Ocean! Nearly all of my family is in the United States, but I do have family in Venezuela, Colombia and Belize.I find the foods of Venezuela so much more to my liking! I love sharing the gospel - sharing that we have a Prophet of God on the Earth today, just like Moses! and sharing all it has given me in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young, I went to a religious school. I always knew I had a Father in Heaven, but I didn't feel right about what they taught happens to you after you die. When I was 10, I had my first of several experiences with anaphylaxis and had a near death experience. This experience taught me much about what happens in life after you die. The love and joy I felt when someone came to take me out of my body are not describable. Years passed and I kept this experience to myself. Then at 13, I encountered the "Mormon" church at the Worlds Fair in Queens, New York, and learned of their beliefs about what happens after you die. I had thought I was the only person that knew the truth, but apparently they knew also! As I left the place where I found others knew of life after death, the man that had taken me out of my body when I had died, came back and said just two words..." It's true" and then he left. I knew from that moment on, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taught what was true. I joined later when I became an adult. It has been the greatest blessing I could ever have received. I have lived through many trials with my health, many financial problems, to include homelessness, along with the normal trials of life, but the gospel has always been there to keep me secure in the knowledge of my Father in Heaven. I know that my Heavenly Father knows all I go through and watches over my family and me always. The hope He gives me for eternal life is a great blessing. Knowing I can go to him and be comforted by his Spirit has helped me through many a trial. I know the Church is true and will give you the strength to deal with any trial you may have in this life.

How I live my faith

I have always been interested in helping others. Before I was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I volunteered with Red Cross, starting at age 16. Since I have joined the church, I have volunteered in many capacities. Most recently I put together an Emergency Preparedness Fair, teaching others how they may better plan for family emergencies. I teach HAM radio classes to help families communicate during disasters, volunteer with ARES and am certified to teach CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and I work with Red Cross during disasters. I assist everyone I can, members and non-members alike, to obtain food storage and learn to become as prepared as they can be to better be able to provide for their families under multiple situations. I help children after school with home work and continue in my church responsibilities of visiting sisters each month to teach them and help them with needs they may have. Just as important, I see that my husband also is able to visit the families for whom he is responsible so he may see to their needs. I enjoy sharing the knowledge I have of the gospel with others, hoping that others will partake of its many blessings.