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Hi I'm Judy

I'm a daughter, sister, mom, grandma and great-grandma and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a random thinker,  interested in so many things that life is a never-ending adventure. At my age my great-grandchildren keep me up with the latest music, technology and science. I don't understand it all but who does? I enjoy opera but not screechy sopranos, jazz but not a screechy sax. I've had the opportunity to live in Australia as a teen and Alaska as a child. My husband and I would love to travel more but we did spend 9 weeks traveling to and around Alaska in our little motorhome after we retired. Like a lot of "old" people, we enjoy visiting with folks who have been where we've been. Physical, mental and spiritual health are important to me and I try to spend a little time each day working on and learning about each one.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with many differing Christian faiths around me in my extended family. And in school, we learned of other faiths and religious leaders. My desire to follow Jesus Christ has been strong since I was at least 7 years old. During a difficult time in my life I turned to the Savior for guidance and comfort. When the missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints knocked on my door - within a week of my fervent prayer - I felt the Spirit when I heard what they taught: that Jesus Christ is the Son of our Heavenly Father; that the Lord established His Church again on the earth just as it was when Jesus organized it when He was in mortality and after His resurrection; that there IS a prophet of God on the earth today. These things just sounded right to me. It did take awhile before I was comfortable accepting the Book of Mormon as the Word of God but I knew, through prayer, that Joseph Smith was a prophet so the Book had to be true. Since that time I have read the Book of Mormon completely through several times and I now know, without a shadow of a doubt that it was written by people of God under the influence of the Spirit of God.

How I live my faith

What I do at Church: I am in charge of the music for our congregation. I try to have special music in Sacrament Meeting (our most sacred meeting.) My objective is to help bring the Spirit of the Lord to the meeting. I also lead the choir. We have a very small, unprofessional group so finding hymns and other music we can easily learn and present is a problem but we seem to have heavenly help when the time comes. I also look for musical talent in the members to give them a chance to develop it. My husband and I had the chance to participate in a community project to build a pole barn and spruce up the other buildings, bleachers and stock fencing at a fairgrounds. We had paint all over us by the time we were finished. It was fun. There were many faiths working together with horse clubs, the Rotary and anyone else who wanted to bring a brush and grab a bucket of paint. We also work as a couple at the Regional dry-pack cannery to help people with food preservation. We also visit 4 widows and a family each month to see how they are and bring them a spiritual message. I volunteer at our local thrift store once a week - but I get a lot more out of it than I give.