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Hi I'm Brenda

I grew up in northern California and now live in Arizona. I am a mother and wife and I am a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in Redding California, up in the Pines and by Lake Shasta. I married and moved here to Arizona about 23 years ago. I miss the greenery and the changing of the seasons. I was however lucky to take my children home to visit for the summers to get out of the heat. I have a boy 22 and girl 17. They make me who I am today. My life has always been centered around them since I have been married. I am there to drop them off at school and to pick them up to hear about their day. I always loved planning outings for us and having craft day once a week. I do a little scrapbooking to preserve memories. I grew up playing sports and doing whatever I could to be outside. I enjoy jet skiing and quading. I prefer going to sporting events over going to a play or musical.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the church. It was very difficult to be a member and follow the commandments where i lived because there were maybe 5-10 youth in my area. There comes a time in everyone’s life, weather a member or not, when they have to find out where they are going in life. Around the age of 20 is when I needed to find out which road i wanted to take. Do I go the way of the world? or the way of the Lord? I had to figure out what would make me the happiest. What kind of person do I want to be. What kind of person do I want to marry and how to raise my children. Pretty much find out why am I here. I started by praying and asking for guidance in my life. Next came really diving into the scriptures and coming to understand the gospel and the plan that my Heavenly Father has for me. I learned that we are really children of God and that Heavenly Father has a plan for each one of us. Each one of has a specific purpose in this life. Each one of us matter to God. When I read the Book of Mormon I know that what is written is true and that it testifies that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. I know that we are here on this earth to learn to trust in Jesus Christ and to do our best each day as we try to follow his teachings and commandments. We are here to learn to love one another and serve each other. Jesus Christ lives and loves each one of us. He wants us to succeed in this life and to return home one day to live with him and our Father in Heaven with our families. Families are the central focus of his plan. About 7 years ago my husband was in a serious motorcycle accident. We had a couple years of recovery and very little income. We had to move in with family. I got through this trial with the help of family and my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessings have been poured down upon our family.

How I live my faith

How I live my Faith. I live it every day trying to do my best and serve my family. There are service projects that i help in. We have a community garden each summer and give the food that is grown there to our local food bank. My daughter and the older youth visit the food bank about 4 times a year to help out by packing food into boxes to be delivered. Families also have the oppertunity to clean our church every saturday. We learn to respect and take care of what the Lord has given us by doing this.