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Hi I'm Charlene

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend, and a microbiologist. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My mother married a non-member, which made it difficult for her to practice her LDS religion. But she did have my two sisters and I baptized when we turned eight. I occasionally attended church. After graduating from college, I married my high school sweetheart in a civil wedding. I taught chemistry and microbiology in small colleges and currently work and manage a microbiology lab. The missionaries visited my family, which lead to my daughter, son, and husband being all baptized. We were then all sealed together for time and all eternity. Since that day, my life has been sweeter, richer, and so much more satisfying.

Why I am a Mormon

My great grandmother crossed the plains with only one pair of shoes, which she would not wear until she entered the Salt Lake valley. I have always been a member but it took the faith of my daughter to help me to realize the importance of the Gospel. With this renewed faith, my husband and son also gained a testimony of the truth of the Gospel which enabled us to be sealed in the temple. Since then, my life has been blessed every day. I try every day to be a better person. Although it has not always been easy, I know and realize it will be absolutely worth following the teachings of the restored Gospel. I smile every time I think about the fact that I will be with my family for eternity. Knowing of the tremendous sacrifices my ancestors made in my behalf, I will always keep the commandments out of respect for these ancestors.

How I live my faith

Every day I make a point to be nice. Plain and simple. I smile. I laugh. I try not to be grumpy, mean, negative, or evil. I enjoy working with the youth and young adults. They are always so willing to serve others in a positive way. They give me so much hope for the future.