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Hi I'm Vicki

I'm a wife, mother, sister, grandmother. I am a daughter of loving Heavenly Parents. I joined the church years ago. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Having struggled with health problems all my life and literally missing half of school, I was the shyest of the shy when I joined the church. I overcame the shyness by serving in many unpaid church positions. At work, I have spoken to groups of hundreds of people at a time with the skills I learned at church. My parents thought that, because of my health, I would always live with them. With the help of Heavenly Father and my wonderful husband, I have studied physics and history, worked when needed and raised four wonderful children. Now I get to enjoy some of the fruits of that labor, being with my children and their families. Life isn't easy, but oh what joys it can bring.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not raised with any religion, but even as a small child I used to say prayers and wonder about God. When standing in line in college, a friend started telling me about some ancient people who traveled from the old world to the new. I have always loved history and thought he was talking about something he had learned in class. I read the Book of Mormon and then went on to read the Bible, both within six weeks. It felt right, but I knew this was a life changing commitment. So, many weeks were spent in prayer. Then one day I was sitting in a church meeting, listening to a man speak and I knew that, yes, he was an apostle of the Lord! And I knew that all the things I had been studying were true! Once you know it is true, why would you not change your life to live it? It helps so much with all the trials in life. And I now know how much Heavenly Father loves me. Knowing the great plan of happiness, I want to one day return to Him with all my family.

How I live my faith

When people are sick or having problems, I organize the women at church to help. If they need meals or rides, laundry done or their house cleaned or children cared for, we can help. For big projects, like painting a house, we ask the men or youth to help. There are several women I visit each month. One of my favorite things to do is teach. Whether I am teaching about Jesus or our state government, it is fun. I try to be a good listener, for those who need someone to talk to. And I try to smile and be cheerful and kind. That may sound old fashioned, but you would be surprised at the response strangers give when you smile and are polite or patient.