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Hi I'm Dianna

I grew up in Denver Colorado. I worked for 30 years and now am retired. I am the first member of my family to join the church.

About Me

I am 67 years old and married for 30 years to my high school sweetheart. I have never been able to have children of my own but I seem to pick up other people's children as I navigate through life. I worked for the same company for 30 years and have been retired for 12 years. I really enjoy retirement and have become a snow bird. Colorado winters are cold so we go to Texas in the winter. I enjoy making quilts by hand. I do not use a machine. Most quilters think that I am crazy but I really enjoy using my hands and I find it very relaxing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a Catholic for 38 years . I ran into my old boyfriend at my 20 year high school reunion. He asked me out to lunch and gave me a Book of Mormon. He said he was a Mormon. He ask me to go to church with him and I learning the doctrine of the church. The Catholic church could never explain the trinity to me and told me children that die and are not baptized can not go to Heaven. I never believed that. I learned in the Mormon church that Heavenly Father has a body, Jesus Christ has a body, and the Holy Ghost is a spirit. I learned that people who are not baptized before they die can still receive the blessing of baptism. A person can be baptized in their behalf. I learned that we have a prophet on the earth today that directs the church by revelation and that all member can receive personal revelation for themselves. All these things made sense to me and I joined the church after I learned them.

How I live my faith

I try to live the two commandments talked about in the Bible. Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Loving God means to be obedient to his commandments. One of the important commandments is trying to keep the Sabbath Day holy. I don't go shopping or do any commercial business on Sunday. I do not drink or smoke. I try to be honest in all my dealings with everyone. I keep my word and pay all my bills. In trying to help my neighbor, my husband and I served an 18-month mission for the church and served in Ghana, West Africa. The church has a program that allows me to do my genealogy and we go to the temple often.