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Hi I'm Deanne

I am from Arizona, I am one of 9 kids, I have 4 kids of my own. I love to play, read, eat, and have fun, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of 4 awesome children. One will be graduating from High School this year, and the youngest is just starting kindergarten. ( needless to say we are a busy family :) ) I am hoping to return to school next year to further my education (as soon as I figure out what for) I grew up in a large family, and I love when we all get together to talk, play, laugh, and of coarse eat. :) I enjoy cooking, I love reading good books, and I love good music.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that Joseph Smith at a very young age truely sought out the answer to which church he should join, and was told to join none of them. I believe that the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph and through that and other meetings the Church of Jesus Christ was restored on the earth for us in these days. I believe in the things the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches me, and I have seen and felt the happiness that comes from following those things. I have also seen and felt the sadness and unhappiness that comes from not following these teachings. Today there are so many things that can fill me and my family with sadness and worry, I want to bring things into our lives that can bring joy and happiness. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does that for me and my family...that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have served in many different ways, each way is a new learning experience for me. Serving in the church is just part of who I am, and I can't imagine it being any different. I think it is something I learned from a very young age. I learned by watching my parents serve, I would watch my dad come home from a very hard labor intensive day, he would jump in the shower get ready and with a smile on his face head out to serve in any number of different ways he was asked. The thing I always remember was how happy he was to be heading out to serve. I remember watching my mom, she often would serve (or would help with something) that would involve food. I remember her spending hours in the kitchen working really hard, but I also remember how fun it was where ever she was working. I remember learning that you can be working very hard but still have a great time doing it. I remember the love and kindness that the women and men who worked and served together (in whatever way they were asked) shared. I felt such a happiness just being a part of it, and I still do today. Currently I serve with our young boys in their Cub Scouting program. I love seeing all they accomplish, and I enjoy working with them, and the other men and women who serve with me.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

For me the answers came when I sincerely started asking the questions and started actively looking for the answers. Growing up in a LDS family, the answers were often around me. My parents lived there lives as walking examples of living a Christ centered life. I attended church every Sunday where I was taught many lessons on Christ’s life and how to find answers to questions I was searching for. Until I actually started actively searching for answers to specific questions, I was not sure. I realized that the Lord would not send an answer to an unasked question, or a blanket answer to a general question. I also learned that when I got more specific with the question, the Lord (often times through others) would answer my questions, and still does today. Figure out what question/s you are truly asking, search for yourself, and sincerly ask,and then...listen. Show more Show less