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Hi I'm Adele

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother to two beautiful boys ages 3 months and 15 months, and a wife to an incredibly hard working man. My best friend is my Sister, who also has two boys. I now live in a rural area of Nebraska, which is a far cry from California, where I grew up.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Family struggling with personal issues. It seemed like everywhere we turned there was another obstacle, whether it be drug addiction, alcohol addiction, money issues, housing issues, or my parents struggling to love each other. It finally came to a point where my Dad and Mom separated, and life became even harder. There was more addiction, more housing issues, and our family was broken up. It wasn't hard to feel like God had given up on our family. Sometimes I would pray and pray that God would bring our family back together. After quite a few years I had given up on believing there was a God. I felt He had given up on me. I was also convinced the bible was just a bunch of stories, written by self righteous men. Because, if the bible were true the following would be true of the churches that believed in it: There would be a living prophet, church leaders would not be paid ridiculous amounts of money to do "God's work", members would be held to the standards of the bible and not be able to simply "confess their sins away", and God would be our Father and communicate with us. When I was in 7th grade my Dad came back in to our lives and moved back home. We struggled less and less each year, but it wasn't until my parents brought the missionaries to our home that we started to become whole again. It was at that time that I started to feel what Love felt like. Until then our home had been filled with hurt and anger. I was converted at 17 years old when I was shown that there was a living prophet, the Bishop and local church leaders volunteered their time, there were tough standards that members were expected to follow (as in the bible), repentence was a process, not just a simple answer, and most importantly Heavenly Father communicated to us personally through the Holy Spirit. Since our Family was baptized, I have truly come to feel the absolute blanketing love of our Heavenly Father, and our family is no longer broken.

How I live my faith

As I received the calling of Second Counselor in Primary, my Branch President asked that I read the scriptures everyday. Before that point I lived the words of wisdom, prayed every day, and read the scriptures occasionally. Because I read the scriptures every day, answers, blessings, and love come more freely then they ever have before. Before I go to bed each night I kneel down, and as I pray I also take time to listen. It is at that point every night that I realize just how lucky I am that my family found the church, and that I found the love of Heavenly Father.