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Hi I'm Donna

I am a military spouse and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a military spouse. We have three daughters. I joined the church when I was 19 years old. My husband is the person who introduced me to the church. I enjoy learning new skills, helping others, crafts of all kinds, and love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because my own personal experiences. The following is just one of many experiences. Before joining the church I attend several different churches. I could not find myself to be “saved” or baptized because I felt there was something missing, there has to be more than what was being taught/preached. When I was about 7 years old, my older brother told me the most devastating thing. He told me that, “When we die and go to heaven our mother will not know us and we are not going to know her..." I can remember how heartbroken I was about the thought that my mom would not know me and I would not know her. So, what was the point of being “good” to get to Heaven, if I was going to be in Heaven without knowing my mom? Years went by and going to any church was hit and miss. About 12 years later, I met my husband. He grew up in the church and even though he was not going to church at the time we met, he did have a strong testimony. He shared his testimony with me and I started meeting with the missionaries. They told me about being a family forever and the love Heavenly Father has for all of his children. Together, my husband and I would meet with the missionaries. He started going back to church and I was baptized. We now have three daughters and after bouts of being inactive and active we are now sealed in the Temple and know that families can be together forever. I know this church is true. I know Joseph Smith received and translated the Book of Mormon. I know he was a prophet of God. I know the Book of Mormon to be true. I am thankful for the missionaries, the testimonies of others, and the blessing Heavenly Father has given to each of us. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I enjoy helping in my community and church. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Chirst for 17 years. During these 17 years, I have been given the opportunity to work with children ranging from 18 months to 12 years of age and young women ages 12-17 years of age. I have volunteer with other men and women in the church in organizing family events, activites, and community service projects. At least once a month I enjoy visiting and getting to know the women and their families (visiting and home teaching). My family and I are currently working on family history and indexing (indexing is copying information from an imagine into a searchable datatbase for others to use for family history research). My two oldest daughters are at the age of being able to do Temple baptisms. My daughters also participate in youth activities. The youth program is amazing. I really wish I knew these standards/values and programs when I was a teenager. We live our faith by being true to ourselves and gospel standards, helping others, and remembering we are all a child of God. We pray together, read scriptures (not as often as we really should, but we're working on it.), and go to church on Sunday. Being a part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints have enable me to become a better person, mothers, wife, and friend. I know my children are growing up with rightoues influences and standards.