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Hi I'm Debbie

I'm a convert to the church. My family is the most important thing to me and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for 30 years. I'm a mom to three grown children and a nana to six grandchildren. My husband almost died twice in a six month period of time - ten years ago. I've worked my whole married life. I was laid off in January 2010 and went without work for the entire year. I went back to school and made a career change. I've experienced life's ups and downs, but over all, I have been grately blessed and am profoundly thankful for the gospel in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

As my brother and I grew, our family started to splinter and go in different directions. My parents were looking for something that would pull us back and knit us together. I love the Church's teachings about families being eternal, about the plan of happiness - knowing where we came from, why we are here and where we are going. I am deeply appreciative to know that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father, that I can speak to Him in prayer in a loving, thoughtful and personal manner any time, any where about any thing; that He has an interest in me and wants me to succeed and return to Him. I know that Jesus Christ is my personal redeemer. Because of that knowledge, His Atonement is more meaningful to me and I try to apply it daily in my life. I'm pleased to know about the importance of covenants - a two way promise between me and Heavenly Father. I know when I do my best to do my part, He will always come through on His part. The gospel makes me want to try to be a better person, every day.

How I live my faith

I personally try to overcome and conquer my fears, fear is not of Christ or Heavenly Father. Faith and fear cannot be in the same place at the same time. I try to do my best in living the two greatest commandments, to love my Heavenly Father with all my might, mind, heart and soul and to love my neighbor as myself. I look for opportunities to support and serve others - even if it's just a hello and a smile, or saying thank-you. I work very hard at trying to live so I can have the Holy Spirit be with me as often as possible. Its influence offers companionship, guidence, direction, knowledge and protection. I try to recognize quickly when I have given offense and it departs from me. I try to be honest with myself, those around me and most importantly, with the Lord - even with my weaknesses and the things I need help in the most. I want to just do my best - for me; and to be supportive and happy for others in their successes. I have to work hard every day on being more forgiving - of myself and of others. Finally, I try to live with gratitude -looking for joy, even in the trials and the hard things we experience in life. I teach 10 year old children every week in Sunday school. They come to our class prepared. Almost all of them have their own scriptures and bring them weekly. They know the difference between the Old and New Testaments, the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants. They are familiar with the stories found in these books. They are eager to learn, fun to be around and are thoughtful with their questions and their answers. They are generous and compassionate and firm in their faith.