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Hi I'm Barbara Tucker Dumont

I'm a Mormon. I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. I am now living in Gilbert, Arizona. For 30 years I taught school in Mesa.

About Me

My background is as colorful and diverse as my personality! My forefathers helped settle this valley in the desert. They were miners, farmers, cattlemen for the most part. Others homesteaded in the Oklahoma dust bowl. They were Mormon Pioneers, Catholic, Southern Baptist. They survived the great depression, drought, sickness and every conceivable hardship including war. Unfortunately when I was one year of age, I contracted polio. I remained in the hospital for one year. Many of my dear little friends died, many ended up in wheel chairs. Fortunately I lived to be a student leader, graduate from college with a Masters Degree, and have a good husband and children. Our children are now married and are spread from Hawaii, Colorado, Washington and Connecticut in the good ole USA. Yes! We do have grandchildren! My husband and I live on a ranch where we raise black angus cattle and have horses. We are also missionaries helping people with employment. For thirty years I was an educator and taught first and second grade students. In 2006 I became the Arizona Walmart Teacher of the Year and decided I had accomplished and enjoyed every minute working with children, it was the perfect time to retire! Probably what describes me the most is I am a "PEOPLE PERSON". Meeting people and being with people is what I do best.

Why I am a Mormon

If people ask me what my greatest asset has been in life, I without thought tell them my faith and relationship with my Heavenly Father, his Son Jesus Christ. They know that they come first in my life. Every trial, from polio to the death of my dear parents, has been easier because I understand what Heavenly Father wants and how that can make life happier and better. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we are taught the attributes and the mission of Jesus Christ. He is my Savior and died for me. How much easier life has been personally when I repented and practiced forgiveness. Coming from a great family, I often am asked, "I come from a dysfunctional family, why is your family huge and they functional so well?" With out a doubt is is the gospel principles, and the importance that the LDS Church places on the family unit. In this day and age with the recession, world turmoil, natural disasters... the scriptures and this church strengthen and educates me, where I have little fear or doubt about my future. This church is a church of love, service, and acceptance. Everyone is invited, we serve everyone. We are taught to hold up our neighbor and to take on the burdens as if they were our own. Without any pressure to join the Mormon faith my grandfather, father, uncle, friends, and after 27 years my very own husband joined the church! They saw, they lived with, they grew to love the people in the church, then they finally without any pressure asked if the missionaries would come and teach them. This church is true they could not deny it and either could I. I have never seen such a wonderful change in any human being as I have seen after their conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

In the Mormon faith everyone has a job! I have taught the children, youth, and adults. I have lead the music, sang in the choir and cleaned the building. I have been a speaker in the church since I was about five years old. (Surprise! If you join this church they will use every talent you possess and you will be asked to speak in front of the entire congregation!) Unfortunately, they have even had me play the piano, which with bad legs, is not easy, but we learn that callings come from Heavenly Father and "HE" know his children well. Come visit a Mormon church. You will see everyone working! It is like a beehive! Often I attend interfaith meetings, or join my friends of differing faiths. I am very inquisitive and I have found we believe and live by many of the same principles. My friends know they can ask me any question about the church. They have found many times that false doctrine about the church has been spread around and they know we can communicate without me getting upset. For two years my husband and I are on a mission working in the welfare department of our church, as employment resource missionaries. We are blessed to help anyone and everyone that comes through our doors. The church provides everything free. Anyone can register on ldsjobs.org, go to workshops, get help in writing resumes, interviewing, and many other resources are available. NOW I can understand why Christ first fed the hungry and administered to the sick. NOW I can understand the love Heavenly Father has for his children, no matter what circumstances they are in. NOW I can see why we shouldn't judge. The biggest hero I have got to know all year is a transient who gave his only bus ticket to a woman from Ethiopia, who stood crying. He had probably the least to give and gave all he probably had. It is a privilege to serve these people, Heavenly Father, and be a member of this church. I am blessed and want you to be blessed too!