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Hi I'm Rayanne

I am a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a neighbor and a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a stay-at-home mom who has helped supplement our income by babysitting, teaching piano lessons and helping with the ELL program in the schools. I have seven children, 5 are married, one is attending college and one a junior in high school. I have 15 sweet grandchildren. I have been married to my sweetheart for 34 years. I live in a small community where I help out with school activities, I am a member of the hospital auxiliary and enjoy serving others. I was a La Leche League leader for 13 years. I spent 18 months working as a missionary in Peru in my early 20's. I love music; besides teaching piano, I enjoy singing in church and community choirs.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by a Mormon mother and a non-Mormon father in an area where there were few members of or church. I liked the standards of the church for youth, that encouraged me to make good grades, seek good friends, be involved in wholesome school and church activities. I had a desire to help others and at 21 spent 18 months as a missionary in Peru where I learned to love people of another culture through helping them. Since becoming a mother, I am grateful for the guidance of those same church standards that have helped me raise strong children who also want to help their families and communities be strong. I have felt promptings many times in my life that have helped me know how to help my children when they are in need. I feel fulfilled as a mother and love knowing that I can be with my family not only now but in the next life and that family relationships do not have to end with death. I believe in Jesus Christ and accept HIm as my personal Savior. I know that God still speaks to us today through a prophet, Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

My faith is a part of my everyday life. I make personal and family prayer and scripture study a part of my daily routine. I am a visiting teacher, assigned to visit and be concerned for sisters in my church who I have grown to love through service to them. I have been a teacher of children, youth and adults, and have been strengthened as a parents through working with others in these capacities. I am also involved in service organizations in my community and have tried to teach my children the importance of giving back. I love living in a small community and knowing my neighbors, community and church leaders.