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Hi I'm Paula

Born in Salt Lake City, but didn't convert to the church until I was 19. I grew up in the hill country of Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Quilting, reading, and grandchildren are my passions. Married for 43 years to my sweetheart, we were blessed with five children (one girl and 4 boys), and 14 grandchildren, the treasures of my life. Carl was in the Army for 20 years and I was blessed to make many friends and live in several places, Panama being the favorite. I met my husband after he had returned from his mission and was giving a talk in my ward, I was speaking on the same progam. I grew up in Texas and still have a slight Texas drawl, so I'm told. I was raised by my grandparents after my parents divorced when I was 12, and college was not afforadable. Instead I had a long line of jobs and great experiences, my last being the office manager for a cardiology office. Retirement will never make a couch potato out of me; I intend to stay busy doing worthwhile projects and serving others. Through the ups and downs of life, I have felt very loved and happy, and that's a good thing!

Why I am a Mormon

My sister and I joined the Methodist Church when I was twelve. There I was taught to love the Savior and to know who He was. When I was nineteen I was referred by a family friend to the missionaries of the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Chruch). I had all the lessons and knew that what I was hearing was true; it felt right, and it answered questions that had bothered me. I have always been aware of God and Jesus Christ and through the church teachings they have become so real in my life. The Atonement of the Savior is real. He died for all of us so that we can live again after this life. It has become a guiding influence in my life and has helped me to make choices that will keep me straight with the Lord. I'm a Mormon because I have studied, prayed, and know that I made the right decision way back in 1964.

How I live my faith

My husband and I just returned home after serving an 18 month full time mission for the Lord at a church historical sight. I loved the work and I loved serving the Lord Jesus Christ. Before the mission I attended church faithfully and accepted callings in the Ward (congragation). I have served in the Relief Society (womens organization), Young Women, Primary (children 18 mo. to 12 yrs.) ,and Sunday School. It has all been so rewarding! Some may say we have to work too hard in the church, but I don't feel that is at all correct! In the scriptures we read that "...when we are in the service of our fellow beings, we are only in the service of our God." That's the way I want to spend the rest my life.