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Hi I'm Dolores

I like to weed in the garden. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to do most any kind of activity that keeps my mind busy. Puzzles of all kinds are challenging and interesting. I especially like jigsaw puzzles and sudoku but any other kind are fun. I like traveling and have been from coast to coast. I try to keep active so my body will remain strong and healthy as age creeps up on me. That is a huge challenge! My husband and I have served 2 missions in Ecuador for a length of time of almost 4 years. We have also served a mission in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. We met some wonderful people from all over the world and have tried to share our excitement for finding our families from the past. I went to college many years after I graduated from high school and managed to get an Associates Degree. My great desire is to return and earn a Bachelor's Degree and more if time, money and the Lord allow me to. Our family is all over the United States and have given us 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Life is great but growing old is not for sissies!!!

Why I am a Mormon

In school, my circle of friends had discussions to consider the great questions of life. One of them concerned an all knowing, all loving, and all merciful God. Why would he allow a few people who knew his Son, Jesus Christ, to be saved and all else would be dammed to hell. No one in our group knew the answer and some questioned the existence of this kind of god. It is no wonder then, when two missionaries knocked on my door some years later, that I invited them in. They had the answer to this question and I wanted to know more. As they unfolded God's great plan of salvation for all of his spirit children, I became convinced that this kind of religion was for me and I became a member. I have never regretted it. The knowledge and faith that I have gained have helped me through many troubles that are common to humankind. I know that Jesus, the Christ, died to save my soul and grant me eternal life. I know He loves all of us and that we can all have the same gift if we pattern our lives after His. I know that all churches are good and have truths that they accept, but this Church has the fullness of truth and the path to return to our Father in Heaven. How great is our God who has given us prophets to teach us like he did in Biblical times. He is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. I just love Him.

How I live my faith

I have opportunities to learn new skills and share them with others as I teach and help others. I have developed skills in genealogy and can now help others to find their family members who lived long ago. I have developed skill in music and now lead and teach the children songs of faith and power. I have responsibility to share uplifting thoughts to a few women in my area to help them with life's troubles. Most of what I have learned about teaching and leading groups has come as a result of the training the Church offers. I attend church meetings regularly to keep my mind on spiritual matters and to learn more about the scriptures that tell me of my Savior, Jesus. I find that by sharing what I have been given, my own knowledge, faith, and strength grow. It seems the more I give, the more I have. I have volunteered with the local parent teacher associations, the American Red Cross, and various other organizations in my area. It is good to work for the benefit of others in my community. As we work together, our community is better. I like to know that my contribution helps make the world a better place.