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Hi I'm Holly

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Southern California and now live in beautiful Northern Idaho.

About Me

I am a mother, a grandmother, a doctor and a wife. I have a diversity of hobbies and enjoyable activities. I am an instrument-rated pilot (small aircraft), I play piano, ride ATV's and jet skiis with my husband, camp, hike and volunteer for many activities. I have two dogs, 1 husband, 10 kids and 22 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Nazarene church and loved it. As a teen I was deeply involved in church activities, but always felt something was missing. I used to ask my pastor "why don't we have a living prophet today?" "Why don't we receive revelations?" "Why don't we receive the guidance that followers of Christ all throughout time enjoyed, during a time that we need it so badly?" I never got a good answer. During the summers I attended the Church of Christ, and during college I attended the Baptist and Methodist churches. Something was always missing. When I married my first husband he was following an eastern philosophy that included a living guru. That initially satisfied me until I realized that Christ was missing. They believed Christ was just another prophet. He was rarely discussed. So once again, something was missing. After we divorced, I never went back. I spent the next 8 years searching. I went from church to church, listening, feeling, observing. I had a strong spirituality, but there was an emptiness I couldn't seem to fill. When I met my current husband and it was inevitable that we would be married, I consented only on the condition that we went to church together. He was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and when he asked what I thought of the LDS Church, I replied that I knew little except that they seemed to have high moral values and were both family oriented and Christ-centered. So we started to go to Church. I had the missionaries come to teach me and everything fit! The LDS Church filled all the holes, all the questions and missing pieces. Now a member for 13 years I am still in love with this Church! The depth of spiritual growth has been very satisfying. I feel loved and included. I appreciate the structure and the goals of the church and the sense that all are striving for eternal salvation. This is the most Christ-centered Church I have ever been to!

How I live my faith

I currently teach the adult Sunday School, called "Gospel Doctrine Class". I have found that not only do I help others, who frequently tell me how much I have enriched their lives, but also, my life has been enriched because of the extra study and prayer that goes into teaching and as well as the participation of the Church Members. I have 4 women that I have the priviledge of visiting on a monthly basis. An inspired program, "Visiting Teaching", where we teach each other, ensure the women we are responsible for are doing okay, and creating wonderful bonds of friendship, is truly a remarkable program and I enjoy being a part of it. Music is an important part of any Church program and I enjoy choir and playing piano (even though I am just learning to play in front of others since I only started to learn to play piano after I turned 50). Being of service is a wonderful act of charity - of the Pure Love of Christ, and is an important part of this Church and has enriched me as I am in service of others.