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Hi I'm Debbie

I was born and raised in Colorado. I am almost a history teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of two young children and have recently remarried. I am almost done earning my teaching license as a history teacher. I went back to school as a single mom with an infant and a toddler and now only need to complete my student teaching in the spring.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ("Mormon"). This is not why I am still a Mormon. I did briefly stop going to church when I moved away from home and I was filled with lonely emptiness. I never wondered if the Bible or Book of Mormon were true. I never doubted the Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ did appear to Joseph Smith in a grove of trees. I lacked to personal conviction to live the gospel every day. I wasn't complete until I went back to church. I prayed to my Heavenly Father to know-- to FEEL that this church was his church-- his true church. That feeling did not come immediately. I continued to pray and wait for that answer. One morning, when I least expected it, I had an overwhelming feeling that I cannot deny. I don't know how to describe the feeling other than that I felt warm, peaceful, confident, loved. I still remember where I was sitting. That feeling allowed me to know for myself that this church is the true church and is led by Jesus Christ. It was like coming home. I knew that I never again wanted to be without this feeling. Being a Mormon takes dedication every single day. Following the doctrine of this church brings me more happiness than I can describe. I can feel the love of My Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I love them. I love my family.

How I live my faith

I have had many different jobs in the church. I have taught ages ranging from 3 years old to 93 years old. I have taught girls to do simple things like knit hats and then donate them to children's hospitals. I have led groups of girls on overnight trips into the mountains and been with them at camp. I have taught lessons to the adult women in my church as well as the children. These jobs have taught me to work hard for others and to deeply love those that I serve. I have loved other children like my own and even shed tears when the triumph or when they hurt. Working hard to serve others in ways that I feel would please the Lord has brought me so much more happiness than I could have imagined.