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Hi I'm Barrie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for nearly 25 years. We have four children - two living on their own. We like to travel, play board games, go boating and see movies together. We try to do one family activity every week. My husband and I work together in his private law practice.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Latter-day Saint is so fulfilling for me. It gives meaning and purpose to my life every single day. I was born to an LDS family and baptized when I was eight years old. My parents taught me that I have a loving Heavenly Father. They taught me that God's commandments are for our protection and happiness. As I have lived my religion, I have come to know for myself that my Heavenly Father has a plan for each of His precious children. I know I can return and live with Him again, as I did before I came to earth. There has never been a time in my life that I have wondered why I am here, where I came from, or where I am going after this life. I believe that I can be with my family forever and that motivates me to focus on my marriage and maintaining strong relationships with my children.

How I live my faith

Over the years, I have done many things to serve in my church. I currently serve the young women in my ward (a ward is like a congregation or parish) as the assistant girls camp director and girls sports director. I also teach Sunday lessons every few weeks. I love the young people! They are amazing, smart and capable. When I see their love for God, coupled with their desire for doing good in the world and getting an education, I have a lot of faith in the future of our world. I have worked with the little children, teaching music and gospel lessons on Sunday. They are beautiful and I always feel inspired when I spend time with them. I have helped clean homes for home bound expectant mothers, prepared meals for families who are sick, or have suffered a tragedy. I have also received much service from the members of the church in my neighborhood. I love being in a ward family. It truly is like a family, with everyone sharing each others joys and burdens. I can't imagine not being part of a ward. It has been a great blessing to me and my entire family.