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Hi I'm Debbie

I love genealogy, history, gardening, and music. I'm a wife, mother of five, grandmother of eleven children, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love finding out about my ancestors and traveling to the places where they lived. While family history and genealogy are my main hobbies, I also enjoy working in the garden, playing the piano and spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren. I enjoy living in one of our Heavenly Father's most beautiful creations - the Pacific Northwest.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the LDS church in England as a teenager, when she heard the missionaries preach the gospel in a park. My father's ancestors joined the church in Georgia in the late 1880's. Even though I was raised in the Mormon Church, I studied other Faiths and the tenets of other religions. I was taught the gospel and raised with high standards, but still needed to find out for myself if the LDS faith was indeed Christ's true church, having all of the same beliefs and doctrines as the church that He established when he was here on the earth. Leaving home for college put me at a crossroads in my life. I had to decide if the Mormon church that I was raised in was where I was going to continue to anchor my life, or if I was going to abandon the truths I had been taught, and go my own way. After much study, prayer, and putting the principles I had learned in my early years to the test, I gained a solid testimony that has withstood the test of all of my life's challenges, and I am further committed every day to follow the example of my parents and put into practice the principles that the Savior taught. My testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel as found in the LDS church is the joy of my life and I am grateful every day that I am a member. I have learned that true happiness is found through following Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I presently serve in the Church in our organization for women, called the Relief Society, where our purpose is to bring the women of the church to Christ, by helping them live up to their divine potential as daughters of our Father in Heaven through service to their families and to others. I enjoy working on the humanitarian efforts that the women of the church organize to help those in our community and in other parts of the world. We make quilts, visit the sick, and volunteer in our community. These hours spent in service help me in a small way, to understand the great sacrifice that our Savior gave for me and help me to follow him, by trying to live as he did.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes. There have always been living prophets upon the earth. It would make no sense that God would be involved in the affairs of his children in the past by providing them with guidance through living prophets, and not continue to do the same thing today - especially in the troubled times we live in. The prophet of the Church is a living prophet, sent for our time and our age. And while we can look to the words of the prophets of the past for guidance, we hearken to the words of a living prophet who speaks under inspiration as a mouthpiece for the Lord. He is our watchman at the tower. The things that our living prophets speak to us about are: living clean and pure lives by adhering to high moral values, strengthening our homes and families, serving others, avoiding pornography and other societal ills, sharing the gospel with others, and above all - following the Savior's example. Show more Show less