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Hi I'm Inez

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single Grandma, with 2 children and 4 grandchildren. I've been single for many years and just realized a few days ago that I missed out on many opportunities to flirt and let guys know I was interested. I'm hoping, lol, that its not to late. I am a full blown American, but my main linage is Alutiq (Alaskan Native) and Scandinavian with a lil Russian, Scottish, and Irish. Altho I proclaim to be Aleut, I was raised Scandinavian. Right now my life is a lil dibilitating as I have DDD (Degenerating Disc Disease), but I find ways to keep myself active. After several years of not being able to work my garden, I was able to get out this year and do my yard. Took me weeks and weeks to do it, but I got it done and what a feeling. I did get the help of my granddaughters, they were so cute. I spent my career life as a Full-Charge bookkeeper, which contributed to an earlier DDD lifestyle, unbeknownst to me. I also used to be a power walker, which contributed to my situation also. They were good years. So currently, I surf the web, play WoW and keep my house clean.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church by watching and noting the example of various mormons; married mormons, family mormons and just mormons walking the street. They were always jovial and one could see the love and joy they had for one another. That made me curious about the gospel. I could pick a Mormon out in the crowd. It was because of those experiences and my 1st set of missionaries in 1975 that caused me to kneel in prayer and ask for a testimony of Christ because my marriage was failing and I wanted what they had. Kneeling prayer was challenging but on March 10, 1978 I received my testimony that he was real. I will never forget that. I had two rounds, meaning two different times, of Missionaries coming to my door but it was the 2nd group in 1978 that I was ready for. One of the missionaries, which I pleaded to Heavenly Father to not take from me, stayed in my area for 13 months. The results were my baptism and becoming a member of the church and him loosing all but a few feet of his intestines. I am sorry he had this result, but grateful to Heavenly Father for providing me with that security and comfort. He put me thru the grill, my missionary. First I had to give up smoking (of course), then I had to read the Book of Mormon (of course), then I had to gain a testimony of Satan and finally had to give up my addiction to Pepsi. That was the hardest thing for me to give up. Smoking I was ready to give up. Took 3 weeks to fight the battle of smoking, but giving up Pepsi has been a lifetime. So the above experiences is why I became a Mormon, but.... My baptism was awesome. My family came. My mom said the Spirit was so thick in there that you could scrape it off the walls. It must have been, because I stood up and bore my testimony in this room of strange people except my family. Most of all though, I had a very special experience on my way to the Church that day that sealed my faith more than anything.

How I live my faith

Today, after 33 years, I am still active in the gospel. I currently have been called as the Sunday School Secretary after many years of not being able to serve. I believe our Father in Heaven knew what I was capable of doing. I do appreciate the opportunity to serve in the gospel. I've been blessed though to reach out to inactive members through writing letters. I thought it would be hard, but it has been a pleasure and just found out recently one in-active member now feels she knows someone from church that she can rub shoulders with when she comes back. I love Heavenly Father and appreciate my Savior. I am so amazed at all the work and effort that the saints put forth to help each other and to share the gospel with friends and neighbors. Its a rolling forth work that is done with enthusiasm and sincere effort. Thank you for taking the time to read my comments and best of the best as you roll forth on your climb to eternal progression and blessings.