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Hi I'm Donna.

I'm a dancer, a dreamer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother. I've spent my adult life in PTAs, ballfields, horse arenas, church activities, and tagging along on golf vacations! I love to read. My book club friends have broadened my life by opening the pages to other worlds. I also love to dance. Ballroom is my favorite but I want to move to the music where ever I hear it. My husband's health is precarious right now so I've added full-time companion and helper to my repretoire. I'm a composer, a painter, a singer, a quilter, a friend, and a champion of life. I love getting to know people. Everyone has the ability to teach us something of worth and add joy to our lives. I've had fun performing in a couple of musical comedies and participating in a choral group with other seniors. And my grandchildren are the very best!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Christian home. My mother took my sisters and me to church every week. I knew at a young age that God is my Heavenly Father and that His Son, Jesus the Christ, is the Messiah and Savior of the world. I never really understood who the Holy Ghost is. My mom would change churches every few years when she became disillusioned with the members and the doctrine. After the age of 13 I was on my own to go to church. I attended other churches with friends and was a Chaplain in my YMCA youth group. After high school I didn't continue to attend church. I met my husband while attending community college. His family introduced me to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I attend-ed one Sunday and was touched by the spirit. The next day I went to the Public Library and checked out a Book of Mormon. I hid it under my mattress so no one would know I was interested! I prayed for under-standing as I read and was immediately rewarded with a sure testimony that I was reading the word of God. Logic told me that if this was the Word of God then how it was given to the world had to be through divine intervention. I received the Missionary discussions and was baptized and confirmed into the Church. Now, after 49 years, I can still testify that the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ is on the earth today. I have lived and proven its concepts. I have been rewarded with witnesses of Gods loving care. I know that in His infinite wisdom He has provided laws that govern happiness and covenants that bind us to Him eternally. I know who the Holy Ghost is and his responsibilities to witness to truth no matter its source. And I understand His role as my constant companion and comforter. I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restoration of Christ's church in its fullness and that living it's precepts will prepare us for the Second Coming of the Savior.

How I live my faith

Since joining the Church I have served teaching the youth, the children, the women, and all members in various callings. I have learned that the grace of the Lord makes up for my weaknesses and turns those weaknesses into strengths. I've been a volunteer in my community, especially in areas that support child-ren. I try in all situations to visualize how the Savior would want his children, young and mature, treated and act accordingly. I've had the opportunity to direct productions, lead music, teach homemaking skills, plan dinners and activities, plan camp experiences, keep records, serve in the genealogy library and the temple. I've visited homes on a regular basis to watch over members and their needs. And I've supported my husband as he has served in many capacities in the Church. We have taught our children the joy of service and served on projects with them. I live my faith by respecting all people and being sensitive to areas where I can help. I've brought meals to those in need and cleaned the building after events. I strive to be obedient so that God will know how grateful I am for His love, His plan, His forgiveness, and the sacrifice of His Son.