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Hi I'm Bambi

I lived in Las Vegas for almost 40 years but now I live in St. Johns, Arizona and started my own computer business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of 5 wonderful sons, all grown and on their own. I have just started my own computer repair business and work out of my husband's small-engine repair shop. My favorite things to do are horseback riding, working on and building computers, family history research, sewing, and needlework. I also enjoy being outdoors with my husband. We often sit outside the house, just enjoying the peace and quiet of God's great earth.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14, I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Two girls from across the street asked me to go to their church's mid-week youth group meeting. I told them, no, I didn't want to go. The next week, they asked me again, and I still told them no. But they were persistent. Finally, when they asked me a third time, I gave in and said that I would go. When I went, lo and behold, there was a cute boy there! I sure didn't miss that weekly meeting again. Then my friends invited me to Sunday meetings. I willingly agreed to go. I enjoyed going to meetings even though I really didn't understand what they were talking about. I had not had a religious upbringing. I was given a Bible and taken to a Christian church during one summer. I always had faith in God and would pray each night but it was the same prayer over and over. I felt there must be something more. One day during Sunday School class, most of the kids were whispering between each other while the teacher was trying to teach, but I was listening. The teacher was telling us about the time when Joseph Smith received the gold plates from Moroni. The relation of that story hit me hard. It was if I was reliving something from my past. I knew I had heard it before. The Light of Christ had spoken to my heart. I knew then that the Church was true and that I was ready to be baptized. It was difficult to get my parents' permission to be baptized. My dad really didn't care but my stepmom was of another religion and wanted me to really think about what I was doing. She wanted me to try other churches. But I had received my witness already and was sure of my decision. I was baptized about a year and a half after I had received the truth from the Holy Ghost. I have a firm testimony that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and atoned for our sins. He lived on this earth and died so that we can have eternal life. He will allow us to overcome Satan's po

How I live my faith

I am a quiet person and like to do things behind the scenes, although that doesn't always happen. I do a lot of volunteer family history (genealogy) work by reading microfilmed records and typing information into a database. This can be very challenging because some of them are in a foreign language, some of them are in very old handwriting, and some of them are both! I have done this for many years now. I also created the Sunday bulletin for church for five years. When I can, I give people without cars rides to where they need to go.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

This is a subject very near and dear to my heart: I have a homosexual son. He is "married" to his partner. But I love them both dearly. I do not like the fact that they are acting on their feelings and emotions but they are exercising their agency. I know that our Heavenly Father loves them, too, but hates their homosexual behavior. They are good men, good members of their community. They are sons of God and God loves ALL of his children, not just the ones that keep His commandments. I will continue to love my son and his partner, no matter what they do, even though I do not believe homosexuality is right. Show more Show less