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Hi I'm Hilary

I'm a diabetic lifer, just rode 204 miles in 2 days, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of one adopted son. We got the pick of the litter. He is a great kid. I love sports-all sports, and have played almost all of them. I've just taken up cycling and love it. I served a mission for the church in Texas and love the people of that state. My husband joined the church soon after we started dating. I've had many different jobs but my favorite has to be as a stay-at-home mom. I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 7 and have lived with is for 40 years. I've been blessed with a strong body that is able to do just about all I love. I love quilting, as well, and when I get obsessed with a quilt it is not unusual for me to stay up til 2am working on one. I have a great extended family that loves to get together often to play games, go boating, or see movies. That's me, Hilary.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to an mormon mother and a methodist father. My grandfather was an evangelical methodist minister. It was hard for my mother to always go to church alone with 2 small girls so we didn't always go to church when I was young. I was asked by a friend to play basketball for the church team when I was 12. I started going to church with her and then my family started going later. I have attended other churches but they don't have the same spirit, to me. This church makes sense. I've always had a strong testimony about the truthfulness of it. I love the Savior and my Heavenly Father. I love the Plan of Salvation and the fact that I can be resurrected and forgiven of my sins thanks to the Savior's sacrifice. I love the fact that I can be sealed to my family for all time and eternity and not just until "death do us part." I'm grateful for the word of wisdom that suggests ways to live a healthy lifestyle. I'm not sure where I would be without my faith. I am grateful for an unpaid ministry so that I know that no one is in the church to "get gain." I enjoy all the opportunities to serve others in and out of the church. I've gotten to coach sports teams, teach youth, be a camp counselor, give talks, serve in the nursery and many other opportunities that I may have otherwise missed. I love the gospel so much that I gave up 18 months of my life to go share what I believe with the people of Texas. One of the best experiences of my life!

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day from daily scripture study and prayer to the way I take care of my body and mind. I am, right now, a teacher for the young women aged 12-18. I love to study the gospel and share it with these sweet girls. My husband and I also meet with the young single adults from 18-30. We help them plan and execute activities each month for about 100-300 singles. I love their spirit, they keep us young. I visit 3 women each month to check on them and see if they need any help. I attend church every Sunday and activities on Wednesday nights. Service is a big part of the church but I enjoy serving and have learned much from all my different callings. I've been greatly blessed in my faith.