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Hi I'm Darla

I live in Arizona. I am a wife and mom. I teach people how to save money using coupons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mom to four. I enjoying running. I am not a fast runner but I do participate in races. I love the feeling of crossing a finish line no matter how long it takes me. My main goal when it comes to running is to show my children that you don't have to be the best at something to enjoy it. I love running my household, too and am always on the look out for new ways to be more efficient and to save money. I have passionately used coupons at the grocery store for 12 years. I work from home teaching other people how to coupon. I teach people that unlike most of their monthly bills, they are 100% in control of how much they spend at the grocery store. With coupons they can cut their bill in half. I LOVE seeing the light bulb go off and watch people realize the power saving money at the grocery store will give them. Saving half will allow them to get out of debt, save for their child's college education, go on a dream trip, pay off their house and so much more. Most people see coupons as saving a quarter here or a dollar there. I have seen the use of coupons change people's entire outlook on life. It is very fulfilling work.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life but I came to know that the Book of Mormon and all of its teachings were true as a teenager. I prayed and received confirmation for myself. I find peace and comfort living the Gospel. In trying times it is nice to know where to turn. We have a living prophet who communes with God. I find direction for everything in my life by reading the Book of Mormon. There are answers to everything I need to know.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church as a leader and organizer of our yearly girls camp for young women ages 12-17. We have a lot of fun at girls camp with skits, hikes and crafts but it's also a time to help teenage girls realize that they are not defined by what the world wants them to be. We teach them that they are daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves them, that he is there to help them. Our main goal at girls camp is teach the girls about Jesus Christ and what his atonement means to them. I have had many wonderful experiences seeing teenage girls learn and understand these things. It changes how they view themselves and how they live their lives.

Are Mormons Christians?

I don't have very many memories of elementary school but one event stands out vividly in my mind. I was in kindergarten and I remember sitting around a table with four or five classmates. The subject of religion came up and all of the children were sharing what church they went to. I was proud to say that I went to the Mormon church. One of the little girls sitting at my table said, "How can you be a Mormon? You don't believe in Jesus?" I can still remember the shock I felt. How could she say I didn't believe in Jesus? Without hesitation, I told this girl that I did believe in Jesus and that I learned about him every week at my church. I told her I knew Jesus loved me and that I loved him. That night, I told my parents what had happened at school. I don't remember much of what they said but my dad sent me back to school the next day with several pamphlets. One of those pamphlets talked about why Mormons are Christians. I handed the pamphlets to the little girl, but later in the day, she gave them back to me saying she didn't need them--she knew I believed in Jesus. Mormons are Christians. I was taught from the very beginning of my life that Jesus Christ is my brother, that he lived and died for me. Mormons believe in the atonement of Christ. It is only through him that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. He provided the way for us to repent. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and I am grateful to have had this knowledge throughout my life. Show more Show less