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Hi I'm Priscilla

I live in the Midwest where I'm raising my children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. I play the piano, sing in the choir when I can. I'm a Mom, I'm also a Grandma (which is a wonderful part of life!) I love the out of doors and enjoy helping my son with his paper route on our bikes. I also love playing ping pong, and reading Goodnight Moon to my Grandson.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 18, I was searching for something. I didn't know what I was looking for. Part of my search involved proving the Mormon church was faulty. I knew some Mormons that lived their religion and some who didn't. The ones who did live their faith seemed to have something undescribable, an unusual happiness. Over the next couple of years I read information about them and asked a lot of questions. I was encouraged to read "The Book of Mormom" and pray about whether it was true or not. I had never prayed before, and doing so felt very strange. An unusual feeling came over me the first time I managed a real prayer - one with desire and hope that there might really be a God. I couldn't get over the feeling I felt. I tried again a few days later - this time I asked a specific question. I happened to have carried the scriptures over to the bed with me to pray. My hand reached out and opened the book without a concious intention to do so. Upon opening the book, the first words I read were "I have heard your prayers." Following those words I read the answer to my specific question. I was astounded and couldn't believe that God could answer my prayer in this manner. Follow-up prayers brought similar results. A slow process of conversion began in spite of my desire to find fault with the religion. Gradually I had too many experiences that could only mean two things: either I was going crazy, or I had stumbled upon the true church of God. I have been a member of this church for 30 years now and I have a sure knowledge that it is the Lord's restored church. Everything has been restored the way Christ originally established it including the power of the priesthood. Christ is the Son of God. Through repentance we can partake of the wonderful gift Christ has given us called the atonement. I found out this is the true church of God and I invite anyone reading this to test it out by reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know if it is true.

How I live my faith

After being baptized I was given the "gift of the Holy Ghost." What a fabulous gift this has been in my life! Each day we live righteously we are entitled to the companionship and guidance of the Holy Ghost. Each day starts with prayer and ends with prayer. (and no I'm not perfect at it) Over the past several years I have enjoyed serving in the organizations of the church. Each chance to serve has helped me learn and grow in ways I wouldn't have grown otherwise, and it's done in a loving environment. I have learned to prepare lessons and teach classes, both youth and adult. I have learned to prepare and give talks to the congregation. I have been encouraged and given chances to use my talents especially in music. I can lead the singing in church, I can play the piano as an accompanist. Because of learning to be an accompanist at church, I have also been able to help in my community as an accompanist at school. I love being a Mom and wife and love how the church helps to strengthen our families when we follow the teachings we are taught about family life. One thing I look forward to each week is when our family spends some time together one night a week that is set aside as family night. We have some great times together. Sometimes we have lessons and sometimes we play games and just have fun. I am so thankful every day for the blessings of the knowledge that I am a daughter of God, and that I can return to Him some day if I follow and do the things Christ taught, while he was here on the earth.