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Hi I'm Diane

I was born and raised in Utah. After marriage my husband and I moved to a small farming community in central Nebraska.

About Me

My name is Diane. I am a widow, a mother of two and grandmother of four and I am a Mormon. I retired this year after working for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for seventeen years. I was a disaster assistance employee and worked with individuals whose homes were damaged or destroyed. Now I am the preparedness representative for my congregation. I enjoy musicals, reading, travelling, scrapbook/cardmaking, but my greatest enjoyment is my family. It's fun to attend their ball games and church and school programs, and we have taken some fun vacations together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a third-generation descendant of a noble pioneer family. But as a teenager I had to gain my own testimony of the truthfullnes of our church. That testimony has never waiverd. I know we have a loving Heavenly Father, I know His son Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, and I know we have a prophet who leads our church. I know our prophet receives direct revelation from the Lord. I know my Heavenly Father knows me personaly and hears and answers my prayers. At times I may not like the answers but I know that God in His infinite wisdom knows what is best for me.

How I live my faith

Until my husband died we lived in a very small midwestern community. For many years we were the only Mormon family in our town. As with most of the residents of our town, we had a traditional family who ate our meals together, attended activities together, and believed in a Christ-centered home. My husband and I strived to live a balanced, righteous life and set a good example for our children. Our social activities centered on our local school, 4-H and on our church which was 40 miles away. One tradition we especially enjoyed was sharing goodies with our friends and neighbors at Christmas time. We would spend time making candy and cookies and shortly before Christmas we would deliver our Christmas goodies accompanied by a Christmas Carol by the children.  I have held many callings in the church from teaching very young children to teenagers and adults and to women in our Women's Society. I am the preparedness chairman and single adult representative for my congregation. I am also a visiting teacher. As visiting teachers the church has a program whereby we look after each other, and another lady and I call on three women. Two are young mothers with small children and the third is an elderly member who is a widow. I love visiting these dear women and getting to know them better.