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Hi I'm Michele

I was born in the beautiful mountains of Montana and now live in beautiful Colorado. I have a wonderful family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I really enjoy reading, embroidery and being with others. I also enjoy long drives in the mountains and hope to one day own a cabin there. I have found over the years that one of my best assets is being able to relate to youth; especially teenagers. My husband and I have been married 41 years have five children and six grandchildren who we love to spend as much time with as possible. I have learned that worrying is a waste of time and life really is worth living.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was just a young teenager I got to visit Salt Lake for the first time. As we were leaving Temple Square I remember looking back at the Temple and knew without a shadow of a doubt that I would be worthy to enter that great building someday. At that time I knew nothing about the church. As we did not visit the Visitor's Center that day I was not introduced to the Prophet Joseph Smith. I learned bout him in Northwest History as junior in high school and had no doubt that he was what he claimed to be. During this time my best friend was a member of the church but did not share much with me. She did however introduce me to my husband. My testimony continued to grow until in 1974 we both joined the church. I tell people that I led him to the baptismal font and he has been leading ever since. I knew that the church was true at 14; It just took me until the age of 22 to put everything together. I have a very firm testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I can't picture my life without it and would't want to. I am the only membe in my family. My mom claimed that I had been brainwashed when she first found out I had been baptized and asked why I couldn't stay a catholic. All I could tell her was that I knew that being a catholic was not for me. I knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints had everything I was looking for and they answered all of my questions without hesitation. If the answer was unknown they looked it up for me. I had always feared death because I didn't understand it. I also could not believe babies had to be baptized or that the family was not meant to be together forever. I no longer fear death and have an eternal family. Not a perfect one but a good one. My mom told me a bout four years after my baptism that she had not ever seen me happier and that joining the church had been a good decision for me. When she died I knew I would miss her but at last she really understood..,

How I live my faith

As a member of the church I have had many callings. I spent the first twenty some years working with our primary children and teaching them about their Heavenly Father and his son. I think they taught me as much as I taught them; so I guess you could say we learned together. As I grew and matured in the gospel I was able to teach and learn with the youth, We have the greatest youth programs. Now I keep a calendar of dinners for the full time missionaries, as well as do the bulletins for our Sunday meetings. All of my callings have been wonderful and they have come when I most needed them to help me grow. Outside of church I have also worked with children and youth. One of my favorite jobs was as a teachers aide. Most of my childrens friends enjoyed being at our home and so they called me mom. They weren't afraid to talk to me. What has this to do with my being a member of the church? The church helped me to learn how to communicate with others on their level and not to be judgemental. I was or tried to be accepting and lead by my example. I wasn't outgoing growing up but have gained so much with serving and being a member of the church.