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Hi I'm Doreen

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, retired teacher and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married 40 years to my eternal sweetheart and have five beautiful children and 16 sensational grandchildren. I love being with my family and want to be with them forever. I taught 2nd and 3rd grades for 14 years before retiring. I enjoy being with family, cooking, scrap booking, crafting, and gardening.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a fourth generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My ancestors were some of the first to join the church and I have inherited a great love of the gospel from them because of their many sacrifices. I was raised in a small community where all of our activities centered around church functions, I grew up thinking everyone was a Mormon and was surprised to slowly discover that not everyone was a member of our church. I was baptized when I was eight years old by my father. I observed my parents happily serving in the church and I enjoyed attending seminary in high school and learning about the gospel. As a teenager, I accepted the challenge to find out for myself if the church was true or not. Through study and sincere prayer, the Holy Ghost whispered to me that it was true.

How I live my faith

My life is centered in the gospel and in my Savior, Jesus Christ. Each day is lived according to the knowledge I have of being a spirit daughter of my Heavenly Father. He knows me and loves me and wants me to obey his commandments so I can live with him eternally. I pray, study the scriptures and words of our current prophets daily. I follow my Savior’s example by serving others willingly even if it’s inconvenient for me. I try to be positive and cheerful about things happening around me and look for the good in others. I am currently serving in my ward teaching children who are seven and eight years old in Primary. I am helping their parents prepare them for baptism as they turn eight. I love each of them and feel a great responsibility to help them learn to choose the right. Two evenings a week I also serve in a nearby temple and feel such a closeness to my Savior as I help in this special work.