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Hi I'm Sandi

I'm a teacher; I love music, dancing, warm yoga & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom, blended family (4+6), & empty nester with 15 beautiful grandchildren. I LOVE doing musicals with young children. :) After many years of struggling with various health issues, I have found some of the answers. I'm into Green Smoothies & other healthy & whole food choices. I'm grateful for what yoga has done for me, & I want to share it with others. I recently trained to be a Yoga instructor. I enjoy visiting with friends & family, dancing & taking long walks with my husband. My husband retires in 2 years and we are so looking forward to the opportunity to serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, that is my parents were both members, and I have attended the LDS church all my life. I was taught about our Savior & how he wants us to live & care for each other. When I was young, I didn't understand how much that knowledge would bless my whole life, & the lives of my children. When I go to church, I feel the presence of God touch my soul. I am lifted up, and have the privilege of lifting others. I'm blessed to associate with other people who are experiencing the same thing. Attending church & discussing current issues in the context of the gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to better cope with the difficulties & uncertainties of daily life.

How I live my faith

When I serve others I feel the closest to our Savior Jesus Christ. It's a marvelous sensation. I've had wonderful examples of Christlike individuals to associate with; including my grandparents and dear husband. I served a mission in Lima Peru in the 80's, and learned to love the people there, and learned to speak Spanish. As a public school teacher, I find there are many opportunities to go beyond the minimum requirements of the contract & enrich the lives of our students through service. Most teachers I know do the same. At church, I play the piano for the women's meeting. I have a little fun with it by playing notes that aren't in the hymnal. :) I am a visiting teacher, that is I visit sisters in their homes to make sure they're doing alright. Sometimes I substitute for others who need to be gone, and teach a class, lead children's music or play organ/piano in other meetings. I volunteered to teach a yoga class so that I can share what I've learned with others. Service is an attitude, there are opportunities where ever you go if you look for them.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Sandi
Personally, I believe in sharing the workload. Women have motherhood. That's huge. If I had all of the responsibilities of the Priesthood added to that, I would feel overloaded. I'm glad my husband takes care of his share of the workload so that I have time to take care of mine. We help each other as necessary with our responsibilities. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Sandi
I have struggled with health problems for many years. I did the best I could with knowledge I had at the time. Health problems created a mental fog for me that made it difficult to move forward. I began to actively & fervently pray for guidance to overcome these difficulties. The answers came. The word of wisdom (no coffee, tea, tobacco or alcohol) is a great beginning, but there is much more that we can do to respect our bodies & promote good health. As I have worked to keep a clean body, my physical problems have melted away. My mind is more active & clear. I am happier & more content. More able to help others, because I'm stronger. My physical fitness enhances my spiritual fitness and my emotional fitness. My body is a temple. It houses my spirit. When it is working properly, my spirit can operate on a higher plane. My body works hard for me and it deserves the best care I can give. Show more Show less