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Hi I'm Colleen

I grew up in Texas in a part member family. I'm a nurse, and wife, a mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Texas on a farm/ranch. I went to college and became a nurse, I have been married 32 years to my husband and have five sons, 4 of whom are Eagle Scouts. I love to garden, sew, cook, read, listen to talk radio and travel.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a part member family (my mom was Mormon and my dad a Methodist). When I went to college I decided I would make a permanent decision about my faith. I never made it to the Methodist church. When I heard the missionary lessons I knew they were true. The Spirit told me that what I was hearing was right and good and would give me direction in my life. I go to church each week and serve in many capacities. My membership in the church has helped me as a mother, and as a wife, in my job, as a neighbor and as a citizen of this great nation. Each time I have an interview with my church leaders and they ask me if I have a testimony of the truthfullness of the Gospel, I ask myself again if I do? And each time the resounding answer I receive by the manifestations of the Spirit, is YES! I know the Church is true, My Heavenly Father loves me, the Savior lived and died for me. I helps me have comfort in times of sorrow, courage in times of weakness. It makes me who I am.

How I live my faith

Currently I am an organist in our Sunday Sacrament meetings and a pianist in the women's meeting. In the past I have worked as a youth leader, a Sunday School teacher, a Scout leader, Activities leader, taught the young women and younger girls. I have served in the Relief Society (women's organization) as president, counselor, teacher, secretary and have taught homemakeing skills, sewing, cooking, gardening and other things. I have been in our choir and volunteered in our church cannery and welfare center. Every year our community has service projects on Colorado Cares Day. Our church volunteers for various projects. In the past we have planted trees, built trails, painted history museum buildings and cleaned canals. I also serve in the temple. This especially gives me joy and peace. As we serve others we forget ourselves and keep our on our goal and our Father in Heaven.