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Hi I'm Glenna

I'm a Mormon. Although I grew up in Utah, I've lived in Washington for most of my life.

About Me

I come from a family of nine. We lived in a very small house with only two bedrooms and one bathroom. Looking back, I often wondered how we ever managed. We lived on a half acre of land. We had a milk cow and chickens that provided us with our milk, butter and eggs. We all learned to work hard and be responsible for ourselves. I was the first in my family to go to college and get a degree in physical education and business education. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching for a few years, but ended up working in the business world. I am married, have four children and seven grandchildren. The joys of a family are worth all the aches and pains of life. Although I am retired today, it seems like I am busier than ever doing things I never had time to do before. I often wonder had I worked full-time and raised my family with all of our activities. Looking back, I see God's hand in my life and how He was always there to protect and help us if we sought his help. I learned that showing gratitude is essential because God always knows what's best.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised a Mormon, there came a time when it is necessary for me to know for myself that the church I belonged to was in fact the true church of Jesus Christ. In college I took a world religions class to see what other religions believed. I took classes in the Old Testament, New Testament and the Book of Mormon. It wasn't until I actually read the Book of Mormon that I began to understand the Bible. I prayed with a sincere heart to know if the Book of Mormon was true. and to better understand and learn. I received a powerful confirmation that it is true. I am a Mormon because I do not believe God would leave us to find our own way in life. He had prophets and apostles before and after His ministry. I learned of the apostasy that occurred after His apostles were all martyred and that a restoration of His church would come forth in His due time. I believe with all my heart that Joseph Smith was that prophet who reestablished God's kingdom on earth. I am grateful to have a living prophet today. It's reassuring to know that Jesus Christ is the head of this church. and that we should never put trust in man. I am a Mormon because we are taught correct principles and how to pattern our lives according to His teachings. I am a Mormon because I have come to know the purpose of life---where I come from, why I’m here and where I will go after I die. I am grateful to know that when I repent of the mistakes I make that I can be forgiven.

How I live my faith

I always try to stand up for what is right, even in difficult situations. I have taught early morning religious classes, and have been and still am active in filling various callings with the Church--everything from working with children to youth to adults. I attend Church on Sundays, perform service in the community when possible and serve in the Temple. I am grateful to have a Temple close to home. I know that families are important in Heavenly Father's Plan for each of us. I am always amazed at who and what people choose to believe. I know that God created this earth of us, His children, and there is no way anyone will ever convince me that He didn't. We are here to prove ourselves worthy to return and live in His presence once again. I am currently a Family History Consultant tasked with helping families research and learn of their heritage. They have the opportunity to be sealed together with their families for eternity. I know these teachings are true and I'm grateful. When we are in the service of our fellowmen we are only in the service of our God. I try to study the scriptures every day, especially the Book of Mormon for it is truly another testament of Jesus Christ. There is no substitute for gaining your own knowledge. One of our Articles of Faith states: "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul--We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." I am striving to develop the attributes of Jesus Christ, my Savior.