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Hi I'm Irene

I'm a Mormon. I studied with the missionaries for ten months before joining the Church at the age of 24.

About Me

I am a grandmother and homemaker. We have 47 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren in our blended family. My husband and his first wife had seven children before she was killed in a car accident. I was divorced and the mother of three children. I spend my time volunteering at the Family History Center one morning a week. Plus on Sundays I teach a Primary class of four-year-olds.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church because it had answers that I was searching for. I wanted to know where did I come from? Why am I here? And where am I going when I die? Other churches I had attended differed in their beliefs. They could not all be right. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true. The answer I received was "It is either true, or it is the most deceitful church in existence." By this time I knew it was not a deceitful church because I had met the people and knew they had a joyful spirit about them. My gut feeling told me it was not deceitful, therefore, it must be true. I continued to study. After baptism, my growth in the truthfulness of this gospel came line upon line, precept upon precept and gradually changed from belief to knowledge. Every day I am grateful for the comfort this knowledge brings.

How I live my faith

Opportunities for growth in this Church are tremendous. Everyone is expected to serve in some capacity with their own special talents, some of which you may not have yet developed. I have had opportunities to lead the singing in the congregation, teach a sunday school class of 13 year olds, teach classes of youth ages 3-11, teach a class in the women's organization, teach a beginning genealogy class, be a cub scout den leader, play the piano for children's and women's organizations, be in leadership positions in the above organizations, volunteer at the local Family History Center, learn to can tuna and other food items at a local Church cannery, serve two missions for the Church, one locally and one out of state, serve as a worker in a nearby temple, and visit other ladies in the area monthly to share a helpful message.