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Hi I'm Carol

I'm a Mormon. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and work as a medical receptionist.

About Me

Hi: I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I can't believe I'm a grandma, but it is sure fun. I work full time as a medical receptionist. My 5 kids are all adults now. Some married, some not, two with children. They live all over the United States and one is home while she attends college. It is so fun to go visit my kids and grandkids, I wish they lived closer. I am very proud of all of them. Being a mom was the greatest gift I've been given. It is really fun being on our own also, my husband and I. We enjoy just hanging out, spur of the moment dinners out and whatever we want to do. We play golf, work in the yard, play cards and other games. This is a real fun time of life.

Why I am a Mormon

When my husband and I decided to get married I didn't go to a church, so we asked if we could be married in his mother's church. We did. That was the beginning of my conversion (I didn't know it then.) I learned some of the basic beliefs before the wedding. I knew who Jesus Christ was and they were His followers, so that was great. As years passed we did not have much contact with the church. Occassionally missionaries would come by or we would visit his grandparents and attend a service, but that was about it. I still didn't know much about the church. We had our first son, what a joy in our life. What a responsibility. My husband and I would discuss all the things we wanted to teach him. One day religion was the discussion, I knew we would teach him about Jesus Christ but did we want to have a church? It wasn't long until the missionaries knocked on our door and asked if "I'd like to know more about the gospel of Jesus Christ?" I did. They taught me all about the origin of the church and how it is like the church was when the Savior was here. They had me read the scriptures and pray about what they told me, to see how I felt. They told me I would be able to know if what the were teaching me was true by those feelings. That Heavenly Father would guide me. We started to attend church meetings, and praying. One day I had an overwhelming feeling that this was truely the same church Jesus set up originally. I knew this was the answer to that question of what we wanted to teach our children. I knew this was the real thing! What a huge blessing! I have never regretted and only thanked my Heavenly Father for this understanding and help the gospel brings me. Life has not been perfect or always easy. It's real life, we are real people, stuff happens, but the knowledge of the Savior, of who I am and why I am here has made the road so much easier. I am thankful every day to be a member of the Savior's church.

How I live my faith

As a member to the church I have had marvelous opportunities to learn and to serve. I am so gratefull for the education I have been blessed with as I have learned how to do many things to serve others. I am now serving as the president of the women's organization in the church, the Relief Society. I also am a visiting teacher, which is a calling to support and minister women in our ward. To help them and their families and be a special friend. We are given names of women in our ward and asked to check in on them each month, to leave an uplifting message and see if there are any needs we can assist with. I have the great blessing to be able to visit 3 women, a single mother of two, a new member of the church, and a working empty nester like myself. It's funny I am the one to serve them but I always feel like I was blessed and uplifted after we visit. Through my opportunities of service I have learned to organize events, speak in public, teach classes, and give back to my community. I'm not afraid to step in and help when I see a need.