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Hi I'm Sandra

I'm a Mormon. I recently became a widow. I have six children and 23 grandchildren plus one great and two more due soon.

About Me

For over twenty years myh husband and I operated a small engine repair shop. Several of our children and other family memebers helped in that operation and learned many things from my husband over those years. My life revolves and always has revolved around my family. Presently, I'm learning how to function without the light of my life and my family has been a great support in that process. We have always held family gatherings at our home--Fourth of July Family Reunion, Blackberry Weekend (Labor Day Weekend), Potato Weekend (October), Corn Weekend (September) plus summers filled with various activities. We are all trying to create a new norm without our husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather and friend. I am so blessed! So grateful for the gospel in my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church and have always been blessed by the programs of the Church and its guiding influence. As with any member of the Church, there was a point in my life when I learned for myself that the gospel is true. I think I was about 16 or 17 when I felt the inspiration of the Holy Ghost bear witness to me of the truthfulness of the gospel. As the years keep rolling along that testimony keeps on growing and growing.

How I live my faith

I appreciate belonging to a church which allows me to grow by participating in various activities and by being involved in teaching both adults and children. It is such a great feeling to know that if I ever need anything there is always someone nearby to help me. Whether it is joining together to support someone who is ill, hurt or in trouble, or just a listening ear, those great friends in the church are always willing and ready to lend a hand. One thing I have noticed------whenever anyone does anything to help someone else, the recipient is not the only one who is blessed----It is always a two way street. It's a great feeling when you are able to take a meal to a memeber who is sick or hurt or down in the dumps. Or the satisfaction after a lesson is given with all classmembers discussing the topic together. So many people giving to each other so we can all grow and learn together. Going out two by two to visit with members of the church to be sure they are not in need of anything or to just touch bases with them each month is an opportunity for growth as well.