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Hi I'm Deb

I was born in Canon City, Colorado. I converted at the age of 16, but did not get baptized till the age of 18. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado as my mother was before me and my older sister. The first time I was made aware of the Church was when my one of my uncles passed away and because he had been investigating the church so the funeral was held there. The thing I remember about the affair was my father making an offhand comment, "If I ever decided to be religious I'd be Mormon." It stayed with me so when given the chance, at the age of 16, to learn more I grabbed. I knew this was where I needed to be but my mother was sure they were brain washing me with kindness and refused her permission for my baptism. I stayed with the church and at the age of 18 I was baptized. I went to BYU Idaho (which was Ricks College back then) and got an Associates in psychology. Then off to BYU Utah. I met and married my spouse in junior year and was very pregnant at the end of my last year. I received my BS degree in August 3 months before I gave birth. We continued to live in Utah as I had 3 boys in succession. About 10 years ago my spouse, me and the boys moved back to Colorado eventually buying a house. We still live in that house and are happy to stay many more years; even after we get these boys grown and ready to face life on their own. I am a housewife and love crafts; especially cross stitch and xstitch pattern designing.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 16 and investigating the church it all seem so right and fell in with the ideals I had already developed for myself so it seemed a natural step the join and continue learning. Even when I was barred from being baptized by my mother I kept going to church and learning more. Nothing ever said made me doubt my decision, so as soon as I was 18 I got baptized. I have never regretted that decision and I am stronger now in my faith than I was then. This is the true church of Jesus Christ and we do have a prophet guiding us today as it was in the past.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by continuing my Scripture study and reading the ensign carefully. I attend all the meetings, sacrament, Sunday school, and relief society. I live what I learn and become a better person as a result. I get great joy watching as my own sons increase in faith themselves and look forward to what ever life has in store for us all.