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Hi I'm Dorothy

I was baptized when I was 18 years old into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was baptized when I was 18 years old and was the only member in my family that was Mormon until I got married in 2000. I didn't grow up in the church but my husband comes from a big family that did. I have been married for over 10 years and am a mother of soon to be five children. I am blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom. I enjoy gardening flowers and vegetables, reading fantasy or science fiction, I'm a huge fan of music and concerts, love the outdoors: camping, hiking, quad riding, and spending time with my husband and children. I like to volunteer at my children's school and in their classrooms. My favorite place in the world, other then my home, is being at the ocean and playing on the beach. My favorite holiday is Halloween, the fun stuff, not the scary stuff, dressing up and all the fun decorations. We usually do a costume theme as a family. My favorite season is the fall, with it's vibrant colors, warm days, cooler nights, and the approach of Thanksgiving and the Christmas season. I love all things Disney and always look forward to our next trip to Disneyland!

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church by a friend. I went to church once and meet with the missionaries. I had grown up non-religious but over the years had gone to different churches with friends. But the first time I went to the LDS church I saw a young nine year old girl bare her testimony of Jesus Christ and the gospel, stating she knew without a doubt that He is the Christ and the gospel is true. I was so impressed by this young girl and her conviction in her beliefs. When I meet with the missionaries I felt at ease and welcome to ask any questions that I might have. They challenged me to read some scriptures in the Book of Mormon and then pray myself to know if they be true. I did as I was asked, wanting to know. As soon as I opened my prayer to Heavenly Father I felt this overwhelming surety that this gospel is true and the things that I was taught by the missionaries were true also. I continued to go to church and meet with the missionaries and was soon baptized. I went to church by myself without a lot of family support for three years before I was married to a member. A lot of my friends disagreed with my decision. I did not have much support from friends and family but I continued to go each Sunday to church and be an active member because I knew the church was true and that was where I was supposed to be even though I did it alone. Now being married and having children, I have their love and support. I follow His gospel because it is true, it's what gets me to church each Sunday. This gospel is where I want to raise my family. I want to teach them the standards the Lord has set. And set a good example to my children by being a good member and citizen in my community.

How I live my faith

I get to go with a companion each month and visit four amazing women in their homes. This is a blessing in and of itself. My companion is a great example to me and the women we visit and teach add their life experiences to our visits giving one another advice or help in areas we need support. Visiting with these women each month bolsters and upholds each of us with a great network of support and friendship. Visiting teaching is a wonderful way to get to know the wonderful women around you. I go to church each Sunday to set an example to my children and partake of the sacrament. I love General Conference when we get to hear directly from our prophet and other general authorities. My husband and I make it an effort to go to the temple at least once a month. Each week my family and I hold Family Home Evening on Monday evenings where we sing hymns, read scriptures, learn more about the gospel together and of course play games and have a special treat. We try to read the scriptures with our children every night after dinner followed by family prayer. Our oldest son is involved in the cub scouting program and the rest of our children participate in the primary program. We enjoy going to ward activities and visitng with our friends and ward family there.