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Hi I'm Desiree

I am a Colorado native. I am happily married and a mother. I am an insurance agent. I am Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in a single family home with a mother who always went above and beyond to make sure my brother and I had a roof over our head and food on the table. After high school I moved from our small town to the city in hopes of finding better opportunities. Hard work and dedication has allowed me to make a successful career in the insurance industry without a college degree. Four years ago I married a wonderful man who has taught me how a successful relationship is supposed to work. He has also shown me the value of bringing Christ into our home. Together we have two children and hope to have more someday.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I didn't have religion in the home. My mother believed in the bible but not in organized religious organizations. Throughout my teenage years I visited many different churches with friends but never went consistently. My husband was born and raised in the Mormon Church; then fell away after serving in the military. Throughout our years of dating, I talked occasionally with his mother about the church. However, it was not until our oldest child pointed to a church asking me what it was and if we would take him that I considered what being a Mormon really meant. From the first day, I felt an overwhelming feeling that I had found the true church. The members made our family feel welcome and the missionaries dedicated a lot of time teaching me the gospel basics before my baptism. Joining the church has improved my marriage and our family.

How I live my faith

The Mormon Church and its members are dedicated to helping families in the community as well as one another. My first calling in the church was a position organizing help at our local cannery that provides food to families in need. I was also charged with organizing an event that teaches our members about provident living through disaster preparation, financial planning, and food storage. On a monthly basis I visit three women from our ward to teach gospel lessons as well as offer personal assistance as needed. The women in the church lend assistance to one another through babysitting, house cleaning, car pooling, and spiritual guidance.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

The tithing’s that members pay each month go to a variety of uses such as the construction of chapels and temples, the operations costs of the church, funding the missionary program, the cost of materials used in classes and events, education, temple work and family history. Members who pay an honest tithing are promised blessings (Malachi 3:10). The principle of tithing, or voluntary giving one tenth of one's income to God's work, has been known since Old Testament times. Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek (Genesis 14:17-20). Show more Show less