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Hi I'm Renee

I grew up in Colorado. My husband and I raised 6 children... yours, mine and ours. We have 23 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert and joined the church when I was 24. I lived in a small town in Colorado most of my life and my dad provided for his family by hunting and fishing and kept our freezer full. As a youth, I enjoyed playing sports in school, but also playing sports and games with the neighborhood kids. Growing up across the street from a river, I and along with friends spent many hours playing in the water, fishing and building club houses. I am a mom of six children and grandmother of 21. This is my second marriage and I am married to a terrific man, whom I love very much and have been married to for 34 years. We are a mixed family of yours, mine and ours.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Growing up, I never really heard about Mormons or their beliefs. I listened to people who also knew nothing about our beliefs, other than what they had heard, which wasn't even close to our beliefs. As a young adult, I started to search for a church to attend. Even though I was baptized in another faith, I knew that there was something more. I attended serveral different religions, but never felt they were complete. I wasn't searching for a religion that would be convenient and fit my lifestyle, I was searching for a religion that would help me know what God's plans were for me. During my search I met several Mormons, which was odd to me, because I had never met one before. They were neighbors in different cities. I decided to take the missionary discussions to learn more. I loved the feeling I had inside when the missionaries taught the lessons and a lot of the times that feeling of peace would leave when they left. As I learned later, after I was baptized, that, that was the spirit of the Holy Ghost, bearing testimony of the truthfulness of what the missionaries were teaching me. I remember one thing that stood out to me when I started taking the discussions, was that the missionaries told me to pray about what they were telling me. Basically, to not take their word, but to pray and get my own answer. The scripture they had me read was James 1: 5-6. I did not have the support of my family and my grandmother told me that the Mormons didn't believe in Jesus Christ. The name of our church is The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. I know the church is true, that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today and I am so grateful for Jesus Christ and the sacrifices he made for each one of us and that we all can return and live with our Heavenly Father. I am so very grateful that I was baptized and the blessings I have received.

How I live my faith

Currently I serve as the 2nd counselor in the women's organization in the church. There are so many opportunities to serve. And just recently had the opportunity to teach the 11 year olds. Children are the future of our country and being able to help them learn of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father's plan for each of us, blesses me and strenghthens my testimony of the gospel. Living my faith, isn't just going to church on Sundays, but living my faith 24/7. We all make mistakes, but knowing that Jesus sacraficed so much for us and gives us the blessing of repentance. Standing up for what is right, even when I may stand alone and making God, Jesus Christ and my family my priorities.