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Hi I'm Josie

Im a mother of 2, a small business owner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 2 little girls born 2/08 and 5/10. They keep me on my toes at all times! I love to knit, crochet, sew and craft any way I can. I love to spend my time playing with my girls, teaching them new things, watching soap opera's, driving around and being outdoors. We recently moved away from home to go to Vet school. I grew up on a farm and love being with my family in the fresh air. I make my own cloth diapers, use all sorts of reusable products, and I have even been able to open up an online store selling some of these products to help suport our family while my husband is in school. I love being able to help our family, and stay home and take care of my girls at the same time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but that doesnt mean I dont have a testimony of my own. I knew the church was true at a young age through the amazing testimonies of the members of my family. I knew that if these amazing people beleived the church to be true, I did as well. Through reading the scriptures, attending church meetings and reading church magazines I began to develop a greater love for the church and its teachings. When I met my husband in college we decided to read The Book Of Mormon together before we were married. Through reading the teachings, and prayer we both developed a very strong testimony that this is the true church and that we wanted to be a strong part of it. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that without him and the strength he had to continue on, even when things got hard, The Book Of Mormon and its teachings would not be here for us to learn from. I know that we have latter day prophets who are here to be the mouths of God. I love this church. I love the people I have met who are members, and I love sharing the gospel with others I have the oportunity to meet.

How I live my faith

I have spend a good chunk of the last few years as a teacher of our youth. I taught the 7 year olds who were getting ready to be baptised. This calling helped me gain a greater testimony of the truth of the gospel as these little people were already so strong in their faith and knew exactly why they wanted to be baptised. The lessons the children were taught were great reminders for me of the things I need to remember and live day to day. The last year I have been a member of the committee that gets together and plans out activities for the ladies in our ward. I even taught a class on how to live cheaply including cloth diapers, homemade laundry soap, how to make simple childrens supplies (paint, play dough), and using reusable products. I love being able to share the knowledge I have spent years discovering on my own! It is a great feeling for me when I have the oportunity to help someone save money and save the planet!

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

You never know when an emergency will strike. We prepare for not only natural disasters, but also for sudden loss of jobs, injury or other curcumstances where buying food and every day essentials may not be a priority. Being prepared also helps us to better serve others when a disaster may strike further away from home. We prepare little by little so we have everything we may need when we need it. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Mormons live just as anyone else lives but they include prayer, scripture study and attending church into their lives just as most other religions. Family is a huge part of our lifestyle and we like to spend as much time with our family both imediate and extended, as possible. We like to dress modistly, follow the word of wisdom (no coffee, alcohol, tobacco), and try to watch our tounges. We love to serve others and spend our time volenteering for church members as well as the comminuty. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

The temples are the house of the Lord used for us to preform sacred ordinances such as marrying husband and wife for eterinity and sealing their children and prosperity to them. The temples are a place of prayer and quiet reflection. In the temple we help other who have died with ordinances such a baptism. Show more Show less