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Hi I'm Carol

I'm a Mormon. My grandchildren call me Nana.

About Me

I grew up in a small town on the central California coast. I migrated up the coast and settled in Washington State where I met and married my soul mate. As a 60+ widow I moved to Kansas looking for a simple life. I found a small town in a rural area where I could retire and live a quiet life, unafraid. I wanted to spend my days knitting, sewing and petting my cat. After having lived in a multigenerational household for most of my married life it seemed appropriate that I could and should live alone in my widowhood. So I found a four bedroom house thinking there could be a room for me, a room for sewing machines, a room for knitting machines and a room for crafts. Instead I had a room for me and 3 rooms for 4 grand children. The first year was gentled by the blessings of family. I learned that I am not meant to live alone, that family is the reason for my life.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young woman growing up in the 60s, my major act of rebelion was to join a church that my parents objected to. My mother was livid with my choice to become a Mormon. I, on the other hand, was sure that I wanted the things offered by the promises of strong family ties through eternity. I was impressed by the caliber of young people who attended the LDS church, they were good kids who were not into the smoking, drinking and emerging drug popularity of the generation around me. I wanted more, a healthy life style and wholesome atmosphere.

How I live my faith

I love to serve my neighbors. I am continually drawn to remember the words about serving others is serving God. In church I have served in many responsibilities of teaching children and since living in Kansas I have been called to serve in the community. I am Compassionate Service Leader. I love this calling, it allows me to serve God in many ways, I am able to organize people to help wherever needed. I have sat with the lonely, visited the sick and elderly, organized crews to help out wherever needed. I have been able to perform little random acts of kindness as I open my heart to the people around me.

Are Mormons Christians?

The name of our church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". We are Christians. Jesus is the son of a mortal woman, Mary who was of the direct lineage of King David and of God, the Almighty Father. Altho I am also a child of God, I am not physically his child as was Jesus Christ. Jesus was born to God and to a mortal woman, I was born of two mortals, my earthly mother and father. Jesus lived on earth two thousand years ago and grew up as a mortal child, as an adult he underwent 40 days of fasting in the wildernes, where he learned of his mission here on earth. Then he went out to teach the multitudes of people who were ready to hear the truth. He was reviled and persecuted by powerful men who ruled the world in unrighteous dominion. He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane where he took my pain and transgressions upon himself, then he was betrayed and delivered to evil men who reviled him, gave him a mock trial and beat him then nailed him to a wooden cross in a public execution where he bled and was sacrificed on my behalf allowing me to return to my Heavenly Father by paying the price of my mistakes. He forgave us all, as he hung there and whispered the words: "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." Then when his suffering was finished, his mortal body died. 3 days later he rose from the tomb to further teach. Show more Show less