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Hi I'm Diane

I'm a wife, mother of six great children and a grandmother of eight. I'm a teacher and a family history consultant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I are beginning our second church mission as a couple. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, writing, and working in the temple. I also find fulfillment in helping others do family history. I taught junior high English for a few years; but as my children came along, I put all my efforts into teaching and supporting them. Now we have a growing number of grandchildren. Family is my joy in life! I look forward to serving the Lord again as a missionary and sharing the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the church, but I am continually learning and growing in my knowledge of God's plan for His children and of Christ's atonement that makes it possible. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and know it is God's word because I have prayed about it and received a witness from the Holy Ghost. I know we are led by a prophet, and I eagerly study and apply what he teaches. As I have incorporated gospel teachings into my life, I have come to know by my own experience that these principles are true. I have joy and peace in my life even though I have experienced some hard things. As someone who has experienced cancer twice, I have learned a great deal about faith and trust in the Lord. To me, trusting the Lord means to have faith that He knows me personally and loves me. It means to have faith that He has a plan for me and will help me accomplish that plan. It means to have faith in His will and His timing. Because the family is central to God's plan, I know that I can be with my family forever if we continue to live faithfully.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying daily, studying the scriptures regularly, attending church meetings weekly, serving in the temple, and trying to develop attributes like kindness, patience, and charity. I also fast, and I participate in humanitarian service. When I find someone who is struggling with illness or loss, I try to reach out and do something to lighten their burden. Like others in the church, I watch over a few women in our congregation and visit them often. When I can serve them, I do. For me, it is part of being a disciple of Christ.