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Hi I'm Edell

I'm an 4 Generation Arizona native. I'm a X-Ray tech. I'm a wife and Mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a thirst for knowledge. I finished my college degree after I had all my children. It was hard going to school full time and taking care of four young children, but I am glad I pushed through and finished. I have worked with young people in many different capacities for the last 25 years. I love helping them set goals and figure out what they stand for.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a background where most of my family is LDS and has been since the gospel was restored. I was baptized when I was 8, but I had to find my own way, even though I was raised in the Church. In my late teens and twenties I visited many different churches and even tried to tell myself that not going to any church was a good idea. I felt that I was lacking something. I decided to start a search for a church that would fill that emptiness, so I started going back to different churches. I felt like there was still something missing, so I decided to test the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to see if it was what I was looking for. I had a hard time returning to Church, but as I did I knew it was where I belonged. I started changing some of my habits and the way I dressed and I knew that the changes I was making were helping me feel better about myself and helping me to come closer to my Savior. I am a better person because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the Church I have had many opportunities to help and serve others. I have learned how to be a better mother, a better wife a better person. I have studied scripture and learned what I need to do to so that I can be with my family always. I have had many opportunities to help people in the church and also in my community and that is a great blessing to me. I am not perfect. I have a long way to go and many more things to learn; but, I feel that this is where I should be and that what I learn at Church is what I need to do to continue to improve myself.

How I live my faith

I teach the 15 and 16 year old Sunday School Class. This year we are studying the New Testament. I love sharing my testimony of Jesus Christ and helping them learn more of his teachings by studying His words and the words of the Apostles. I have worked in various capacities in the Boy Scouts of America for the last 16 years. They teach to "Do a Good Turn Daily." I try to live this every day is ways big and small. I try to serve others in my community and neighborhood, and do lots of volunteer work. I think this is a way to follow my Savior who lived his whole live serving others. I have a son serving a mission. I love reading his letters and I love telling people about his adventures. It is hard to have him be so far away, but I feel that we are being blessed because of his choice. I love to go to the temple. The temples are a special place where I can ponder Heavenly Father's plan and be guided by the Spirit on how to live my life. When I was young, I felt that the gospel was too restrictive, but now I feel such a sense of wholeness and I know firsthand how freeing it is living as the Savior would have us live. I love being able to pray and be guided by the Spirit each day. I love seeing my children make good choices and know that they are happy. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives me direction, hope and peace in an ever-changing and sometimes wicked world.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

I love the outdoors. Planting a seed and watching it grow into a plant that produces fruit is a miracle to me. There is such order in the big and the small things of the universe from a grain of sand to a rock to a mountain to the sky, all tell me that there is a God who ordered it and is watching over it. I studied a lot of anatomy and during my college years I had the great privilege of working with a cadaver. When we first entered the room I felt such an overwhelming feeling. As we worked through examining various functions and processes of the human body I was moved to tears more than once. Looking at that amazing creation and understanding how all the parts worked to support an amazing whole was such a witness to me of God's hand in all creation. The world was created for me and for you. We have amazing bodies, even when they are not perfect and sometimes have to endure illness; they are a testimony to me of God's perfect plan. Show more Show less