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Hi I'm Yolanda

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married woman (42 years). We have 6 children and 14 grandchildren. I love to garden, cook (my specialty is homemade bread), read and I have a small in-home sewing business. We keep milk goats and I can spin wool into yarn. My husband and I enjoy the outdoors - canoeing, camping and hiking. We love and enjoy our family and each other and serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband and I were introduced to the Mormon Church when we were on our honeymoon and took a tour of Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. That was in 1971. Since then, we've been active members of the Church and were blessed to be able to raise our 6 children in the faith. It has blessed our lives so richly and I am very grateful. Through the witness of the Holy Ghost, and countless poignant experiences, I know the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is true and I love my Savior Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven. I know He answers prayers and is an ever-present help in life. I love and greatly enjoy The Book of Mormon. I have read it many times through the years and learn something new every time. It's a marvelous book!

How I live my faith

Currently, I'm serving in the women's auxiliary. I get to teach lessons, lead meetings, and help direct compassionate service. I am also a visiting teacher ~ each month, with another woman, visiting the homes of 4 of our female members. I love to study the scriptures and enjoy being involved in genealogy and Temple work.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

If I waste my opportunities, if I squander my time, if I squander my health, or wealth, or capacity for love and nurturing, if I get distracted with useless activity, if I spend time viewing or reading or listening to things that tear me down emotionally or spiritually, if I, therefore, waste what I have been given, then I have much less to give to others and will leave this life having not helped others like I could have done and should have done. There is nothing so painful as regrets. We do, and will, all have some regrets. We are human. I like to try to live in such a way as to minimize my regrets. Show more Show less