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Hi I'm Gayla Nelson

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

About Me

I am married with five children. My children are all married but one who is a college student. I have twelve grandchildren so far. My husband is working in Kabul, Afghanistan as a contractor. I worked for fourteen years as a retirement home dining manager. I now keep busy with my yard and with my church. I love being outdoors working, jogging or riding my ATV. I also love to sew and shop for antique furniture. I live on several acreas on the side of a beautiful mountain.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. My family has been Mormon for several generations. I think it gives my family a bond that is very strong. We have the same values and dreams. We love each other and want to be together forever. Being a Mormon means being actively involved. I am busy with assignments in the ward I go to. Because of these assignments I have not only learned to serve others but gained knowledge and confidence which have made me a much better person. If you want to become the best person possible, this church will definately give you the opportunities to do that. Being a Mormon gives me security. I have Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers assigned to visit me each month. If I ever need anything they are there to help me. It's like having an extended family. I know that no matter where I live I will always have support. The most important reason I am a Mormon is because I believe it is the true church of Jesus Christ on the earth today. We have a living prophet who guides and directs the Lords work on this earth. I have known that this is the true church since I was a little girl because the Holy Ghost testified to me that it is. Throughout the years my testimony has grown stronger and stronger as I have watched and participated in the church. The way the church is organized and functions continues to amaze me.

How I live my faith

The church leaders give each member a calling or assignment. I have had several assignments over the years. I have worked with children, with teenagers, and with the women in our church. I have learned so much from each of these assignments. I've learned how to organize my time, to be a leader, a teacher, an instructor and a spiritual example. I've learned that no matter what group of people I serve that they are all children of Heavenly Father and when I serve them I learn to love them. I recently worked with the children for two years. They are so smart and amazing. They know so much about the Savior already. I can tell they are being taught in their homes by good parents about making the right choices in their lives. They know that they are children of Heavenly Father and that they are expected to set good examples for their friends.