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Hi I'm Veda

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I help medical students learn to treat patients by being a medical actress. It is quite fulfilling knowing that I am the students first introduction to treating people for various ailments. I also volunteer with my city on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Up until this year I was quite involved in the local school district but have taken a rest. I worked at a theme park for 12 years which allowed me an opportunity to meet people from all over the world. I am a mother of three, two boys and one girl. I love to cook and the holidays are my favorite where my candy and treats are quite welcomed.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Osmond convert as my first exposure to the church came through them. I had a friend who was not a member give me a Book of Mormon which I read cover to cover. I felt very strong about it. My parents were not excited about the possibility of joining the church so I wasn't allowed to join until I was 18. I visited different churchs of other faiths during that time and just couldn't feel right about joining them. The first time I visited the LDS church it was chaos but I felt right at home. I called the missionaries and told them I needed the discussions before I could be baptized. They dropped the phone. It has not been easy since I am the only member of my family but my parents agree it has been a lifegrowing experience and a good fit for me. Even through my trials and tribulation I have never lost focus on what is important. I was challenged by attending and graduating from a Southern Baptist University where I had to stay on my toes. I have tried to be an example since so many people watch me. Even when working at the theme park if missionaries showed up on P day I would get calls from different locations to tell me they were there. Now, my non member friends are proud to tell people we meet that I am LDS.

How I live my faith

It was always quite easy for me to live my faith. Once I discovered Mormons did not drink or smoke I chose not to do those things. I even stopped drinking "sweet tea" years before I was allowed to join the church. As a member of my community I have tried to give back by volunteering. I will help out anyone, regardless of who they are. I have friends of all faiths and we are glad to help each other out. I teach Sunday School where I just spent 9 months teaching 16 year olds and have just moved to teaching the 13 year olds. It is quite challenging but fulfilling. I want them to learn the gospel by thinking, not just by absorbing. I have tried to be an example everywhere I go. My best accomplishment are allowing people to understand the church better and drop the misunderstandings and untruths. I actually had people tell me they understood our church and respected it more from its good values. I am not ashamed of who I am and try to help people understand me and the church more.