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Hi I'm Brenda

I grew up in Utah. I have been married for 36 years to a very good man! We have seven kids and seventeen grandkids! I love life!

About Me

I delight in being with my family which includes 30 people so far!!! My husband of 36 years and I have 17 grandchildren eight years old and under! It's wild and crazy when our family gets together. All seven of our children live close enough by us that we get to be with them often. Hopefully there will be a few more added to the mix before we're through! Family is everything to me! While growing up in Utah, I learned, in my teens, what it means to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It means, for one thing, to follow Christ no matter what your friends try to pressure you to do. Over the years I have made a list of the many things being a Mormon means to me and it is long! As I continue on this journey of life, I add to that list. How cool is it that my faith does not get stagnant! Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ make sure that I keep having experiences that make me stretch, sometimes out of my comfort zone! Ultimately, being a Mormon means there is hope that through Christ, our Savior, everything will work out the exact way it is supposed to. I am happy about that! My passions are building relationships, serving however and wherever I can, writing my personal history and reading good books! Oh, and going on dates with my husband every Thursday night!

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon makes me happy! I don't have to worry about which voices to listen to and follow because in following Jesus Christ, I am blessed with peace. No evil thing can copy the feelings that peace brings. The wonderful gift of the light of Christ we have all been given grows brighter and brighter with each good choice that is made. Also, because Jesus taught us to love and serve others, He blesses me with great joy when I do. I love to feel His love for me by feeling His spirit. I consider that feeling a hug from heaven-an assurance that my efforts to follow Him are good in His sight! The stronger my faith becomes the more I feel His love for me. WHAT A BLESSING THAT IS! And to top that off, our great God has restored prophets and apostles to the earth and has promised us that He will never let them lead us astray. WOW! That is reason alone to be happy! But there is so much more to it. That will just have to be for another day and another time!

How I live my faith

I have the great privilege to serve with the young women in our congregation (ward). These girls, ages 12-18 blow me away with their strength of character and the way they uphold the standards of the church. Some of the standards are dressing modestly, living a strict health code, and not having intimate relationships outside of marriage. No one is perfect in our church, but because we know where our happiness lies, (in keeping the commandments and covenants we have made with God) it is easier to be strong in goodness. I love to read the words of the prophets in the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, each night before I go to sleep. I feel God's love through the pages in that book of scripture. I love to open up my heart in prayer morning and night to a God who I KNOW knows me and loves me. I have learned to trust His will for my life, even the challenges that He sees fit for me to endure. I know that His love for me is perfect no matter what I do, but I also know that if I want to feel His love for me then I try to do what He asks of me. Feeling His love is the best feeling ever! Along with another woman in our congregation, I get to visit three different women each month to grow friendships and to have opportunities to serve them. Two women visit me for the same reasons and it is through this program called visiting teaching that I have made some of my most cherished friends. Jesus said that we love those we serve and that is very true. Since we are always looking out for each other, we are like one big happy family in our congregations. We know when our help is needed for meals or babysitting or to run errands or even just to talk. Since my siblings and parents live in a different State, my family is my fellow Church members. Many opportunities for community service comes up and it is a pleasure to help with those...Eagle Scout projects, serving the homeless, giving of our means and time in humanitarian projects that can be used locally or sent abroad.

Are Mormons Christians?

Absolutely! Jesus Christ is our 'cornerstone' and everything we do in our Church is to honor Him. Show more Show less