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Hi I'm Claudia

I'm a Mormon. I was born and grew up in Michigan. I work for the US Post Office as a clerk. My husband passed away recently.

About Me

I am an artist, a muralist, an illustrator and love painting in acrylics, oils, pastel, and like sketching. My family has a cabin in northern Michigan in the forest. I grew up loving animals and nature and the many song birds and their different calls. I love hiking, taking pictures, horses, and being adventurous. I work on my genealogy and I love to sing and was in the US Army , and belonged to a Culinary Arts Team where I won several awards. Went to Art School in Chicago and worked as an artist and illustrator in New York City for some art studios. I later went to College in Colorado for Graphic Arts for 2 years. I also was a secretary in a horse club. I love camping and hiking and owned a jeep. That is pretty much me.

Why I am a Mormon

I want to be in a church that has the most complete plan for mankind, the full gospel of Jesus Christ ( the Book Of Mormon and the Bible) they go hand in hand. Jesus Christ stands at the head of our Church. We're the only true Church that has a living prophet who guides us. I feel very comfortable with that. The smiling faces of the members of the Church who thrive at making others happy is so genuine and pure to me. I can think of no better way than to live my life the best way I know how, and knowing that I have a Savior who loves me and guides me every day no matter how bad life gets. I know that if I stay positive things will work out. When we live in doubtful times, life will get better and will feel blessed. My life has come together and I can feel secure living in a world where I share the gospel with others. I know that God is very forgiving. You don't have to be perfect in this life, and no matter what you have done in your life, you can change and turn your life around. You are very special and unique-God created you in the image of himself and he loves you very much. This is to me is why I am a Mormon. I used to struggle with things and feel lonely. In the Book of Mormon their were many different kinds of peoples who lived in those times and their histories are quite interesting. Its funny how we are all related to people that lived in those days.Its genealogy working for us. Joseph Smith was our first prophet in our Church and Thomas S. Monson is our current prophet. I contacted the missionaries shortly after I left the Army and joined the Church . I remember hearing a still small voice telling me that I would never be lonely again. Seeing the other members look so happy and helpful has reflected in my life and has changed my life completely for the better. Living far away from my family has gotten me to be closer to the Church members. I really enjoy going to Church and thats why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have a strong testimony in the Church. I know that it's true, it's so powerful. I watch people and see it working in their lives; the gleam in their eyes. I am a convert, I was a United Methodist growing up. I love the Church because we know about the preexistence and talk about it. Death is not scary to us, their is no death! It's comforting to know that life does not end, it goes on. Knowing that we can live together for all time and for all eternity with our family's again. I have loving grandparents. My grandmother was a school teacher. I still read her old letters. She passed away a while back, but her presence is still felt in my heart. She taught me about the birds and animals and I am so forever grateful to have had her in my life. My mother, she was always there for us when we were growing up. And was sensitive to our needs and feelings, and she made us feel loved . Going to the Temple is very comforting and it makes you feel clean, reassuring, and secure. I have been seeing a lot more happy faces in the church, and I like that. We can come to know ourselves more when we ask ourselves questions like, where do we come from and who created us? I have been a nursery teacher, sunbeam teacher, a camp director for girls camp, and a visiting teacher.In 1997 I created a huge mural on 3 6 feet Masonite panel boards. The Martins Handcart Company in acrylics and helped with the youth in our Church in Wyoming walking handcarts at Martins Cove. I really enjoyed this place and felt the spirits of the pioneers. My mural went across the western states on the back of a friends pick up truck to be viewed by many members in the Church at some outings and wards. We all made our own pioneer clothing and walked in a parade in Pueblo, Co. My panel mural was also displayed in a History Museum in Pueblo. I love those pioneers and I always loved the west and how the Church plays a large part in that. I am an artist, I have my faith, and I have a strong testimony .