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Hi I'm Helen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family moved to Sedalia when I was 3 years old. Sixty years later I am still here!. My husband and I have been married for 41 years. We have two adult children. When I am not working I enjoy hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and crosscountry skiing. I love Colorado because it offers many places to go to enjoy these activities.

Why I am a Mormon

Me and my husband were baptized December 24, 2000. For several years the missionaries would visit our home. We always enjoyed their visits, but made it clear that we were just not interested. Besides, we had heard the typical myths about the Mormons. We knew many LDS members and never thought them strange. Quite the contrary. In fact we did not know that some were even members. I drove a school bus for 26 years and my route of 22 of those years was serving 4 LDS families. It wasn't until a set of sister missionaries came to our home and asked if we would be interested in taking the discussions. When my husband said that we would be interested, I was dumb founded. I thought that this would be just a fleeting thought and would fall by the way side. The sisters returned faithfully and presented a lesson weekly. Through the discussions and prayer, which we were encouraged to do, we committed to be baptized. I am eternally greatful to those missionaries. Before my conversion I just basicly knew that there was a God. I would pray occassionaly when I really needed some help. I would blame God for the bad things in my life. And at Easter time we couldn't wait for the Easter Bunny. Throughout the past eleven years, since my batisim, I have come to know that I have a father in heaven who knows me and loves me. I know that he sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to give his life for me, to atone for all my sins, and give me the Plan of Salvation that I can return to live with Him as long as I am true to my covenants that I made with Him when I was baptized. I know that families are forever. I know that I am a child of God. Although I quite often fall short of His glory, and that unfortunate things still happen, I know that my Father in Heaven is aware of me and is always near to help me through. He is there to lead me, guide me, and walk beside me. To Him I give thanks in all things. I have come to recognize the many blessings has been given me.

How I live my faith

Since becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my life has been basically transformed. My first calling was in the Church library, then as a primary teacher (sunday school for young children), and different assignments in the womens organization. I wasn't sure how I could do these things and still work a full time job, maintain my home, and be able to do the activities that I ejoyed doing. Everything just fell into place. I was able to establish priorities. To be truthful, it did take some attitude adjustment on my part. By faithfully attending Sacrament meetings on Sundays to renew my baptisimal covenants, challenging myself to read scriptures daily, being active and avaliable in church and community related service, rise to the challenge and elevate my callings, and very importantly, following the counsel of the Prophet, I am able to comprehend a greater purpose for my life in this mortal existence. I try daily to live my life and be as an example to my family, my faith, and friends, as though Jesus Christ is standing beside me.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Helen
I will never forget the overwhelming feeling of spiritual cleanliness when I was baptized 11years ago. When I first joined the church I had only minimal knowledge of a Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. From the moment I was totally emersed in the waters of baptism I knew that was the first step of my journey with my Father in Heaven. Because we beleive that we existed in the heavens with our Heavenly Father before choosing to come to this mortal existence, baptism gave me the opportunity again to be as clean and free from sin as I was in the Glories of heaven. That is our belief, that we must be baptized for the remission of sin. By chosing to be baptized, I choose to be a disciple of the Savior Jesus Christ. Baptism was my first step to qualify me to return to live with Him once again. Show more Show less