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Hi I'm Minda

I'm a Mormon. An insanely busy one! I work 5 jobs and have a wonderful husband and we have one son who keeps us on our toes!

About Me

I work with a lot of non-profit organizations including the Mothers' Milk Bank and Retriever Rescue. I love to perform and teach dance classes and voice lessons weekly. I am also the current theater manager for one of the largest high schools in the state! When I am not working, I am finishing my Masters program and spending time with my husband and two year old son. My husband works for the airline industry so we also enjoy traveling! We have been know to be gone for entire summers! I also enjoy scrapbooking but struggle to find time (and peace and quiet) to do it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised Catholic and went to private school growing up. I think I always felt like it was shoved down my throat and forced by my school. Church was frustrating and boring... the same routine over and over again. The prayers were memorized and recited without meaning. I switched to public school for high school and was extremely involved in the arts. A good majority of my friends were LDS and I often went to classes in the early morning with them. When I went to College on the Western Slope, the mormon population was ABUNDANT! Again- my friends were mostly LDS and I began attending church with them. I met my husband, fell in love, prepared him for a mission, and in that preparation found and gained my own testimony. He baptized me before he left and my parents came and have supported me from day one. My husband came home very early and we were married the following year and sealed in the temple the year after that. We have had a few struggles in faith and my husband has chosen to no longer be a member, but once he made his decision- I felt that my own testimony grew stronger... not only for myself but for my son. We have had wonderful experiences, especially in our travels. We have been to many many ward buildings and meetings across the country and have seen many temples (including Hawaii!) and have always felt so welcome everywhere we go. The sense of comradory and love in this church is one I have never found elsewhere. Friendships last a lifetime and there is always a shoulder to cry on or a hand to hold!

How I live my faith

I live my faith very uniquely. Attending church by myself with a 2 year old is NOT an easy task. My leaders have graciously granted that I not hold a calling until my schedule lightens up but I do participate in on-line activities and keep up with goings on through other women at church. I love reading through the Ensign church magazine we get every month and especially enjoy sharing my faith and testimony with my non-member family.