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Hi I'm Carole

I'm a Mom, a Grandma, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Carole, and I’m a wife, a mother of five grown children, and a grandmother of fourteen grandchildren. I was a school teacher before we started our family, and since then I’ve been a stay-at-home mom, combining all of the additional activities that come with a family—playgroups, volunteering at school, carpools, attending school sporting events, early morning band practices, etc. When my children left our home for college and marriage, I returned to our community college for additional classes in music theory, and have pursued my hobby and passion, playing the organ for church, and now teaching younger organists.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into the Church—my parents and grandparents were members—I felt it was important for me to know for myself if the teachings and principles of the Church were true. Especially in my early twenties I did extensive reading and studying of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the teachings and principles it espouses, and prayed fervently for a personal assurance that I was following the right path. I feel that I received answer to my inquiry of the Lord—the Holy Ghost testified to my heart that the teachings of the Church were true, and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ had been restored to the earth. I have tried to be a faithful member throughout my life. I cannot imagine living and raising a family without knowledge of God’s plan for me. The Church teachings tell me where I came from, what my purpose on earth is, and what is in store for me and my family following this earth life. I am old enough to have seen sorrow and death in my immediate family and extended family, and I am always grateful to know that my Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, will give us strength to endure life’s trials. I receive comfort and guidance from the Holy Ghost each day of my life.

How I live my faith

Our local congregations (wards) are staffed totally by member volunteers on a rotating basis—these assignments are referred to as “callings.” So throughout my life I’ve had the opportunity to give talks, teach the little children, teach women’s groups, volunteer in service projects, and of course play the organ for the worship meetings—Sacrament Meeting. That is the most satisfying of all my experiences. I presently serve in a calling with my husband in a ward for Young Adults, ages 18-30. The world will be in good hands in the future—it is so exciting and humbling to see the many abilities and talents of the rising generation. I nurture my beliefs through daily scripture study and prayer. I try each day to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, and I especially try to follow the teachings of Jesus by treating others as I would want to be treated.