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Hi I'm Nedra

I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, an interpreter for the Deaf, a life-long learner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a head strong person...never liked fitting in the mold nor wanting to fit in to what people thought I should be. You may think this contradicts being a Mormon. Well, it doesn’t. I am a Mormon because I know for myself that the things we believe are true. Trust me, I have questioned and sought for answers for myself which I have found. I am a straight forward, no nonsense person. Maybe this is why I love American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. When I use ASL I can be as direct as I want and it is embraced. Life, for me, isn’t always easy. There have been numerous times during my life when I have felt alone and/or overly burdened. The one constant I have had is God. No matter the situation, I have felt His presence, comfort and guidance. I know He knows me personally, is always with me and He loves me. Growing up I had big dreams. I wanted to become a lawyer, an actress, and a world traveler, but those things weren’t in the plan for me. I met a young man that stole my heart, who made me feel all the ridiculous things they only talk about in movies and songs. More than 30 years later he still makes me feel those things. The “what do I want to be” became clear after I met him. I wanted him to be by my side forever and to have a family with him. It happened! I am a wife, a mother of five, and grandmother of 4. My favorite thing to do is have fun with and teach my children. Now it is even more enjoyable with my grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because despite trying to do things my own way without help, I have seen God’s hand in my life over and over again; experiences and confirmations from God of the truthfulness of His gospel that I cannot deny.

How I live my faith

The scriptures teach us to “let our light shine.” When I do this I can have His image in my countenance. I try to let the love of Christ shine through me in my interactions with those I met every day. I hope that through me people can see that there is hope, peace and happiness in this life. I have served in various areas for our congregation. I have organized activities and been in charge of our women’s group, our youth group and our children’s group. I have taught lessons about God to each of these age groups. Right now I interpret for the meetings and activities that happen weekly.