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Hi I'm Wendy

I'm a Mormon. I have 8 children, 4 son-in-laws, and 12 grandchildren. I love being a mom.

About Me

I love gardening and reading. I love to spend my time with my family. I spent the last few years caring for a friend who suffered from Rhuematoid Arthritis. We were able to renew our childhood friendship. My knowledge of the Savior helps me put into perspective the importance of lifetime relationships and serving one another. She passed away in April 2011, and I am so thankful for the time we spent together. Caring for others is easy when you have the Savior by your side to help.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is True! At the age of 22 I decided I needed to know for myself that Jesus Christ lived and cared about me. There was a path to choose and knowing that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was true would lead me down one path and if it wasn't well that would be a whole different life. I began reading the Book of Mormon every day. I also prayed and each day I would ask "Is the Book of Mormon true. I didn't get an answer right away, but I kept on reading because this was going to be life changing and I had to know if it was true. I was born into a mormon family and always went to church. I had already read the Book of Mormon twice and knew that in the last book of the Book of Mormon there is a scripture that reads, " And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." Moroni 10:4. I had read up to this page and the morning I was going to read I knew what the verse said. I knelt down and prayed and told God that I knew what I was going to read and I needed to know if the words in the Book of Mormon were true. A great warmth filled me and I knew without a doubt that the Book of Mormon was true, that Christ is my Savior and if I lived the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I would be following the true church. I have stayed true to the gospel since that day. Trials have come and gone, and I know with my Savior Jesus Christ nothing is impossible. I feel true joy, because I have the truth.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church and have always been blessed to work with the youth. I just spent the last 6 years in our Young Women organization working with the girls ages 12 to 18. I grew to love those girls as we spent time learning the gospel, sharing secrets, camping, and watching out for each other. I have made some life time friends there. I now lead the music on Sundays in our Primary Program and work with children 3 to 11. I feel the spirit so strong each Sunday as we sing songs teaching the children about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These programs teach the children that they have a Heavenly Father who loves and cares about them and that Jesus Christ is their brother and loves them. The Relief Society is an orginization which the women of the church belong to. I love visiting with sisters in their homes and getting to know them. The visiting teaching program helps build friendships. You really get to know one another better when you go into homes, share a message, and look out for one another's needs. It makes it easier to help them when they need it, because you have already established a relationship. Having learned to visit with other women and recognize their need has helped me be a better neighbor. I understand that part of building relationships is easing each others burdens, whether they are emotional, physical, or spiritual. Everyone needs a friend and the LDS church has trained me all along to do just that. When you know how to serve others you can solve your own problems while helping someone else. The saying goes in the church, I am not sure where it comes from, "Forget yourself and go to work." And that is what I try to do. My motto is "Life Is Good"