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Hi I'm Barbara

I play violin in a symphony orchestra, love to garden, and enjoy teaching. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 48 years and have 6 children and 16 grandchildren. I began playing the violin when I was 6 and enjoy performing at church services. I love to sew and quilt, especially for my grandchildren. I also enjoy gardening and providing flowers for church services and funerals and weddings. Reading and studying occupy a lot of my time and I love to scrapbook. I enjoy sharing the talents that God has blessed me with to bring beauty and comfort to to the lives of others.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up attending a non-denominational christian church with my family. We had a very active youth group and that was my social life, especially in high school. When I went away to college, I missed my friends and tried to attend another church, but it just wasn't the same. I finally realized that my whole religious experience had been built around friendships but I really didn't know what I believed. Then I met my husband and we started dateing. He asked me if I would like to go to church with him and for the first time,I felt the spirit. I wanted to know more and was taught by the missionaries. What they told me about God's plan for us made sense to me, as if I had heard it all my life. I loved how the gospel of Jesus Christ made order out of chaos, how families could be together forever. I wanted to raise my children within this framework. And so I was baptized. Even though my mother was not happy about my decision, I have never regretted it. I love my Savior,Jesus Christ, and am so grateful for His atoning sacrifice. I am so thankful to be one of the daughtes of a Heavenly Father that loves me and wants me to return to Him. I know that any sacrifice we make in this life for the gospel is worth it and becomes a blessing to us if we endure it well.

How I live my faith

Most of my years in the church have been spent in teaching children. My favorite age is 12 and 13 year old girls. I teach a lesson on Sunday and plan an activity for them on Wednesday evenings. I have served as president of the women"s organization and been a choir director. I also visit 3 women in the church once a month with a companion. We teach a spiritual thought and make sure that we meet any needs. I also like to volunteer at the food bank and try to be a positive influence where ever I go.