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Hi I'm Barbara

I'm an at home mother of three boys. I have a great husband. We are a skiing family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married mother of three sons. They are all in elementary school this year. I attained my Bachelor of Science degree however, chose to stay home after my second son was born. My family does not afford me much time for career right now but, hope to return to the work force in the next couple years. My family and I love to hike, camp, snow ski & board, and many other activities. I also enjoy reading, taking college courses, watching movies with my husband, walking the dog, and am trying to be healthier by working out more often.

Why I am a Mormon

I had been raised a Mormon however, just stopped attending church as a teenager. For about 15 years I was not an active member. I attended many different religions over the years although none resonated in my heart. When my Husband and I decided to marry, we both felt the need to be married in a church. We finally decided to marry in a multi-denominational church by the minister that was assigned to us. Before our first child was born we had many discussions regarding how we wanted to raise our growing family. We believe that providing our children with a spiritual foundation is essential to their well being. So where to attend church became a more pressing issue. We attended services at both the Catholic Church and the Mormon Church in our area for a couple of years. However, we both felt more comfortable and secure with attending the Mormon Church. My conversion was one of realizing the fullness of truth had been available to me all along. The conviction of this realization continued to grow stronger with personal revelations and experiences over the next several years. I continue to grow and develop my testimony that Joseph Smith was the first prophet of God in modern times. Meanwhile, my husband was not a member. He attended services regularly with me and our children but, had not been baptized. One day he told me he was no longer worried about what others might think of him if he were to become a Mormon. He believed all the principles of the gospel and teachings of the church were the truth. He said he was ready to be baptized and was that month. Our oldest son has been baptized. Our other two boys are excited to get there turn to be baptized.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best every day. I reading scriptures, pray, do my best to raise moral and ethical children, attend church services, and live in a way God would be proud of me daily. Some other things that I do are visit with several other women in my ward every month. We socialize and share a spiritual message. I have participated in the Cub Scout program and taught on Sundays in the Gospel Principles class. I also volunteer at our elementary school on a regular basis.