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Hi I'm Vicki

I was raised in Los Angeles. I have 7 grandkids. I'm a Mormon. And I am happy!

About Me

I am happy! I like getting to know people wherever I live and have been blessed with many precious friends. I have a wonderful husband, 4 incredible kids (all grown and married), and 7 adorable grandkids. I am a former junior high school teacher of art and math. I enjoy learning and fitness classes.

Why I am a Mormon

Peace, joy and truth! I didn't always know that the Church was true. Even though my parents were members of the church, I didn't want to be one who believed, just because I was born into it. I wanted to know for myself. Often the only "Mormon" girl in my grade at school, I began asking myself soul searching questions: "Exactly what did I believe?" and "Could someone really know what's true?" As these questions filled my mind, I remembered that in the Bible we are told multiple times to "Ask and it shall be given you." And in James, it says, if we lack wisdom, to ask God and he'll answer freely and not be angry. I also learned from the Bible that the Holy Spirit will testify truth to our soul. These thoughts stayed with me. I was in college when I first read, cover to cover, The Book of Mormon, which is a companion volume to the Bible. I was amazed at what was contained in that book. I didn't completely absorb all its contents at first, but I felt close to God whenever I read it. There is a promise at the end of the book which says, if anyone will read the Book of Mormon with faith in Christ, and then ask God, with a sincere heart, if the book is true, (meaning that they honestly want to know, not just read it with an "agenda"), that God will tell them it is true by the power of the Holy Ghost. I tried this. It took me many weeks to finish reading it. As I continued to study and pray and ask, I realized that the still-small-voice of the Holy Spirit was speaking to me. I knew it was true. Since that time I have read the Book of Mormon many times. Each time it nourishes my soul. Nearly every page testifies of Jesus Christ and strengthens my commitment to Him as my Savior, the Redeemer of all mankind. It is only through His grace that I can be saved from the grasp of the enemy of my soul. This knowledge humbles me, gives me peace and sustains me through trials and challenges in my life.

How I live my faith

Every day I pray, study the scriptures and try to follow the Savior, Jesus Christ. Each Sunday I renew my baptismal covenants, to God, the Eternal Father, by participating in the Sacrament. During this ordinance I partake of the emblems symbolic of the Savior's flesh and blood, sacrificed for me; and witness to the Father my willingness to take upon me the name of His Son, to always remember Him and do my best to keep His commandments. As I do this, the Father's promise to me is to let his Holy Spirit always be with me. The Holy Spirit can sanctify my efforts and the enabling power of His Grace gives me strength to keep my covenants. During the Sacrament I think of Him. I feel God's love for me as I ponder and pray. Sometimes the Holy Spirit whispers something I need to work on or repent of. And it is because of His Atonement that I can be forgiven and start afresh. He never gives up on me. He wants me to be happy. He wants all of us to be happy! During the ensuing week I try to always remember Jesus Christ and be a better disciple. The more I focus on this the more prepared I am for the Sacrament to be a sanctifying, soul refreshing experience. I am deeply grateful for God's love and devotion to me, and all of His children. By the witnessing power of the Holy Ghost I know that God is our Father, who sacrificed His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior, paving the way for us to return to His presence. I can't even fathom such great love. Indeed, I stand all amazed at His Grace offered to me!