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Hi I'm Gail

My husband and I raised five children and have 12 grandchildren whom I love. Helping other people brings me joy. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the fourth child of nine children raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. I am the mom of five children; four sons and one beautiful daughter. Now we have 12 grandchildren with whom who I enjoy spending time. Some of the things I have learned to do are gardening, canning, quilting, home repair with my husband, roofing, painting houses, being prepared, family research finding some ten thousands of ancestors, play basketball with sons and grandsons, reupholstery, doing scrapbook pages with my daughter, humanitarian projects, Helping Hands in disasters, being a 'quick response' ambulance driver and medical aid, took a college course to make my husband a suit. I have been happily married to my husband for 40 years. I love to go on long walks with grandsons, home schooling two of my sons for several years, volunteering at the nurses station and in classrooms, doing child care for years, read good books (always), traveling to many states and a few other countries, creating new foods, listening to others and caring for them. I read anything I can get my hands on concerning medicine. My sons all achieved Eagle Scout ( so proud of them). They all went on missions for the Lord (Brazil, Greece, Mexico and Texas). All the kids married in the temple. I am a blessed Mom. I have worked at voting polls which was fulfilling. I love all my callings in the Church which have helped me grow, I like to keep up to date with happenings in politics and the world.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised as a member, I still had to come to my own conversion or rebirth. As my husband investigated the church, I began to realize that I didn't have enough knowledge to answer all his questions. The missionaries (quite a few sets of them) were very patient with his process. I knew I had to get my own testimony renewed. It was a very rewarding time to pray earnestly and study scriptures and get answers. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and that he atoned for my sins so that if I will repent and turn away from sin, I can be clean and pure again as I was at my baptism when I was 8 years old. I am thankful for a living prophet, Thomas Monson, and I know he truly communes with Heavenly Father and gets revelation for the people of the earth as well as for the Church members. I do not have to doubt or wonder if what he says is true. The Book of Mormon is a second witness of Christ and establishes the truth of his teachings. Joseph Smith is a true prophet of the Lord raised up to do this work in our time. He did so very much for mankind to have the restored gospel on the earth. The Bible and Book of Mormon are true words that God would want us to have to live by. They can answer every question a person would encounter, solve every problem and show us how to handle our trials and sorrows. We draw closer to God by reading and studying and pondering the scriptures. With Him, nothing is impossible. We can't navigate this earth life alone. I am thankful for this hope, faith and knowledge I have been given. Charity is the pure love of Christ. I am still working on becoming like Him. I work on repenting and forgiving which are required of us and which I want to do because of my love for my Heavenly Father. There is only one church that includes all the ordinances and keys restored on the earth along with the priesthood of God. I bear witness that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints is his church.

How I live my faith

I have been active in school board meetings over the years; having to stand up for moral principles and helping to review some less-than acceptable books being required in the schools. I believe that parents should be actively involved in the education system in some way. I have gone to the state capitol to speak with representatives and listen to them. I let my voice be heard. Helping our sons do eagle projects was a great way to help the community. I teach the gospel in Sunday School where we are studying the New Testament this year. It requires lots of research of scriptures and history of the era. I have an assignment to visit several other women to check on their well-being and to share a message of joy each month. Also when there are illnesses or hardships I try to help ease the burdens. I spent years of of transcribing family names so that it is easier for others to research their family trees (members or not) everyone is welcome to use the family history center. I worked in cub scouts as a volunteer and loved it and learned so much. I have gathered signitures for petitions in front of the post office. I try to always smile at others wherever I am. I want others to know how happy I am with my faith. I want others to see that I am different. I participate with the preparedness fairs and love to teach others how to get their family ready for emergencies or even times of unemployment. Sending in orders for freeze-dried foods, water barrels, and equipment with no thought of what I might get out of it brings me great satisfaction. Just to help others with any knowledge I have is rewarding. I love doing humanitarian sewing and knowing some child in the world will have warm clothing or blankets. I know I can do more.