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Hi I'm Gena

Yes, I am a lifelong Mormon. I do have that very long pioneer lineage, but that didn't give me my testimony of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I am married to my best friend, Bobby. I'm a mother of one gorgeous daughter, and three handsome sons. I also currently have 7 granddaughters and 4 grandsons who are all the loves of my life! I love sewing, quilting, creating wedding gowns, remodeling my house and serving others. I truly enjoy working on my family history and helping others with theirs. I want to one day actually learn to be a Professional Genealogist.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church. I even have that very long lineage of pioneer history. Yet their stories have only added to my testimony of this Gospel. I had to gain my own testimony. I always knew, even as a young 3 yr old, that the Joseph Smith was a Prophet and Jesus Christ was real. Yet, at the age of 12 I was confronted about my testimony and I wasn't really sure about it. I truly had a desire to find out the truth about it. I began reading all I could find about the church. We didn't have computers or internet then, so I went to our local library and spoke to anyone I could. I listened to a reenactment of Joseph Smith's history and testimony...then took the challenge to read the Book of Mormon. After reading it, I KNEW the book was true. I prayed about it and received a beautiful confirmation of truth that I was searching for.

How I live my faith

I am as active as can be in my ward activities. I have been ill for a few years so my leaders really don't keep me as active as I choose. So I find things to do. A few years ago I came across a group of 'gleaners' that got day old bread from a local bakery. I began getting bread for my area. My husband helps me now with it and we gather a full pickup load of 14-18 large tubs of bread. We bring it home and open our doors to anyone that needs it. If you honestly don't 'need' - we ask that they donate the cash to the church or food bank. We now have about 45 families that come and share the bread. It has been so much fun. I also create custom wedding and prom gowns. Mormon wedding have to have "Modest" dresses, which include sleeves! So I often makeover a gown into Modest. I am also a Family History Consultant - Genealogy and that keeps me very busy.