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Hi I'm Wendy

I work in a secondary school in South West England, have five teenage children, and am an active member of the LDS church.

About Me

When I'm at home I spend most of my time being mum. I have twin daughters who are studying for A levels and a daughter doing her GCSEs. This means lots of homework! Our son is on a mission for our church for 2 years in the Philippines. At work I am an administrator in our local secondary school and I am also a governor there. At church I currently help with our nursery which runs for an hour and a half every Sunday morning for children aged between 18 months and 3 years old. I love it in there. I also teach my children a bible-study course called Seminary which we run at home every morning before school.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandmother joined the LDS church with her sister. She was 14 and her sister 18 years old. Their parents, my great grandparents, joined a few months later. Life wasn't easy for them then being members and they lost many friends. My grandmother later married a non member and though she still went to church her husband didn't want their children to be baptised until they were much older. My mother stopped going to church and got married. One day the missionaries knocked on my mum and dad's door and invited them to church and the rest is history, they were baptised and I have been brought up in the LDS church. I was baptised a member when I was 8 years old. It was probably when I was 16 that I really knew that I had to find out whether the church was true for myself, and so I did. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to find out whether it was true or not. I had a burning feeling within me that the church is true and I have never doubted it. Because of this witness I can truly say that I am happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. It is a part of who I am not just somewhere that I go on a Sunday. I work hard at teaching my children the principles that are taught in our church along with teaching them in our bible study programme called Seminary. This has helped them to become better citizens and to cope with resisting the temptations of the world that surround them. Our son going on a mission has been a blessing in my life and something which many people are interested in and often ask about.