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Hi I'm Debbie

I grew up in Southern Calif, received a degree in P.E. from BYU, raised 6 children, and am a convert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I was baptized at the age of 16 while trying to decide which college to attend. I graduated from BYU with a degree in P.E. having an emphasis in dance. After all six of our children were born, I helped my husband run and develop a flavored beverage company that at one time was distributed throughout the U.S. Throughout the years, I have enjoyed sewing, reading, and water skiing. Currently I serve in the Mesa Arizona Temple along with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was not reared attending any church and had limited religious experiences, I think I have always known in my heart that there is a God in heaven and that His Son is Jesus Christ. During my high school years, I can remember being taught about Darwinism and exploring the idea of evolution, and although I prided myself on being a well educated person, I think there was something deeper in my heart that ran contrary to the idea that man had evolved over millions of years. But it wasn't until I was planning for further education and exploring various universities to attend, that I become more active in seeking out an understanding of why we are here and where we have come from. For some odd and unexplained reason, my attentions were drawn to BYU and I determined that that was the university of my choice rather than UCLA or USC which were closer to my home. What at first become a quest to lower my tuition rate by joining the LDS church quickly ended up becoming the greatest decision of my life. It was within the first two meeting with the missionaries and being given an explanation of who I am and that I had lived before this earth life and what the purpose of life is, that really rang true to my heart. Coupled with prayer and reading the scriptures, I soon knew that what I was being taught was of an eternal truth and no longer did I desire to join this church to lower my tuition rate, but to align myself with those that believed and understood things in the same way that I felt was right. I have found that by acting on what I have felt was right, my testimony of those things has increased and blessed my life with an abundance of joy, knowledge and desire to continue to learn and grow. It's hard to explain to someone else why you believe what you believe because it is so personal but I can testify that all who truly seek to know truth will be given it, and an understanding of all eternal truths have been restored to the earth. My life has been blessed.

How I live my faith

Shortly after I was baptized at the age of 16, I was asked to serve as the president of my church youth class. It was then that I gained an appreciation for serving other people and how by so doing brings a great love for them within your heart. Since that time I have taken every opportunity to accept any assignment that I have been asked to do and have served as a leader to not only the young children within my church boundaries, but the youth and the woman as well. And each assignment that I have received has blessed my life. In past years I have been asked to head up a girls camp for teenage girls, overseen service projects, headed up several youth conferences and participated in a "pioneer trek" experience for the youth. I have been asked to speak on many occasions to adults as well as the youth. Currently I serve in the temple here in our community and love it. Living my faith is something that extends far beyond the bounds of what I have been asked to do. It also includes continually helping my children, whether married or not, and grandchildren to know of the love that our Heavenly Father has for each of them and that as we live our lives, following the directions and guidance that the Lord has given us, we can achieve things that we never thought might be possible. Divinity lies within each of us and it is by the love and support of one another that we can attain our fullest potential. "We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." ..Luciano de Crescenzo