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Hi I'm Gail

I grew up as an Air Force brat. I settled here in Arizona 35 years ago. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a single mom with one daughter. I have managed to get her through college and create one independent young lady. Since she has been out of the house, I pretty much just put all my time into work. Recently I have been disabled. With time on my hands, I now like to color, learn scrapbooking, and began sewing again.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon convert and have been a member of the church for about a year and a half. I always knew about Mormons but never really thought about it much. My daughter even went to dances with her friend who was Mormon. I had been going to a Christian Church for about 27 years. I watched the church grow and grow. As they grew they seemed to focus on the 20 - 35 age range, turning to more current music styles. This did not appeal to me because it was deafening, and the messages seemed for the younger crowd as well. So I left. I took a break from church then decided to start looking again but never seemed drawn to any particular church. I then met a new neighbor and we quickly became friends. I found out she was Mormon on my own and then began to ask questions. A while later she had a couple of female missionaries come to her house and she asked them if they would knock on my door. That they did and asked if I was interested in learning about the book of Mormon. I said "Yes, come in." Their jaws dropped so much. They were totally taken aback that someone actually said yes so quickly, without any convincing. The rest is history. We went on with lessons and became a member. It is the best thing I ever did. These people are so warm, genuine, and giving. They have helped me out in many different ways from meals at night to taking me to doctor appointments. Since becoming a member I have made wonderful friends, and found out what it really mean to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Since I am disabled, it is difficult to help out within the church. I do help by becoming a visiting teachor. This entails visiting a couple of members each month and just casually discussing the topic of the month. This also gives you a chance to know them better and know if there are any needs they need met that you might be able to help with. I also do family tree work. This entails entering cencus reports, etc. into the computer to help provide information to the community with maybe a few more leads as to their family history. Otherwise I just keep up with my prayer life and scripture reading daily to keep closer to Jesus Christ.