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Hi I'm Carol.

I'm a Mormon. I'm a new Grandmother! My family has my heart.

About Me

I'm 47 year old mother of a smart, witty, fun, righteous daughter. I can't imaging a better child. She and her husband have given me an awesome little grandson. They are visiting me now and I'm loving it! I love to travel. So far I've been to Germany, England, Austria, Italy and Japan. This year I hope to visit Russia and the Ukraine. I like to do things that do NOT give me an adrenaline rush. Homey things. I love books. The kind that fit in your hands and smell like paper. The kind of books that I find lost cards, stains and writing in. I also like to quilt, knit socks and sweaters and spend time with friends and family. I spend a fair amount of time volunteering also.

Why I am a Mormon

I love music. Heavenly Father prepared me to learn about the church when church was the last thing on my mind. He put hymns from my childhood in my head for weeks. I believe this helped soften my heart. I knew that life had to offer more meaning. I felt impressed to find the person who I wanted to be like and ask him about his church. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He set me up with the missionaries. I didn't want to be a "Mormon". I expected problems from everyone. I'd been raised to believe that the Old and New Testaments were the only scriptures. The Book of Mormon was different from the Bible; yet, it testified of Christ. It added clarity. Strangely, the Book of Mormon took place on the American Continent. That was different. As I read this book, the holy spirit was strongly with me. I began to understand things about my life, personality and behavior that were life changing. The gospel became very real and clear to me. It just made so much sense. The Missionaries asked me to pray about the truth of the Book of Mormon. They wanted me to be baptized. This was a real struggle for me. I didn't want the book to be true. I didn't feel like I could defend myself to anyone. After the life changing insights, the strength of the Spirit, the prayer, I was a chicken. Not very flattering. I didn't get a great big answer when I prayed because I didn't want the answer. I knew the Book of Mormon was of God, but, I didn't want Him to tell me it was. Eventually, I worked this out for myself. After I accepted that the Book of Mormon was of God and I wanted to be His as well, the Spirit bore a strong, sweet, abiding witness that this was the correct thing for me to do. Strange how we get in our own way. I was Baptized Sept.1, 1991.

How I live my faith

Keeping Jesus Christ and his teachings in the forefront of my mind is the most thought and behavior changing thing that I can do. I listen to classical and modern Christian music every day, read LDS material and my scriptures as well. I think about what I've been reading. I think about how I can better serve my family, community and country. Then I do it. As a disabled Army Vet., I have more time at my disposal than my working contemporaries. So I volunteer at the local Literacy Group; teaching reading, writing, English and a few other things to adult students. I have been working in the nursery at church for about 5 years. The children are 18 mos to 3 years old. They are all so different and precious. They have taught me so much. I love them. I've worked with the music and genealogy at church for many years as well. There is always something to be done in the Kingdom of God. From Temple work for out dead to cleaning the bathrooms at the meetinghouse. Serve where you can. I teach 4 women at home every month with a woman who is always cheerful. Wow. I mean, she really is. We bring these women a spiritual message as well as a social visit. If they have anything we can help them with, we help. I have two good parents who are aging. I go there several times a week to visit. I actually like my folks. It hasn't always been that way. We've come a long way as a family. I hope they see our Savior's light shining through me. I want them to know that I know my Savior lives and that I know this church is the true one. Serve where you are.

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