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Hi I'm Dorothy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a stay at home mom for most of my adult life. During that time much of my time was spent using my creative talents through crafts, quilting and working as a volunteer in the Boy Scouts program and other youth activities that my children were involved in. I especially enjoyed my leadership time in cub scouting where I served as a District Commissioner and Day Camp Director. I love working with the youth. My children were also involved in many sports programs so I spent many an evening cheering them on at basketball, volleyball and track competitions. While my children were still at home I did work for a few years as a classified employed for their school, which kept me available if they needed their mom. After our last son left home I went to work along side my husband managing a hotel at a ski resort. We are now retired and try to spend as much time as possible visiting our children and grandchildren. I occasionally find time for doing hand work, bicycling with my family, and working at the school as a volunteer, when needed.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I attended several different protestant churches with my friends. Having been raised in a home where high standards were expected, I knew that religion was important even though we did not attend church as a family. Having gotten a taste of many differents faiths, I could not understand why they all taught that God was someone to be feared. After reading the New Testament, I knew that God loved me and I could not fear Him. While in college I was introduced to two missionaries from the LDS Church. After listening to what they believed I knew this was a church that did not teach that God and Jesus Christ were to be feared but loved. Since my baptism I have spent many years studying and know that my Heavenly Father loves me and will always be there for me. He has helped me through the death of my two oldest daughters, many health issues with other children and helps me feel the peace I need in these trouble time. I love Him and hope to someday be worthy to live in His presence.

How I live my faith

Looking back through the years I remember the many times I have spent serving others, not only in the church but also in the community. Serving as PTO President gave me opportunities to plan carnivals, physical fitness programs and other activities. Most recently I participated in a program called "Leadership Plenty". I received certification to teach community leaders how to better serve the people and encourage more participation from everyone who wished to be involved in community events and decisions. I helped teach six sessions to the community and as a result we have created two new events that bring the community together twice a year. Working in the church as a volunteer has been a highlight in my life of service. I enjoy going into the homes of members to visit each month and see to any needs they may have. Teaching the youth about Our Savior and how He can be an influence in their lives has given me much joy through the years also. From the time I was very young my parents taught me the value of service to others and the church has given many opportunities to grow in this area.