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Hi I'm Deanna

I am a wife and mother of 3children. I love to sing, go camping with my family and read great books!

About Me

I love my life as stay-at-home mom and as a private educational tutor to my children. I am grateful to have a hard-working, devoted husband who loves his family. I love to sing and have performed with many different choirs and ensembles throughout my life. I love the outdoors and especially enjoy camping in the beautiful mountains. I enjoy cooking and baking as well and have really come to enjoy the lost arts of baking bread, gardening and canning meat and fruit! I also really enjoy learning about alternative ways of cooking/baking. I have a solar oven and love to make good use of it here in Arizona! But my most important love is my family. I love having my children with me and seeing them learn and grow and turn into beautiful people.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the LDS church my whole life. My ancestors crossed the plains and sacrificed much to join the LDS Saints in Salt Lake City. I am very proud and grateful for the heritage that I have. I have never questioned or doubted the reason why they left their homes in Scandanavia and Europe to come so far because of their faith in Christ and his gospel. I can honestly say that I can't imagine my life without the blessings that being a member of the church has brought to me. I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ and I know that He is at the head of this church. I know that the principles and doctrines that are taught within the Mormon church are true, they are Christ's true doctrine that he taught when He lived upon the earth. I have a testimony that I cannot deny that has come through the witness of the Holy Ghost. I am a Mormon because it brings me happiness! I know who I am, why I am here, where I am going after I die and that I am a child of God and that He has a specific plan and purpose for my life. I matter to him, to my family and to Christ. Being a Mormon gives me confidence to stand strong in moral principles in a world that is quickly moving farther away from all that is good and pure and virtuous. A mother raising her children in such a world needs to adhere to principles that will not change, but stand fast in truth and righteousness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by being an example of a believer in Christ to my children. I teach them every day about Him, and about His gospel. I am striving to "train up my children in the way they should go so that they will not depart from it". I also live my faith by helping others to be self-sufficient. My responsibility that I have in my congregation where I live is to help others obtain an adequate supply of food and water in case of a catastrophe or other unseen event that could leave store shelves empty. When we are self-sufficient we are able to help others. If we are not, then we are forced to rely upon others. I would rather be in a position to help others. :) I live my faith every day in my actions. When I am having a hard day with my children or just struggling for some reason I know I can call upon my Savior in prayer and ask for His help. I strive to look for ways to serve others and lighten their load. When my mother passed away when I was 18, it was my faith in Heavenly Father's plan for his children that carried me through those difficult times.