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Hi I'm Debbie

I'm a first generation Mormon.

About Me

I love working in my garden as much as the deer love to eat my garden. I do home canning, make quilts, fuss over grandchildren and I love any tool that makes a noise. My husband and I have five children and 11 grandchildren so far, but hope for more. Love of the outdoors sends us in the mountains often 4-wheeling, picking huckleberries and cutting firewood.

Why I am a Mormon

Our family was torn apart from divorce when my siblings and I were very young. The consequences and heartache of that decision led to other adult decisions that brought about abusive behaviors from a step-parent. I vowed to myself that I would never allow myself to follow suit and jeprodize my children's ability to have both a loving father and mother in their home. I learned that I needed to very careful choosing a mate and which way I should direct my life. I had many questions as a child; about God. When I asked my pastor or my mother about why God didn't talk to people anymore, or what he looked like, or why things were as they were in this world, they told me that some things are just a mystery. I couldn't understand how God could be everywhere at once, but was small enough to dwell in your heart. That was confusing to me. I attended many different churches in my youth looking for answers. Each church had nice people attending, the pastor or priest would give a nice sermon, but I wasn't satisfied. Something was missing and I just had to keep searching for the answers to my questions. At age 19, through a series of events, I was introduced to the LDS missionaries. I invited them in so I could learn about what they had to say about my quest for answers. My heart was full when I heard their message and all of sudden all the pieces came together like a puzzle. I knew the truth had found me. I felt so much joy. The decision to be baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave me the direction I needed to find Jesus Christ, to know which way my life should go and who I should marry. After 40 years of living in a very happy marriage and raising a wonderful family I am so proud of, I know it was no mistake that the missionaries found my family that day. God knows our hearts and when we ask in faith, He will give us our answers. I am greatful for a loving Heavenly Father and my savior and redeemer, Jesus Crist. I love them.

How I live my faith

I belong to the largest women's organization in the world. I have a lady partner that goes with me to visit several women in our church each month. We make sure they or their family are not in need of the basics. If there is a problem we help in any way we can. We celebrate their triumphs and mourn with them in sadness. We become good friends and enjoy each others company. I help organize activities for the women's organization. We have made quilts for the needy in the community, had banquets for the church members and their families and non-member friends and have taught homemaking skills to those who wanted to learn. My husband and I go to church every Sunday together which helps us to keep connected to each other and church uplifts our spirits. I try to follow the Lord's admonition to love and help others.