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Hi I'm Judith Hunsaker

I'm a wife, a mother of nine, grandmother of 24, a musician and teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I just celebrated our 50th anniversary. We enjoy travelling and sharing family time with our children and grandchildren. We love boating and camping in this beautiful section of western USA. In the last eight years since retirement we have been on a humanitarian mission on the island of Mauritius and helped with the Measles campaign in Kenya. We have also spent three semesters as volunteer teachers at the beautiful Southern Virginia University. I have enjoyed teaching piano students for almost 60 years. Another highlight of recent years has been singing in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for seven years.

Why I am a Mormon

My membership is the result of Great- and Great-great-grandparents who were converted and made courageous moves to join the body of Latter-day Saints in the West in the 1800s. One great-great grandfather was in Brigham Young's first wagon train to enter the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Seven others also came by wagon after emigrating to the US; one came by handcart; others came later by train. My four grandparents were children and grandchildren of these faithful Saints and continued the tradition. However, just having this heritage does not give one a testimony: this has to be earned anew each day by faithful prayer and study and reaching out to bless the lives of others.  I'm very grateful for the sure knowledge I have of the divinity of Jesus Christ and the restoration of His Gospel in these latter days.

How I live my faith

Music has been a very important part of my life and has been an integral strength to my testimony. I've always loved singing in choirs, especially religious choral music. During my seven years in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, I loved touring with the choir in such far places as Spain, Italy, Swizerland, and England; New York, Washington D.C., and San Francisco; but the greatest moments were singing in the historic Tabernacle in Salt Lake each Sunday morning where many faithful saints have worshipped and joined together in song and spoken word for over 160 years. Today I sing in our congregation choir and I play the organ for our services. I belong to a group of sisters who worship together on Sunday and who care for each other during the week: monthly meetings to discuss a shared book; sometimes sharing talents at week night meetings or working on a humanitarian project together; sometimes adding a casserole for the local Food Coalition or reaching out to a sister with health problems. Once a week I love to give service at our temple where valuable ordinances are performed for Loved Ones who have died.