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Hi I'm LaDawn Lowe Milton

I grew up in southeastern Idaho, moved around the west for several years to settle in the southeast. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southeastern Idaho as a member of the church. After graduating from high school I went to BYU for one year (had a lot of fun!), graduated from LDS Business College, got married and had 3 beautiful daughters. I graduated from the University of Utah while staying at home to raise my daughters. I am also a divorcee and have since remarried to a wonderful man who eventually became a member of the church. Our goal is to be sealed together forever in the temple. Currently I am working as a temporary administrative assistant and will be returning to school in January to get my Master's in Counseling. I have served in many callings in the various wards we have lived in, but the ones I enjoyed the most were in the Young Women's organization. I've also taught special education while in Arizona.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the church so I took it for granted. After my divorce, I was very inactive for a long time. Feeling a bit betrayed and angry with issues, when I remarried we attended the Southern Baptist church when we felt ready to be active in church again. And while I enjoyed many of the people at that church and definitely enjoyed the music (mostly contemporary Christian music), we both felt that something was lacking. Our friends in Arizona were faithful members and really fellowshipped us. After having surgery I noticed that the members of the ward were much more attentive to the needs of the members we realized that what was lacking was that fellowship and family feeling that we felt when we went to activities with our friends. My husband prayed hard and asked to talk with the missionaries. That was the easy part! The hard part was my own issues and overcoming my anxieties about returning. There was nothing to be afraid of. I was welcomed and felt as if I'd never left. The church, no matter where we've lived, has always been there when we need them and the prospect of being with my husband forever is exciting and definitely a goal to shoot for. The biggest reason I am a Mormon is so that I can be with my family forever and live with the presence of our Father in Heaven. The love and support that I receive from my church family is amazing and the love of our Heavenly Father is evident in how I face the trials that I face in my life that things will turn out the way that He wants them to.

How I live my faith

In our ward I currently serve as the ward librarian. In the past I have been the compassionate service leader and served with the Young Women. I try to live my faith by trying my best to be a good example to my daughters, family members, co-workers and friends. When people I know ask about our faith I try to answer with what I know and if I don't know I find the answers from those who do. One of the biggest ways I live my faith is by showing and answering misconceptions that people have about our religion. I love family history and hope that someday all of the members of my family, both my adopted family and maybe even my birth family, can receive the blessings that can be theirs if they accept the gospel.

Are Mormons Christians?

LaDawn Lowe Milton
We are Christians. The term Mormon is merely a nickname, we are actually members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. God is our Father in Heaven, the father of our spiritual selves. Jesus is our older brother who died for us that we may live again with our Father. Show more Show less