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Hi I'm Debbie

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest (United States).I have been a Texan for almost 20 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 3 children. Our family moved south 23 years ago and we have loved it ever since. I love to see the countryside wherever I am and enjoy hiking and water sports. i also have a great love of reading and belong to a book group that explores a variety of interesting and unusual books. I have travelled to several places in the world both before and after I married. I enjoy travelling and meeting people and seeing how others live outside of this country. When I can't travel I love to watch foreign films whenever I can. I'd love to go to the scandanavian countries to see where some of my ancestors came from.

Why I am a Mormon

I started going to the LDS Church when I was about 11 years old. I made a great friend when I moved to a new school and she invited me to family night at her home. I loved the feeling in her house and began to go to Church with her. She and her family took me to Church for many years until I was able to be baptized when I turned 18. I continued to go to Church all throughout my college years and served a mission half way around the world a few years after I finished my schooling. It was a wonderful experience--I helped teach principles of health as well as the gospel of Jesus Christ many people. It was one of the most influencial times of my life. I returned home and continued in my schooling at an LDS School. That was also a great experience for me. I married several years later and had three children before moving to the South. We have been active in the LDS Church all our married life and have enjoyed serving in the Church in many capacities. It has been the thing that is the greatest source of strength for our family--and has kept us together for all these years.

How I live my faith

My husband and I have enjoyed serving in our community and Church all our married lives. Our Church service spills over into the community as we have worked in Scouting and in doing public service in various capacities of our Church responsibilities. I now teach the youth in an early morning scriptures study class which starts at 6 am each weekday morning. That has been a wonderful opportunity for me and i love the energy and the challenges that comes with young teenagers. I have worked with young children, our women's group and with the youth in the past many years. I enjoy them all as they have helped me to improve myself as I have worked with these groups. I have also worked for many years as a volunteer in the library system of our community which mostly because of my love of books. Two of my children have served LDS missions outside of the United States and have blessed out lives with their service. Our Church service has helped us all understand the love God has for all his children no matter who they are or where they live. That is the most improtant thing my faith has taught me--that we are all children of God and that we can live with him again as we continue in faith and in loving and serving each other.