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Hi I'm Louise crookston

I am married and have nine step children and 25 grandchildren. I am a Mormon and very blessed.

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker, and work with child clients who often need support in court hearings. I also work with many adult clients. I am a former elementary school teacher, adoptions specialist and adjunct professor of child welfare principles. I enjoy working in the yard and growing a garden as well as canning and preserving food. I love making quilts for our children and grandchildren, gathering family history and helping little people grow up safe and strong. I call myself a kin keeper as I try to keep the growing family connected to extended family. I love to travel both inside and outside the country and can find a relative almost anywhere. I am always looking for a book to read.

Why I am a Mormon

My Grandmother Maude Atkinson Fitz taught a love for the Bible. When I was ten years old my Grandmother Clara Spens Brown sent the missionaries to teach us the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was baptized with my mother, my brother and my sister while living in a small cabin in the mountains of Colorado. Having the gospel changed our lives, gave us hope and brought us blessings. We moved to Nebraska and grew up in the country. We drove miles to church. High school graduation was followed by college and missions. I served in Argentina. More blessing came including marriage. The gospel means everything to me. The teachings of the gospel keep our family safe within the bounds the Lord has set and guide us through trials and the growing unrest in the world.

How I live my faith

I have worked each Saturday morning for nearly eight years in one of our beautiful temples. I have helped organize activities for the youth of our area and encourage youth leadership training. Our small town has given me many opportunities to serve--helping establish a library and raising funds for our area fire department. I take opportunity to visit our neighbors and help them, and let them help us. I like to help others with their family history and research. Every Sunday morning finds me going to church to renew my covenants with my Savior, promising I will follow Him. We have just recently accepted a mission call to serve for 23 months in Hawaii. I try to be like Jesus, and keep trying. I love the Savior and am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for making the atonement possible for each of us to return to Him some day.