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Hi I'm Donna

I'm a mother, a sister, a daughter, a grand and great grandmother, a widow and a friend, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have worked most of my life, grocery checker, file clerk, sales rep., admin. asst., many banking positions and as a realtor. My husband and I have raised four children. We traveled, hunted, fished and enjoyed many activities together. I am a voracious reader, love to play games (am very competitive), enjoy spending time with my friends and family, I am a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. I love life and enjoy people who are are positive and have a good sense of humor. If a movie makes me laugh or cry, I know it is a good one.

Why I am a Mormon

I had no religious structure in my early years except to say my prayers at night. My parents divorced when I was young so when I spent time with my father , I occasionally attended Catholic services, when with my mother, I attended church activities with my friends, Mormon primary, Christian Bible School , whatever activities I was invited to by others of different religions. We moved from a small mining community to Salt Lake City and many of my friends during my school years were Mormons and I gravited to their activities and finally when I was in high school, I was tired of feeling "included", but still an outsider, so I asked my mother if we could invite the missionaries to teach us about the gospel. At age 16, I was baptized into the church, but before I gained a real testimony of the gospel, life happened, I married an inactive member and attended sporadically for many years. Even though I never doubted the church, I was not attending, learning or following the counsel of of our leaders. I read the Bible and started the Book of Mormon many times but just didn't get it. After 30 years of marriage and four children, my husband passed away. I shoveled snow for a few years, then moved to Arizona for the wonderful weather. Shortly after I moved in, I was washing my car in the driveway when a couple from the neighborhood on bikes stopped and introduced themselves. They invited me to go to church with them. I thanked them but said, " I wasn't interested, I wasn't into organized religion but that I was a mormon and happy with things the way they were". How wrong I was!!! They kindly offered to drive me to meetings and help me meet some new friends and I finally thought, Why not? That encounter changed my life. I now knew why I had moved to Arizona. It was to get that burning back in my bosom, the love of my Father in heaven, His son Jesus Christ and to build my testimony of the gospel. That was 14 years ago and I feel so blessed now.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life everyday doing the things I know the Lord would want me to do. I did not serve a mission as the youth in my church do, but wanted to do my part. I have just completed a mission at the Mesa Regional Family History center helping others to find their ancestors...and in doing so, found I had mormon pioneers on both sides of my own family. It has been such a rewarding experience that even though my mission is over, I still volunteer there every week. I attend my meetings, pay my tithing, serve in my ward, serve other members of my family, my ward and community, study the scriptures and try every day to become more like my elder brother, Jesus by following his example and being an example to others. I am so proud and blessed to be a mormon....and, after study and prayer, I truly have a testimony of the restoration of the gospel, the truth of this church and of the love and guidance of its leaders.