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Hi I'm Victoria

I believe that all religions should make you a better person. I follow the teaching of Christ. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert and I’m proud to be a Mormon. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be a Mormon. I was raised in a very dysfunctional family. My parents wanted to be “cool”. My house was full of alcohol and cigarettes. I don’t know how but I managed to graduate from high school and even from college. After college, I worked in the computer industry, back in the days when a computer filled an entire room. Punch cards were the primary means of programming. Programmers were revered. We did not work regular hours. Yes, we smoked in our offices and drank coffee. Although, my coffee cup was often filled with wine. Today, I am sober and smoke free. I am grateful that I got sober so I could start my trek toward finding Heavenly Father and the religion that has made me whole.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a home with a variety of religious backgrounds. For a very, very brief time when I was 3 or 4 my family went to Church for about a year. After that short stint, there was no religion practiced in the home. My birth father and two brothers were Agnostic. My stepfather was Jewish. My mother was Lutheran. My step sisters were Baptist. My older sister eventually converted to Judaism. My father died when I was 13 and I had questions about God. I tried all sorts of religions. First I started with Lutheranism. I tried being Baptist, Catholic, and Buddhist, I tried all the of churches in the area. I even studied with the Jehovah's Witnesses for several years. The biggest problem I had with all the religions was the intolerance of the other Religions to co-exist. At the time I was studying with the Jehovah's Witnesses, our office hired a new secretary and she was Mormon. She never said anything to me about her religion. She just loved me. I started having major medical problems. The diagnosis of Cancer shook my world and I became extremely suicidal. I was wondering why God let this happen to me. I know it sounds hokey but there was a knock at the door. It was the missionaries. They knew I was in trouble and just let me talk. They checked on me and kept coming back. I was not an easy convert. I questioned everything. I admit I was a handful. I was really impressed that they never left me. I eventually was baptized. I admit that I didn't attend church. I was too ashamed of the radiation burns and the loss of my voice. Many years later, the Ward missionaries knocked on my door. I was suicidal again. My health had degenerated to the point where I could barely walk. There was no food in the house. I was a mess. The angels of the church wrapped their loving arms around me and got me going back to church. I am now an active member of the church. I love my religion and I strongly believe in the Gospel and the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I admit I am far from being perfect. There are many times when I am angry at Heavenly Father. Especially, when my health is continuing to decline. I often, have to pray for the williness to be willing to pray. No matter how I feel toward God, I always examine my behaviors of the day. I look for instances where I have hurt or done something wrong to someone. I immediately, make a list of apologizes I need to make the next day. I try to be the best person I can. I believe in helping everyone in my community as well as other members in the church. My favorite past time is doing "Random Acts of Kindness".