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Hi I'm Deborah

I'm a landscaping student. I'm a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the 7th of 8 children. I have a wonderful husband and a slightly spoiled rescue dog and a baby girl on the way. I always planned to have a large family, so I really struggled when I wasn't able to have children right away. Thankfully, my experience with infertility did not last as long as I feared it would, and I couldn't be happier to be expecting my first child. I'm currently working on finishing my degree in Landscape Management, although I'm not sure how quickly I'll be able to accomplish that once the baby comes. I love to camp, hike, draw, quilt, read, cook and play with my dog. I speak Spanish and French. I've built homes for amputees in Haiti, backpacked in Europe, and swam in a cenote in Mexico.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I've never doubted the veracity of the gospel. Throughout my life I've grown gradually stronger in my testimony and understanding of the doctrine. I've always felt that it was true, and have always taken comfort in the guidance I receive from the standards of the church, and I have felt clear, powerful answers to prayers at crucial moments in my life. I look to the gospel to answer all the questions in my life, and have always received great blessings as a result. I know that the Lord's plan is always better than my own, and every time I have followed a prompting to step into the unknown, I have been overwhelmed by the blessings.

How I live my faith

I go to church in Spanish because my husband and I both felt that there was a greater need for willing members to serve in the small Spanish unit than in the larger English unit we had been attending. I serve as one of the leaders of the children's organization in my local ward. I teach the children music and doctrine and help to organize activities for them. I also visit other women in our ward to help ensure that their spiritual, social, and physical needs are met. I also live my faith just by being an example of the peace and happiness that one can experience by living righteous standards. I have always taken comfort in the "rules" of the church, and have been confident and happy because I've avoided alcohol, drugs, premarital sex, profanity and other challenges faced by society, and I've found that many outside of my church have noticed my standards and looked to me for advice as a result.