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Hi I'm Barbara

I'm a Mormon. My parents were third and fourth generation mormons. I was raised in a military family.

About Me

I am a mother of eight children and the wife of a retired Marine Officer. My husband and I recenty completed a military mission in Texas. I continue to enjoy the fruits of our large family and soon to be a grandmother of 25. I love to do missionary work in my ward and work in the temple twice a month along side my husband. Our lives are full of the joy of service to others, increasing our knowledge of the gospel principles, and volunteering in our community. I feel deeply blessed to have God's Plan of Salvation as the compass which directs me through life's daily decisons and challenges. I look to my future with hope and a desire to continue on my pathway to return to my Father in Heaven. Each day is filled with the excitement of new opportunities and the stretching of my potential to fill the needs of those around me. I feel most blessed to be a woman who can use my time and talents to help uplift others and help them see their full potential. I find joy in testifying to others that we are sons and daughters of a loving Father in Heaven. He knows our potential and has given us His Son to help us fully reach our divine potential.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was born into a family that already possessed the gospel, my own conversion came as I struggled as a teenager to make good decisions. I learned how much happier I was when I kept the commandments of God. I made great leaps forward as I repented of my sins and sought forgiveness from my Heavenly Father. Sometimes I had to seek the counsel of my Bishop and other youth leaders. My path then lead to college at Brigham Young University. I was married to my high school sweetheart in the Salt Lake City Temple at the beginging of my junior year in college. Ever since then my life has been entwined with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try to learn from my mistakes. Repentence and good works tend to help me stay on the right path. Some of my greatest joys outside of my family have invovled teaching the youth in church and in public schools. I love learning about this wonderful world and never tire of searching the scriptures and finding the priceless wisdom they contain. I have spent many years gaining temporal knowledge but have found greater joys within the bindings of the standard works of the gospel.