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Hi I'm Deidre.

I grew up in Meridian, Idaho. I am a college graduate and work with disabled individuals as a case manager. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a busy, exciting home. I am a twin, and no-we're not identical :) I love the outdoors and spending time with my friends. I am a single adult and am proud of all that I've accomplished so far in my life. I would love to be married and starting my own family, but I have not been blessed with that opportunity in my life just yet. For now, I spend my time enjoying my 14 nieces and nephews! I have traveled all over the world, graduated from college, and now work for a case management company advocating for the developmentally disabled. I LOVE to read. Yes, I love Twilight and Harry Potter, but I read other books too :) One Summer, I read 28 books. I was a nanny in Seattle at the time and I learned fast that newborn twins sleep A LOT! I am a very social person, but I really appreciate my "me" time. I like to help out where I can and volunteer around my community. No, Im not a saint, but I try to appreciate what I have and help others in their circumstances, whatever they may be.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a member family, and made the choice to be baptized when I was 8 years old. Since I was baptized, I like to think that I have learned a lot about the gospel and have strengthened my relationship with my Heavenly Father. Having said that, you should also know that I have regular opportunites sent my way that test me because Satan knows how powerful followers of Jesus Christ are! I like to think that Satan is afraid of me because of my strength and potential as a Mormon as I try to do my best to live up to the covenants I have made. My testimony conitnues to grow. I have regular opportunities to share bits and pieces of what I believe to those not of my faith, and it reminds me how much I don't know :) I know that I have a testimony and I know that God lives. His son, Jesus Christ, died for me so that I can return to His presence after my experience in this world. Just because I don't know all the answers to people's questions or I don't know my scripture stories like I do the songs on the radio, doesn't mean I haven't learned for myself that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I have feel the Spirit's presence in my life and promise that if you go to God in prayer and ask in faith, the truth of all things will be shown to you and you too can gain a testimony of Jesus Christ!

How I live my faith

I have always played the role of the person gathering people together, whether it be for a social game night, a school event or a church activity. Last summer I organized a huge service project through my employer where the Young Single Adults in the valley got together and weeded the grounds, painted conference rooms, adopted a bedroom and decorated, and planted flowers for the enjoyment of the women who reside at the local Domestic Violence shelter. I'm currently the Family History Coordinator in my ward. This is where I get to teach people about how to find out who their ancestors are. The work we do also makes it possible for our ancestors names to go to the temple so that members of the LDS church can, by proxy, give them opportunites they did not have before they passed away. These opportunities include baptism, making covenents with Heavenly Father, and being sealed to their families for eternity. My family brings me so much happiness, I am so excited that I get to be a hand in providing my ancestors with the chance to be with their loved ones for eternity! Guess what!?! You don't have to be a member of the church to find out who your ancestors are. Check out familysearch.org, but be warned: once you get on, you'll get addicted to the research!

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Deidre.
The ability to have children is a gift given to us by a loving Heavenly Father. Children are a gift and a blessing. A mortal experience is an important part to God's plan and it is not our right to take that opportunity away from another human being. There are circumstances that are an expection, but the decision to abort a baby as a result of rape or a mother's poor medical condition is a decision we need to make with our Heavenly Father and our priesthood leaders. Together, the Spirit will guide us in making a decision in accordance with God's will. He wants us to be happy and knows what experiences will provide us with opportunities for learning and growth. Show more Show less