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Hi I'm Claudia

I grew up on a diary farm in Montana. I live on a cattle ranch and I run a hardware store. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being out of doors and going hiking. I like to preserve food and make homemade apple juice. I play the ukulele with a small town group just for fun and I like to read. Going to new places, and historical sites is especially interesting to me. I love being a grandmother and doing things with my grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of this church all my life. For a short time as a young adult I wasn't active, but not living gospel principles made me very unhappy. I read the Book of Mormon and studied it for several months before kneeling in prayer to ask Heavenly Father if it were true. I had a beautiful spiritual experience that changed my life. I learned for myself the Book of Mormon was true, that I have a Heavenly Father, and that he know me by name, and that he knows my inner most thoughts. The gospel brings me joy and peace. The more I live it's principles the happier I am. Gospel principles help me make good decisions in my life. They have helped me in raising my children, and in dealing with other challenges in my life. The longer I am a member of the church the more I strive to enjoy the spirit of the Holy Ghost in my life everyday. I feel so blessed to be a member and enjoy the many gifts from my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Mormonism is all about serving others and the church gives you many opportunities to do so. At the present time I am serving as a local leader in the women's organization in the church. We meet together on Sunday to learn more about Jesus Christ and his teachings. We help with meals and other things when people are ill or in need. I also serve in the temple where we help families be joined together for all eternity. In the past I have helped teach many classes, since we have no paid clergy we all have to help out. At other times I have helped teach and lead in the organization for the children. It is so very fun watching the children as they sing and learn about their Savior. As we serve each other and help those around us, it helps us to feel Christ like love for our friends and neighbors, and teaches us new skills we would not have otherwise. I would have never thought I could organize a meal for two hundred, teach an adult class, lead the music for a congregation, or fill a sand bag, but these are all things I have learned through service in the church. As I learn these skills I can then use them in other community activities that benefit others in our area. The more I serve the more my Heavenly Father blesses me in my life.