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Hi I'm Wendy

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Casper, Wy. I now reside in Utah. I am a stay at home mom with dreams of becoming a RN.

About Me

I grew up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I stopped going to church when I was fifteen years old. I wanted to fit in with my friends. Looking back on this time I notice that as the years went on I became lost. I lost a sense of who I was. In my twenties I had no direction. I couldn't decide what I wanted to go to school for. I had a hard time making simple decisions for myself. I could never make up my mind on what I wanted. I also felt very isolated. My only friend was my husband. I had no relationships in the outside world. The last time I had any girls as friends was when I was 16. Then 5 years ago when I was preganent with my 2nd child I hit rock bottom. I felt very much alone and I was on the verge of losing my unborn baby. I believed in God. I still read the Book of Mormon from time to time, and I believed in the power of the Priesthood. I knew that a Preisthood blessing could heal me and keep me from having a misscarriage. I prayed for God's help, and I told Him that I needed Him back in my life. I told Him that I was too afraid to do it myself, and I asked him to please send someone to help me. The very next day Heavenly Father sent Visiting Teachers (2 women from the church ward in my area) to visit me. We became good friends, and their friendship provided security for me to come back to church.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that this Church is true. I know that Jesus lives and presides over this Church. I know that President Monson is a true prophet of God. I compare my life before I returned to church to the person I am today. I was weak and feeble minded. Today I know who I am, I know what I want, and I know what I stand for. I stand for what is right. As long as I am true to God's Gospel I have the security in knowing that I can pray and receive answers. I have the Gift of the Holy Ghost to lead and direct me on the straight and narrow path. I can physically and mentally see a tranformation of myself, and I like what I am becoming. I know that God loves me and takes an interest in me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church. Jesus taught that charity is the pure love of Christ. I practice charity by helping my neighbors in need. This is accomplished by helping them shovel snow in their driveway, watching their kids, or bringing them a meal when a family member is ill or hospitalized. I even serve by visiting the sisters in my ward when I know that they are having a difficult time in their life, this can be as simple as just popping in to say hello. I love geneology too. I have learned so much about who I am by reading and listening to family history stories. Jesus has taught to honor thy father and thy mother. I know that when we keep our family history alive we honor the lives they led and then they are not forgotten. I also know that even though our Great great grandfathers and grandmothers may just seem like names on a page, we are very real to them. They know us and love us like we are their own children, and one day when we are reunited we will fell their genuine love for us.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Wendy
I know that God lives and loves me. I receive assurance from him when I am feeling down or frustrated. I receive miracles and witness his divinity when I pray and read the scriptures. If you open you heart and mind to his exhistance he will confirm to you everywhere that he is there and watches over you. My first time I attained a recommend and attended the Temple I could fill my heart fill with joy, I was full of love, and My whole chest was filled with the presents of love I could feel God's arms around me, I knew that he was there. I receive confirmations when I pray. I ask for literal things and I recieve them. My husband was starting a new business and he needed to hire someone. He looked everywhere and found no one. I knelt in prayer and asked Heavenly Father to send someone. The next morning at 6 AM the phone rang. It was someone asking for a job. This happened three consecutive times! It was funny, by the third time when the phone rang before my husband went out the door to work, he just looked at me and said "what did you do now?' I said, " Just tell them yes, that you are hiring!" And it was indeed another person looking for work. These are amazing miracles wrought by God himself. I don't shout my prayers from my house top. I don't print my prayers in the newspaper. The only way my personal prayers are heard and understood are within my own heart, and the only person that could have heard them was my dear, kind, gracious, and loving Heavenly Father. Show more Show less