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Hi I'm Debbie

I am single, grew up in Indiana, am a medical technologist & had a lung transplant Nov, 2010. Now I'm healthy & ready to live life

About Me

Although I live in Indiana now I've lived in many other parts of the county. Arizona & Utah were my favorite places, but being here near my family is my priority now. I enjoy sports of all kinds, both watching and playing. Rock climbing, rock hounding, camping and hiking are my favorite activities and spent a year living in my car and tent while climbing around the country. Even though I can't play an instrument, music is very important in my life. All music is enjoyable to me except rap, opera and country/western. I have two fantastic children and seven grandchildren that are the greatest joy in my life. If not for my son I would probably not be alive today. He, his wife and my parents took care of me while waiting on the transplant list.

Why I am a Mormon

I went to church every sunday as a child until the age of 12, so I had a good foundation of faith but after moving to a new area I tried several churches and felt very unwelcome. It was then that I decided that organized religeon was full of hippocrits and contradictions. I spent the next 37 years studying the history of many different religeons until my best friend (a previous Mormon) went back to the church. He asked me to speak with the missionaries but I declined. Instead I asked him questions for 7 years before deciding to try goint back to church. So I called about 4 churches in my area leaving voicemails at each call asking about the church. The only one that called was the Bishop from the local ward, and he wasn't even in town - he was on vacation 2000 miles away! So terrified I went to the ward and the minute I walked in the door I felt like I'd come home. When I was introduced to the missionaries I could have sworn we'd met before, but knew we hadn't. I took these as signs and felt that every step I'd made in my life had brought me to this point. As I look back on my life I feel like I must have been watched over and taken care of. I know that this is the true church because I was shown in a dream that this is so, and because as Spock would say the logic of it can't be denied.

How I live my faith

I have only been a member for 7 months, but I go to services as often as possible, and have been teaching my parents, children and grandchildren whenever I can. I go to as many church functions as possible and will begin visiting teaching soon. I pray each day giving thanks, read the gospels each morning and follow church doctrine. I try to treat others with the same respect, care and love that Jesus did and help those less fortunate than myself whenever able. After enduring (by the grace of the Heavenly Father) a 7 year illness I'm ready to get back to helping and taking care of others. And no, I don't feel that the things I've given up are much of a sacrifice.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Debbie
No. Before I came to the church I'd met many people helped by the church that were not members. That's part of the reason I joined. They love and help everyone. Show more Show less