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Hi I'm Deborah Horne Wise

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother. I love my job! I'm proud of my children and the lives they are living, and I love to spoil my 9 grandchildren. I've loved being a mother and have wanted this calling ever since I was young. My own mother made it look so fun. It took graduating from college to find the right person to start my own family, mainly because I had high standards set on whom I wanted to marry. My husband had to first love the Lord and want to serve him, then me, and then he had to love children, because I wanted a dozen. Well, we only had six, but the last was an angel, so we decided half a dozen was just as good. Our last son is severely handicapped. He is the glue to our family. We call him,'our catalyst to the Celestial Kingdom'. Because he's already qualified to live there, we need to strive each day to live worthy to be there with him. I love to sing! I love to teach children, and I love to learn new things. Besides singing in church, I've participated in community choirs, and sang the National Anthem at a professional basketball game. When my oldest child turned 4, I started my own pre-school to help him prepare for Kindergarten. I then continued my school for another 7 years. Then I taught in a private pre-school for another 8 years as I prepared each child to begin their education experience. A few years back I received my Real Estate License and did that for a couple of years until we moved. I now want to write children's books.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Latter-day Saint, and felt that I was taught what was right and that the church was true, but it wasn't until I was in college, and asked to teach a class about Church History, that I gained my own personal witness that the Church really was true. I was reading the Joseph Smith story recounting the events of his first vision, as I prepared to teach them the following Sunday. The Spirit bore a strong witness to me that Joseph really did see God the Father and Jesus Christ, and that what I had been taught all my life was really true. Later in life, when I was asked to teach a Book of Mormon class to teenagers in the morning before school, I gained a stronger witness that Joseph Smith was a Prophet called to restore Christ's church upon the earth. I know that He couldn't possibly have written such a story of people coming to the Americas and have it so integrated with the Bible and the teachings there, without the Spirit directing him. The Book of Mormon is such a strong witness of Christ and as I read it over and over again, my testimony is strengthened in my Savior and of His calling to bring me back to my Heavenly Father. 'I know who I am, I know why I'm here, and I know where I'm going.' That understanding and knowledge brought me comfort and confidence as I raised our children. It also helps me as I take care of our handicapped son. He is so precious and I don't feel worthy to be his mother. I pray that when the resurrection comes and he can finally talk to me, that he'll say I did a good job taking care of him. It is indeed a challenge but pleasure to be his mother.

How I live my faith

I love to serve and am able to do this often as a Latter-day Saint. I've been a Sunday School Teacher, instructional teacher to youth, a music chorister, and director, a visiting teacher to other adult women, and so many more different callings to help my congregation out. I have been able to babysit friend's children so they can attend the Temple, and baked many goodies to give away to friends, neighbors, and families around me, I also have willingly supported my husband so he can fulfill his many important callings. Doing all of this has been a great blessing to me and I've felt the Lord's Spirit in my life and home because of it. I'm a happier person, and know that because I'm doing what my Heavenly Father expects of me, He will bless me, and help me learn more each day how I can return back to him.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Deborah Horne Wise
The temple is such a scared place to be. Just like the Temples in the Old Testament times, only those worthy to enter, were allowed in. Not because it was secret, but very sacred to our Heavenly Father, it is His house. Our Temples today are the same. When one makes baptismal covenants with God to obey and live His commandments, then He in turn rewards His children with more light and truth on how to return back home to Him. This light and truth is found in the Temple. If someone goes into the Temple and views everything without knowledge of what is taught there, then they might make light of the information or be uncomfortable themselves for being there. It is really a protection for those who don't understand, to not enter in after a Temple is dedicated. Because our Father's Plan of Salvation involves Family units, then we learn more about the importance of families and their role in that Plan within the Temple. The Temple teaches us of Eternal Principles, of which our families are apart of. The Lord has told us that what is 'bound-sealed' on earth, will be 'bound-sealed' in Heaven. Therefore we perform proxy baptisms and Sealings of couples for family members who have already died, as well as 'Sealing-marriages' for the living. What a beautiful place and opportunity to be in His Home and be taught from Him on how to have Eternal and loving Families! Show more Show less