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Hi I'm Rose

I’m a mother, a grandmother, and Human Resource manager, an LDS wedding specialist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Washington with my husband. We met on LDSSingles.com. He was single for 12 years and I was single for 18. We consider ourselves so blessed because we know that Heavenly Father had a hand in us meeting. I was going to turn off my account when I had the strong impression to “look again”. I was still determined to turn off the account and the feeling came another time “look again”. After the 3rd impression to “look again” I decided to turn on my computer and check out the available single men one last time before shutting down my account. I had put into my preferences that I wanted someone who was my age +/- 4 years and who was within 50 miles of where I lived. So mathematically Howard should not have come up on my search. In fact, he hadn’t come up in any previous searches. But this time, here was his profile! My heart began to pound. I knew that this man was the reason I was impressed to “look again”. I wrote to him, we met, he proposed 2 weeks later and we were married 3 months later. Meeting Howard has been an amazing blessing in my life. And he feels the same way. We thank Heavenly Father every day for this blessing in our lives. I love, love, LOVE, parties, planning singles conferences, and doing weddings. I decided to start a website for LDS weddings. I put all my expertise into one place where LDS brides and grooms (who face unique challenges when they are planning a wedding) could go for all the information they would need. It's called www.WeddingLDS.com.

Why I am a Mormon

My dad and mom decided to allow each of us children to find our own church. I knew, deep down in my soul, that Heavenly Father and Jesus had a church on the Earth that I was supposed to find. After attending varous churches, I had decided to go to the Presbyterian Church. But the Lord had other plans. A few weeks later my father decided that we should move, and so we did, about 6 cities away. I was 12 at the time. The nice people on the next cul-de-sac had 3 small children and asked if I could babysit. Wahoo! My first “real” job. I was so excited! I knew that the father of the family was a bishop, because folks would call and ask for Bishop Lundberg. Because of my time at the Catholic Church with my grandmother when I was young, I thought he was that kind of a bishop. And you can imagine my surprise when one day someone called and asked for Sister Lundberg! I thought that meant that she must be a nun! WOW! I mean, I didn’t think that bishops could get married and now it seemed that he was married to a nun. Things must have changed a lot since I was a little girl, I thought. One day, Sister Lundberg asked me if I would like to go with them (The Lundbergs) to church. I thought, why not, I’ve been to every other church, so let’s go to this one too. Because Bishop Lundberg was the bishop, he had gone ahead to be on the stand and Sister Lundberg was the Relief Society President at the time and she also went on ahead to talk to some of the other ladies. As I went to enter the chapel area I was stopped at the door. All of a sudden I was enveloped by the most amazing feeling of Pure Love. It was almost tangible. And I heard a male voice whisper just behind my right ear “This is the True Church”. I turned around to see who was talking to me, but there was no one there. But as I entered the chapel and took my seat, I knew, at that moment, without a shadow of a doubt, that I had finally found the church that Heavenly Father and Jesus had wanted me to find. I was home!

How I live my faith

I love Heavenly Father so much! And I am so thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am also so grateful for scriptures and for the power of and answer to prayers. I am a visiting teacher, which means I have the opportunity to visit with 3 sisters in our ward one a one-on-one meeting each month. I also lead the music in our women’s group each Sunday (called the Relief Society). And my husband and I are the representatives for the singles in our ward. We have had the honor of putting on 3 singles conferences. Each was a full 2 day event! It was a lot of work but so much fun! Howard and I also work in the Temple twice each month. I have the opportunity to help many brides and grooms and their families through www.WeddingLDS.com. There is a section for those who are not members of our church. When a young couple meet and are married in the temple, there may be hurt feelings if there are friends or family members who cannot attend the temple ceremony. Many non-members do not understand why they are not allowed in the Temple, or why it is so important that a son or daughter is married there. We have articles and videos, (from LDS.org) that help explain to a young bride or groom, how to handle this kind of situation, and also, articles and videos that non-members can read and watch to help them better understand. And there are suggestions as to how to do a ring ceremony. When Howard and I first moved into our new neighborhood, we were the only (first) house in the area. As each new family moved in, we had the opportunity to meet and greet them. We held neighborhood parties in the cul-de-sac so we could all get to know each other better. It has been so fun to meet so many wonderful people. Everyone in our area knows that we are Mormon. Some of our neighbors have come with us to the cannery. Many have come for dinner and to see how we do our food/water storage. And we have given videos about Christ’s Birth away for Christmas gifts. We LOVE our neighbors!

What is the First Vision?

Rose
When Joseph Smith was young he wanted to know which church he should join. He was confused because there were so many churches. So after reading the scriptures one night where it says “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” he went to the forest to pray. As he was praying Heavenly Father and The Lord Jesus Christ appeared to him and told him that he should not join any of them. Joseph was not trying to start a church; he simply wanted to know which church to join. He was told by God not to join any of them, but that he (Joseph) would be an instrument in the hands of God to restore His (God’s) church. When I was young, I also wanted to know which church to join. I prayed, and also attending many churches. One Sunday, as I entered the doors of the chapel to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) I was stopped at the door with a profound and intense feeling of pure love. And I “heard” the words, “This is the true church” and I knew that this was the church I had been looking for all my life. Show more Show less