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Hi I'm Georgia

I'm a wife & a stay-at-home mom. I love to sing, cook, & work in my yard. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a stay-at-home mom. My mom stayed at home while I was growing up and now, as I'm raising my own children, I am increasingly grateful for the sacrifices that she made for me. I believe that the family is the most fundamental unit of society and I am thankful for the opportunity to be there for my children. I was first married in 1998. My first husband and I had three children together before he developed Melanoma (skin cancer). He struggled with cancer for 3 years before he passed away. I have since married Kevin. He is a tremendous support and help to me. Together we're raising my three children (two boys and a girl) and his son. It is often challenging, but it's worth it! Some of my favorite hobbies are scrapbooking, photography, cooking, gardening & singing. I am often provided with the opportunity to sing in church and I love it. I'm always nervous, but I appreciate the opportunity to share my testimony of the gospel through music.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I have always had a testimony of it's truthfulness. In first grade I remember asking permission of my teacher to read the Book of Mormon during class reading time. I haven't stopped reading it since. Every time I read it, I gain a greater testimony of its truthfulness. I know that it is a book for our day. I also know that the church is true. Time and time again the Spirit has witnessed to me that this is the Lord's church, that He loves His children, and he desires for each of us to return to live with Him again someday. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, called to restore His church in the latter days. I also know that there are prophets living on the earth today, and that, if we are willing to listen and obey, we can hear the Lord's will spoken to us through them. When my first husband -Dave- passed away, I gained a deeper understanding of the eternal nature of our Spirits. I know that death is not the end. I know that we lived as Sprits before we came to earth and that our spirits live on after we leave mortality. Dave and I were sealed for time and all eternity in the temple and I know that we will see each other again. I also know that when we struggle, it is for our good. God loves us and desires for our happiness. I find great joy in serving my family and others and I know that we can best serve and help others when we've experienced some of the same sorrows struggles and disappointments. It is through my hardships that I have grown the most. Our sorrows proportionally increase our capacity to feel joy- and men are that they might have joy!

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by doing the things that I've been taught. I strive to magnify my church callings, read my scriptures daily, pray to my Heavenly Father, share the gospel, follow the counsel of church leaders and serve others. I have had many callings in the church and they have all allowed me the opportunity to increase in knowledge and understanding. My most difficult calling was playing the piano for the ward choir. I don't consider myself a very good pianist, but I took on the challenge and my skills increased. I've also enjoyed leading choirs, teaching classes and working with the children and young women. I have also recently embarked on a new journey through the Pathway program at BYU-I. In short, I'm getting myself back into school. It's been a challenge to balance these responsibilities with the many others that I have, but I am grateful for the opportunity to learn. I have a testimony of the visiting teaching program of the church. It is a program where all of the women in the ward are assigned someone to watch over them and care for them. It is through this program that I have made some of my life long friends and whenever I move to a new area, I have a way of meeting new people & developing friendships. Currently, I serve as a teacher in the Young Women's program. I am humbled by the opportunity to be surrounded by such valiant spirits. They are facing many challenges and I recognize how significant it is to help them become firm in their testimonies of Christ.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Georgia
God chooses the Prophet to lead His church just as He did during biblical times. I used to struggle with this, because it seemed to me that whomever was the Senior Apostle always became the next Prophet. Finally, I realized that God, knowing the end from the beginning, did choose the prophet- when he was ordained an apostle. The Lord knows who will live & who will die and the Senior Apostle has been prepared to lead the church. Also, the prophet is not called and ordained unless there is a unanimous vote in the affirmative. It's not a process where the majority rules, but a divine system that provides for the Lord's will to be made manifest to all. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Georgia
If I made the following statement to you, how would you respond? "I am going to give you $100 of my money if you will promise to give me $10 back in return." Would you be willing to make such an agreement? The Lord has given us all that we have and are. It is His and we are merely stewards. The law of the tithe (found in the book of Malachi) states that we should pay 10%. We, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints follow that law. In my life, I have always been blessed by being a full tithe payer. It is such an equitable law. No one is asked to pay any less or any more than another. We all pay according to our gain and we are blessed equally in return. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Georgia
We would love for you to join us at church! We welcome everyone! Our meetings last for three hours each Sunday and it is the very best time of the week! Typically, Sacrament Meeting is held first. All members of the congregation (including children) attend this meeting. There are: singing, talks, and prayers, but the most significant part of the Sacrament Meeting is partaking of the Sacrament, which reminds us of Christ, and helps us to renew our baptismal covenants. Sunday School is the next set of meetings. Everyone, age 12 and up attends a Sunday school class. Children 3-11 attend Primary and 18 months-3 years old attend Nursery. Finally, there is Priesthood for the men 18 and older, Relief Society for the women 18 and older, Young Men's for those boys ages 12-17, and Young Women's for those girls ages 12-17. The younger children remain in Primary and Nursery. Prayers and talks are given by local church members, and hymns are sung by the congregation. Our teachers are "called" to their positions and volunteer their time and talents without pay. Meetings are focused on helping us draw closer to our Savior Jesus Christ. You do not have to be perfect to attend. We welcome anyone with the desire to join us! Show more Show less