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Hi I'm Paula

I am a convert to the church. The mother of 4 children and grandmother of 9. I work full-time for an attorney. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up Catholic and became a "born-again" christian when I was 28 years old. I was introduced to the church when I was 52 years old. I was skeptical but decided to pray about it. After praying about wanting the truth for a good 3 months the Lord showed me. That was in the fall of 2002. I started attending church in January of 2003 and was baptized on February 2, 2003. Since then 2 of my 4 children have been baptized and 2 of my grandchildren with the 3rd in June. I was married in the Temple in 2005 to a widower that I met on an LDS Singles site. The Lord has blessed me with lots of talents. I love to cook and have recently been experimenting with "whole grains" baking. I love to read, knit, and paint. I look forward to the day when I can retire and spend my time visiting with my family. I miss them terribly!

Why I am a Mormon

The mormon missionaries did not contact me. I just knew that there was something missing. A friend told me about the church and took me to a sacrament service one Sunday. I had stopped going to church (an Evangelical Free church) a few years before and felt a need to return. I returned to my old church but something was missing so I started praying for the Lord to lead me and show me where he wanted me. I did that for 3 months......then on January 5th, 2003 I woke up early and knew that I was going to go to church that day but didn't know where. I knew the LDS church started at 10:00 and here it was only 9:00 and I was raring to go. I called the A of G church down the road to my left and they didn't start until 11:00, then I called the Baptist church down the road to my right and they didn't start until 11:30. I said, "Okay Lord, I guess you want me to go to the LDS church", so I got into my car, wanting to turn left so bad but my hands wouldn't let me, and drove to the closest LDS meeting house. When I walked into the first set of doors I felt a warmth surround me like a hug and knew in an instant that I was where I was supposed to be. I am so grateful for answers to prayer and for the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

Since becoming a member of the church I have had the following callings: Young Women's 2nd Counselor, Young Women's President, CTR 6 and 7 teacher, Young Women's 2nd counselor and Nursery worker. I love working with the kids!

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

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