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Hi I'm Sandy

I'm a wife, mom and a student. I love living in California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Some things I enjoy doing are spending time with my family, going to the beach, gardening, camping, and finding out who my ancestors are and learning about their lives. Continuing my education is important to me as well. I decided to go back to college at forty years old. It took me awhile, but I just earned an AS in graphic design. It was very hard work, but I enjoyed doing it and accomplishing my goals. I've combined my love of my ancestors with my love for graphic design and enjoy creating family history collages. I love knowing that I will meet my ancestors in the next life.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents didn't really go to church at all while I was growing up. I went to the Lutheran church with my grandma sometimes starting when I was about 8 years old. I learned the Lord's Prayer and the books of the Bible. I know this was an important step for me in my spiritual growth. When I was in high school, I had friends who were members of the Mormon Church who invited me to activities. There I learned a lot about the Savior and the Church. A few years later, when a good friend asked me if I wanted to read the Book of Mormon I began to really want to make changes in my life and could feel the Holy Ghost touch my heart. I started to pray and learn about repentance and forgiveness. The missionaries taught me that I was a daughter of my Heavenly Father. At first, I was afraid that I could not be forgiven. Slowly, I learned to have the faith in the Lord needed to repent and be forgiven. I felt wonderful! My family was not too happy with my decision to be baptized, but I know that my decision was correct. Looking back, I can say that my decision to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the best choice I ever made in my whole life. My baptism got me on the right path back to my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

There are always people who need kindness. The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us that we are here to be the Savior's hands. We have some elderly ladies in our congregation who are hurt or ill. I like to visit them and bring a small plate of goodies. They are in need of some kindness and uplifting conversation. Sometimes they need a ride to the doctor or to get groceries. Small acts mean so much. Also, I always grow far too many tomatoes each summer, so I make sure to share them with my neighbors, friends and family. It's a great way to make new friends too! Another thing I love to do is help others with their own family history. I have heard some amazing stories of family trials, love stories, heroes, and tragedies. One of the best rewards I ever had was helping a 93 year old widow find her two nephews whom she had never met. She had not met them because she had never met her two older half-brothers before they passed away. I love remembering her shining smile when the new-found relatives gave her a hug and greeted her for the first time at a recent lunch-time reunion. Serving others brings me joy and I know the Lord is pleased when I serve others willingly.