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Hi I'm Debra

I did not grow up a member of the church. Studied many religions and chose to be a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up mostly lower middle class and moved a lot when I was a child. I love working with children and listening to older people. I love to travel and camping is my favorite. Cooking is another passion - because food is so wonderful. I have 4 children - his - hers and ours. Three boys and one girl. I have two grandchildren - one each. My family is my life. I have one brother and one sister. I am the oldest. My mother is the only parent living. I have been married three times. My first marriage ended after only one year of marriage. I was widowed at the age of 32 with my second husband only being married 2 years with two boys under the age of 2. I am still married to my third husband - father to my daughter - for 24 + years.

Why I am a Mormon

It is simple, it answered all my questions and just made sense. I was a 24 year old and facing a divorce from short marriage to my husband. I was back with my parents when the Missionaries knocked on my parents door. I knew a little bit about the church by attending with my maternal Grandmother, but that was only occasionally. Whenever I attended it always felt so good. Everyone was so nice. Now struggling with what life was all about and what the next step in my life would bring the lessons offered me clarity. So I chose to be baptized Mormon. Key points for me: The Articles of Faith I believe that I am responsible and will be judged by my actions. I believe in a faith that stays out of cultural differences and politics. I believe in a faith that doesn't put themselves above the governing laws where you live. I believe in a faith that encourages me to be educated and live a healthy life style. I believe in a faith that tells me NOT to judge others. I believe in a faith that says we all have the right to believe and worship God in our own way. The Church's doctrines are simple and clear. At Church I am not "preached" to instead I am edified by the testimonies and talks shared by members just like me. Just like you feel the love and compassion at a family gathering, this is what I feel when I am at Church. Makes sense, we are all brothers and sisters. Like I said, I all just makes sense.

How I live my faith

I am a primary Sunday school teacher and a visiting teacher as well. Both of these callings strengthen my resolve as to why I am a Mormon. I regret that I took so long to be active in the Church. Perhaps it was just ignorance or fear of not being worthy, but now that I am involved I see how important in participating in the Church is to not only my life but the lives of those we interact with.