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Hi I'm Doris

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.

About Me

I have been married to my husband for 36 years. We have four children. Two sons and two daughters. We have two grandsons. We also have a horse, two dogs and a cat. The cat belongs to me. The horse and dogs belong to children who moved out and come to visit their pets when they can. I enjoy working in our garden and growing flowers. I sew, crochet, make quilts and do geneology. My favorite thing to do is read. I also have an obsession with computer card games. My husband is in remission from rectal cancer. We decided to serve a mission. We are able to live at home and do our mission.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was four years old I was adopted by my Mom and Dad. My Mom was a member of the church. My Dad wasn't. I remember a lot of Missionaries coming to teach my Dad. When I was eight my Dad and I were baptized. When I became a teenager I decided going to church was not for me. I got married and had my first two childern. I had slowly realized there was something missing in my life. I started taking the children to church. Many weeks this was hard because Sunday was my husbands day off. He would suggest drives and picnics. It was very temping and many times we would miss our Sunday meetings. Then he realized how important church was to me. He started going with me. We went through the temple and had our children sealed to us. This was a high point in my life. We backslide occasionally and during the year my husband was going through treatment for cancer we were not able to attend church. During that year I was grateful for my faith and my religion. I would not have gotten through without it and a lot of prayer.

How I live my faith

I have a testimomy of the Gospel. When I was eight my Dad and I were baptized together because he had been taking the discussion and knew the Gospel was true. When I was in high school I was reading the Book of Mormon and had been praying to know if it was true . I didn't recieve the " burning in my bossom" that I had read about. I recieved a quiet assurance that the book was true. I had a hard time accepting this because I wanted the "burning bossom" witness. Later I realized that I knew it was true and I didn't need any thing burning. My testimony has increased over the years. The ocassional trials and ordinary things I go through every day help to teach me of the love my Heavenly Father has for me. Right now I am so grateful that we have such a beautiful earth to live on.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

We come to this earth to learn things and be tested. I have learned many things from my family. They have tested my faith and my patience. They are my greatest joy and my greatest sorrow. I am glad we are a family. Show more Show less