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Hi I'm Carolyn

I grew up in Utah. I was a full-time mother for several years and then worked as a part-time secretary. .

About Me

I grew up in a small town where almost everyone was a Mormon. I was an active mormon, attending my meetings and participating in the programs that the church offered. I married my husband in the Salt Lake temple. We raised our family in a rural area of Utah with the exception of two years in California. We were lucky to live on a ranch, where we taught our five children good work ethics which helped them find good jobs in order and provide for their own families. I stayed at home during their formative years, but later went to work as a part-time secretary for a large irrigation company. I recently retired and after my husband and I serve a 12 month mission, I hope to spend more time with my interests, quilting, knitting, cross stitching, reading and family history work.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. Why? At first, because I was born to members of the church and was raised as a Mormon. However, that was not enough. For many years I wondered if I really had a testimony that the church was true. Did I have a Heavenly Father that loved me? Was Jesus Christ my redeemer? Did Joseph Smith really receive a vision and was he a true prophet of God? My answer did not come in one blinding flash. Rather, I went forward with faith and gradually, by small incrementsI received a testimony,of the various principles of the gospel - tithing, the Word of Wisdom, that I had a Heavenly Father and an elder brother who was willing to sacrifice his life to atone for my sins. I struggled for many years, wanting to know if Joseph Smith was a true prophet. Then the moment came. I was listenting to a reading given by a young woman about Emma Smith's life with the Prophet and the spirit bore witness to me that he was a true prophet. I am grateful for that moment and for the young women who will never know that she helped me gain that testimony.

How I live my faith

I have tried to be committed to service in my church. I have had callings that I love and others that have challenged me. I loved working with the youth for several years. I also have served several times with the children teaching and leading them in songs that praise our Heavenly Father. I also enjoyed the time I spent teaching and leading the women in our ward and stake. One of the most challenging calling I had was directing our ward choir. Teaching children to sing the melody line of a simple song I could do - but I felt teaching youth and adults to sing parts with dynamics was tbeyond my limited abilities. But, I didn't give up and eventually we had a choir that could perform simple songs to add to the spirit of our meetings. When I think about it, the Lord has usually given me a chance to stretch and grow with every calling I have been given. I am grateful to him that he is allowing us to continue to grow in our Senior years.