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Hi I'm Gail Cook Powell

Hi, I'm a Mormon and love it! I am a mother of 4 boys and 2 girls. We have 14 grandchildren! We are very blessed!

About Me

I love my husband, 6 children and their 14 children! I was sealed to my husband in the Provo, Utah temple in 1975 which binds my family together for eternity. I am so grateful to have made temple covenants and to be able to attend the temple regularly. We now have a temple only 45minutes away in Redlands, California which is great! I teach the 14 through 18 year old teenagers in Sunday School. I love it! I get to delve into the scriptures and gospel principles. It gives me greater direction in my scripture study. I am grateful to have been a stay at home Mom since I began to have children. I home schooled my youngest 2 sons and loved it! We have made many sacrifices for me to stay at home to raise our children. Those sacrifices were nothing compared to the great blessings that my family has received by my presence at home. I love being a homemaker. I love to sew, embroider, quilt, crochet and make beaded jewelry. I also love to read. I love the beach and any kind of water! I love to swim and do water aerobics. I used to enjoy cooking until I found that I am gluten intolerant. I still cook but not as much as I used to. We are trying to eat healthier and eat less sweets and more vegetables and fruit. I enjoy doing extraction work for genealogy. I sometimes have "Grandma School" where I have grandchildren of similar ages over to do fun things. We have a great time together! I used to raise pygmy goats and pigs.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father. He has given me all that I have. I owe him my life and try to live my life accordingly. My Father in Heaven has given so generously to me so I try to give generously also. My family has been members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for generations. I am blessed to be able to have copies of some of their journal entries, life histories, pictures and other memorabilia from these great people. I grew up hearing their stories. These stories have strengthened my testimony. I know that Jesus Christ is the head of this church. He leads us through a prophet and church leaders today. He leads me through personal inspiration. I am so grateful for prayer and the scriptures that guide me. My sons and husband hold the Priesthood. They are able to give blessings of healing and comfort to me, my family and friends. We have had miracles occur in our family through the priesthood on many, many occasions.

How I live my faith

I teach the 14 through 18 year old kids in Sunday School. I love it! I get to delve into the scriptures and gospel principles. It gives me greater direction in my scripture study. I am also a ward missionary. We have sister missionaries in our ward so I get to go teach with them. It is great to be able to help people understand the gospel and to see the truth bring a new light into their lives. I have been going to the Addiction Recovery Program with a couple that we have been teaching. It is a great program that is run by the church and helps me to live the gospel better. This program is adapted from the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous adding the teachings of Jesus Christ to help us even more. I try to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ in all that I do. He is my elder brother and I love him dearly. He has done more for me than anyone else is capable of doing. He has been my exemplar, my teacher, my friend. He lifts me when times are rough and gives me joy. Daily I am reminded of his love for me and my family in the big and small miracles that occur. The women's organization, the Relief Society, helps me to keep learning through our Sunday meetings. We also meet on other days where we learn about the gospel or even how to better our lives in homemaking skills or personal progress.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Gail Cook Powell
I think important things happen within my family to help to eradicate pornography. We discuss this issue with our children and as a couple. Our computer and TVs are in areas where everyone can see them. This helps to eliminate the viewing of inappropriate things. We have placed locks on the computer and TVs that do not allow pornographic images to mistakenly be shown. Many members of our stake stood in front of our local grocery store gathering signatures against the opening of a casino in our town. I helped many days in that effort. I believe that we were stopping living pornography and degradation of our community. We were successful in our efforts so the casino was not built. We are very careful in what we watch on TV. Occasionally I will run into a commercial that seems pornographic to me so we quickly change the station. We are careful in the TV programs that we watch. I was shocked to see a pornographic scene in a program that we enjoyed watching. We changed the channel as quickly as possible vowing to never watch that program again. Show more Show less