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Hi I'm Gaylene

I come from the Pacific Northwest. I love life and I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother of four sons. My husband and I have three grandchildren. I love gardening, sewing and reading good books. Together my husband and I enjoying searching for our ancestors.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church since I was I was eight years old. My father baptized me, as he held the priesthood of God. That day I made a promise to take upon me the name of Jesus Christ and to keep his commandments. I feel the Savior's influence in my life today as I follow his gospel and live by his principles. I feel peace and contentment and I count my blessings as I realize his influence upon me. I know in my heart that God loves me and is watching over me. I have had health challenges most of my adult life. Fibromyalgia syndrome has been my uninvited guest for 30 years. I gain strength and meaning through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Keeping spiritual promises to my Heavenly Father gives me peace when I must deal with a painful physical condition. He lifts me when I am down. Through prayer, He grants me inner calm when I'm troubled. I'm so grateful to him for watching over a simple person such as me.

How I live my faith

I give service in our LDS congregation by teaching cub scouts. I love being with children, so this is a very fulfilling assignment for me. What I do and say matters to the children's development, so I seek to do my very best as I teach them about their duty to their country, their world and to God. Actually, when it comes to my duty to God it doesn't matter to me whether I'm teaching younger people or those of us who are mature in their years. All people are truly God's children, so I try to treat all people as such, with honor and respect.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

When I look up at the moon at night, or at a beautiful sunset, I marvel at the perfect way the planets and celestial bodies stay in their particular orbit. The seasons come in their prescribed time and the movement of the stars are amazing in their regular course across the night sky. It makes me know, deep down, that God is as constant as the north star. His perfect nature is reflected in the world around us. His love shines as the warm sun and gives relief as a soft rain does to dry ground. I know there is a God because he shows me in the constancy of the earth. Show more Show less