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Hi I'm Debbie

I grew up in Washington State. I come from a large (his, mine and ours) family of 16 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am #9 of 16 combined children. But I have experienced the roles of youngest, oldest, middle and only child throughout my growing years. I like being the baby the most. I love to sew and quilt and because of this I have acquired way too much fabric. I love music! Almost any kind (Classic, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Rock, Oldies and Christian). I like to release my stress by trying to tickle the Ivories. I've only had a few lessons so I'm not great, but it does relax me. I set a goal this year to get healthy and learn to love to run/jog. The first part is going good I'm eating better and exercising even running everyday (except Sundays) but the second part of learning to love to run/jog is not coming so easy. But practice makes perfect right!?! I love my life even with all the ups and downs. I love the blessings of living my faith.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a part of this church all my life. Both my parents are converts to the church. Even being raised in the church there still comes a point where you have to gain your own testimony. When I was 12 I went and saw a play about Joseph Smith and I felt the spirit testify to be through feelings of joy and peace that what they were saying was true. At the end of the play the cast invited all in attendance to go home read the Book of Mormon and then ask God in prayer if it was true. So I did I didn't get some big powerful witness, but I felt the same joy and peace I felt at the play. A feeling of it's true. It's right and good. I am now 30 something and every time I read the Book of Mormon and the Bible I feel that same feeling that it is right and true and good they both contain the words of a loving God. I lost my mom at a young age and it was the teachings of the Gospel that brought me peace and comfort. Being a Mormon is who I am it is in every part of my life every decision I make and every action I take. I am far from perfect but I also know that with God nothing is impossible. I LOVE MY LIFE!

How I live my faith

I currently serve in my ward as a Primary Children's Teacher for the 9 and 10 year old class and it amazes me much I learn from them and how much they really do listen and want to know more of Jesus Christ. I have served in many different areas of the church and each time I am asked to serve I know this is what my Heavenly Father wants me to be doing at that time in my life. Each one has given me opportunity to grow and learn so much and make me a more confident person. As a Mormon I have had many opportunities to serve in the community doing service projects like painting houses, cleaning parks and school grounds, helping flood victims clean up their homes, helping at a food bank, planting a community garden, and many other things and it brings such joy to be able to help my neighbors and make many new friends in the process. I was also able to serve a 1 1/2 year Mission in the Denver Colorado area. There I was able to meet so many amazing people of many different faiths and I was able to share my faith with everyone I met through example and words. It was a very blessed time of my life.