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Hi I'm Deborah

I live in Idaho. I am a Master Herbalist who helps people using alternative therapies.

About Me

I am an only child, yet due to the divorce and remarriage of my parents, have seven brothers and sisters! I have five children, four of which were born outside of a hospital. I grow my own vegetable and medicinal herb gardens. I make up my own herbal formulas and tinctures. I love to can and preserve what comes from my vegetable garden. I am finally a grandmother and am good at spoiling my granddaughter when I can. I absolutely LOVE interacting with my grown children. Families and family history are very important to me.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was twenty years old, I realized I had strayed far from God. After reading the book of Revalation chapter 3:16 in the Bible, I decided to no more be lukewarm for God, but to dedicate my life to serving Him and keeping his commandments to the best of my ability. Soon after, I learned that some of my co-workers at Lockheed Aircraft Corp. in Palmdale, Calif. were LDS. I asked for literature about the LDS church and read the Book of Mormom that I had picked up years earlier in a motel with my parents. I had heard negative stories about the LDS church, so I decided to fast and pray one Saturday to know for myself the truth. I fasted as I read the Book of Mormon, and the book, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder. I could feel the people who had written their stories in the Book of Mormon as I read. I asked God whether these things were really from Him like it says in the book of Moroni, Chapter 10, verses 3 -5. I asked whether The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was really Jesus Christ's church restored again in modern times. After I asked, I had a calm, peaceful feeling and a feeling of confidence come over me. I knew this was indeed Jesus Christ's church. When I went back to work I told those there that I was Mormon. I was invited by my LDS co-workers to visit with the missionaries. When I met with the missionaries, and they asked whether I had any questions, I said, "No." When they explained the importance of baptism to me and asked me if I would like to be baptized, I said, "Yes!" Now, 39 years later, I am so grateful that I joined. I still know that this is the Lord Jesus Christ's church. I have been bountifully blessed and have experienced so very many miracles! I know that Joseph Smith did indeed see our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and that he was a prophet of God. I know that Jesus Christ suffered for my awful sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. I know he rose again the third day and lives still.

How I live my faith

For the past several years, I was the librarian at my church building where I helped Sunday school and other teachers get the pictures, and copies and manuals they needed. I am now helping in our city, by determining what our city needs that we LDS can do to help others in our city and arranging to have these needs met. I have enjoyed preparing and serving meals in the local soup kitchen for those who need these meals. I have met many friends this way. On a weekly basis, I have enjoyed reading the Bible and other scriptures with some women in a local nursing home, one of which is blind and has cerebral palsy. I enjoy serving others as a visiting teacher where we visit other women monthly, helping them when a need arises, and enjoying their company. As we now have no children living at home, and we are getting older, I accompany my husband on visits to a few families in our congregation to get to know them, offer them a message and help them when they need help with something.