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Hi I'm Donna

I grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of four and a grandmother of four. I have been married for 31 years to my bff. I love to play the guitar, sing, read, write, crochet, crafting, fishing, swimming, meeting new people, traveling and having FUN. In my youth, I traveled and sang with three gospel groups. I am a convert from a pentecostal religion I have been a diabetic for 31 years and have experienced many complications of the disease. Last year I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. I have witnessed many miracles in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

The story of my conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or the Mormon church can be found on my blog at: http://mastenmormon.blogspot.com/2012/10/why-i-joined-mormon-church-page-1.html. Just copy and paste into your URL.

How I live my faith

Currently, I work with the primary children in our church. I have also led and taught in our sister and young women organizations but, I have to say, primary is my favorite place to be. I adore children. I have also taught our youth Sunday school classes and spent four years teaching early morning seminary to our high-school-aged teenagers. I love to teach for that is where I receive my learning. I write a blog called "Mormon?Mormon!" and recently started a facebook page called "Mormons - Trials of Faith." I went blind about 12 years ago and after undergoing 23 eye surgeries, have limited vision. I struggled through a long depression at my loss of independence but have come to love social networking which has opened up a whole new highway for me to travel.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Family relationships can last forever—not just for this life. Just as some of life’s sweetest joys can come through family associations, the loss of a beloved family member can be a source of our deepest sorrows. Jesus Christ gave power to His disciples to seal families together forever when He said, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). In my heart of hearts, I know that I will be with my family forever. I believe that a loving, merciful Heavenly Father organized us into families here on earth, to bond, to love, to share heartache, pain and joy. Latter Day Saints often feel the presence of and hear the whisperings of their deceased loved ones with voices of hope and encouragement. My deceased grandmother, who was not a member of the mormon church, had a lot to do with my conversion after her death. I am currently writing about it in my blog, "Mormon?Mormon!" Show more Show less