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Hi I'm Carol

I grew up in Michigan and Florida. I am an accountant, a genealogist, a Primary teacher and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Orlando, FL. I attended elementary, high school and college there. I have a degree in accounting and a master degree with a concentration in Finance. Much of my time is spent keeping my little business going out of our home. I am married to a wonderful spiritual man whom I call "the better half". My husband and I have a late life marriage. We both have had our trials with taking care of a very sick spouse for several years and then loosing them in death. I was not involved in the community during the 9 years that I took care of my dying husband. I did become the President of a political group with one of the counties in which I lived. The main purpose of that group was to keep us informed of the political issues everywhere. I was a volunteer in the Family History center. I spent much of my time continuing my education. We were both very devoted to our spouses. We used to know one another in 1989 when we worked for the same company and then lost touch when I moved to another program within the company. Then, 16 years later, after both our spouses had passed, we met again at church. We were both accountants. I asked him to help me with my over-load during tax season. The rest was history. We have been married for a few years now. I have been very blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was more of an agnostic at the time the missionaries knocked on my door back in March of 1975. I knew there was something to the Bible but I just didn't get the answers I needed where I was occasionally attending church, . I finally quit going to church because I felt so empty when I left those churches each Sunday. My spiritual needs were not being nourished like I thought they should be. We were in the play, "The Title of Liberty", in 1976 in the church and have served in several capacities, especially as a primary teacher and a family history consultant. My conversation was not fast. I was on over-load from working a full time job and going to college. It took me 2 months to read the Book of Mormon. Once I did, I felt the spirit very strongly. I could see the people the book was talking about very vividly and when I read their testimonies, I cried. My heart was full of the spirit. I prayed about it. I asked the Lord, "if you don't mind, would you run that by me again. I just want to make sure my receiver is in tune". The Lord gave me that same sweet confirmation that what I was reading was true; in the form of a sweet, gentle warmth in the bosom which uplifted me and made me happier than I had ever been. My greatest testimony was first of Joseph Smith being a prophet and then of his witness that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. I knew, not only, that the Book of Mormon was true but also that the Bible was true. I then knew that they testify of one another and together testify that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior or the world. (In fact, the Book of Mormon talks of Jesus a lot more the the Bible.) We, now, have a knowledge that this is true. It's no longer a belief. The Lord has blessed our lives richly with his work filling the lives of our families.

How I live my faith

Our lives are full of service. We love to serve the Lord. Our service has made our marriage a very wonderful relationship. We, each, strive to be our best self. We over-look the small stuff realizing that it's not that important. We each study the gospel together and separately, sharing new points we have noticed as we go. My husband helps keep us on track with our prayers everyday. He is very disciplined. I really like it and need it. I can get side-tracked easily some days with this business load. He works with the Bishop in handling membership records and other church business on Sundays and some week nights. He loves what he does. I am a primary teacher and love working with those wonderful children. Many of those children have been taught well by their parents. We both serve in the temple which brings much peace and richness to our lives. We sometimes go visit members together to see to the welfare of our brothers and sister in our congregation. This draws us closer to other members. We visit investigators with the missionaries, usually sharing points the gospel. We feel the spirit strongly with us when we share the gospel like this. So, we like to go out with the missionaries to keep that spirit alive within us. There is no pressure on the people with whom we talk. We believe that we are here to share out testimonies and that it's up to each individual to obtain their own testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and the Bible. We are each responsible for our own salvation.