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Hi I'm Deb Vevea

I grew up in a small town in northwestern Wisconsin, I joined the church when I was 22.

About Me

My field of work is a nutrition and diabetes educator. In my childhood I spent many hours at my dad's car business, cleaning cars, moving cars, getting tools for my dad and learning about engines. So now I compare the body to a car, how to fuel it and take care of it so that the body's 'engine' runs smooth. I liked collecting old things from my grandparents and parents, I had aquired a copy of a postcard sent from Poland to my Grandmother in the 1960's. In 2005, I was in Poland and because of this postcard, I found the house that my grandmother was born in and reunited with all remaining family in Poland. That was one of the most exciting days of my life and I call it my "Polish Miracle". The other exciting day of my life was when in fervent prayer, I was given a strong feeling that The Church of Jesus Christ was a restored church from apostolic times. That the priesthood authority was restored and a prophet again was and is called in these days to lead and guide the worldwide church. Many churches have many good principles, but one has authority. When Jesus will one day return to the earth, He will will already have on earth an organized and authorized church to conduct the affairs of the world .

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it provides me the tools and a pathway to return to Heavenly Father. The tools are authorized from Jesus Christ thru a living prophet, who speaks to us today. I also study the words of prophets of long ago written in the bible, and the words of prophets written in the Book of Mormon,

How I live my faith

Having a powerful experience to learn of the truth of the restored church, has led me to build my faith and test my faith. I have learned the great joy of service. Visiting, helping, doing the little extras, returns great blessings. After being baptized, I received the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Before baptism I had occasions where I would feel the influence of the Holy Ghost. It was the Holy Ghost that caused the warm feeling through out my being, to urge me to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Now with the gift of the Holy Ghost, it is a constant companion to help me in a spiritual and secular way. The Holy Ghost is a guide in my daily decisions, how to help someone more effectively or what to say or what direction a nutrition counseling session should go. It also bears a spiritual witness as I read scriptures and helps me know the truth. It gives me assurance to tackle hard things.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Deb Vevea
When I first met the missionaries I know nothing about Mormonism, only that they had a famous choir. I could not say it was a cult, but when they told me about a modern day prophet, it was hard to grasp such a concept. I think the cult idea comes hearing about something so new and different. I grew up Lutheran, went to a catholic college served on a number of ecumenical councils. So modern revelation and prophets was a new concept for me, As I learned about priesthood authority and a world wide organization that is led by a prophet , it felt right and led me to seek the truthfulness. The confirmation of this truth came to me and I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Show more Show less