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Hi I'm Wendy

I'm a woman, a wife, a mother, a friend . I am a cheerleader for teenagers. I love life and learning. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father was a rancher, then a salesman, and finally a high school history teacher. My mother was a teacher also; home economics. As a child I thought all parents had summer vacation. I am a mother of six; three boys and three girls. I am a grandmother. I met my best friend in college. We married . He is a research scientist. I love life and learning. One of my favorite places to learn is at the dinner table.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all my life. I attended church with my family as a child and teenager. In our home, my parents taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ. I came to know for myself that Jesus is our Lord and Savior. That He loves us and that our Heavenly Father answers prayers. I have had my prayers answered over and over again. I remember when I first began reading the scriptures on my own, it was hard for me to understand. The scriptures are now like a best friend to me, reminding me daily that God is ever mindful of his children and desires to bless them. My greatest joy is to share with others my knowledge that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ and that we can personally know this for ourselves. My name is Wendy, I am a child of God and I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Mormons like to meet. We meet on Sunday for three hours of worship and learning. The scouts go to scout camp and the young women go to girl's camp. We meet at playgrounds as young mother's with small children. We meet to exercise together, to craft together, to serve a meal to the hungry at the homeless shelter. We meet to plan cultural events, socials, conferences, weekly youth activities, lessons, and also in times of need and celebration. I heard a story once about a little boy who came home from elementary school with a big smile on his face. His anxious mother greeted him on that particular day by asking him if he got a part in the school play. Just looking at his smiling face gave her hope that he indeed had been given a part in the play. "Oh, yes Mommy, my teacher told me I have a very important part." His mother asked, "What is your part?" Her son happily replied. "I get to applaud." I have served as a leader in women, youth, and children's organizations and have always been amazed at the selfless service, love, and accomplishments of those I get to associate with. I find myself applauding talents, teachers, courage, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, patience, service, friendship, strength in challenges, unity, and the list goes on and on. I applaud the teenagers I taught in early morning Seminary for getting up each and every school day to attend a 6am scripture study class. I applaud the women for their countless hours of service to their families, their church assignments, and their work in the community. Their talents are many and they have shared them so willingly. I applaud the children for being so eager to learn and for the wonderful faith they shared with me. I find strength from my associations in the Mormon church. I am a better person because of the examples I have to follow. The ultimate example being Jesus Christ who has shown us the way and made the way possible.