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Hi I'm Judy

I'm a Mormon, have always lived in New Hampshire and have a non-member husband.

About Me

I'm a wife of a non-member husband and a mom of 3 daughters who are all grown and have children of their own. I am a Stampin'UP! demo. I enjoy being creative.

Why I am a Mormon

About 7 years ago I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints via a family in Utah while I was a house guest in their home . I picked up a magazine (Ensign) and read it. There was a story of how to have your young adults flow from group dating to individual dating. It was an interesting concept and thought then that I could have used that model when bringing up my daughters. Rearing certainly would have been easier. Funny that I was offered a Book of Mormon, but declined as I thought that might affect our friendship if I didn't join her church, yet I was curious and learned about what stake centers and wards were all about and that the church is set up differently than others. One thing I learned was that all buildings are paid for before they are occupied (dedicated) and that fascinated me. I followed the travels of her son as he went on a mission. About 6 years ago, two missionaries knocked on my door. I wanted to know more, but not necessarily to join the church. I sat and listened with them, did my homework of reading scriptures. My big concern was "how did the Book of Mormon relate to the scriptures?" or "did they say things that were against what was said in the bible?" I was always aware that there were other books of the bible to be found and history is finding more. However, they aren't believed to be real. I learned that this added book helped expand Jesus' principles and teachings and was witnessed to be true. I learned that the president of the church is a prophet of our times and is teaching us to relate principles of Jesus' teachings to our current situations to help guide us in our daily lives. Therefore I joined the church 5 years ago. Unfortutately, my husband wouldn't take the talks, but didn't stand in my way to be baptized. In this church, you are always taught new principles and you learn bit by bit, when you are ready for more knowledge.

How I live my faith

I've held callings in my church from organizing and participating in women-related events, to handling the church library and media center. Currently, I am the secretary of the church womens' group. I've enjoyed becoming friends and teaching other women, because I learn probably more than they do!