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Hi I'm Carol Armstrong

I grew up in a little Georgia town called Tucker and raised in the First Presbyterian Church of Tucker. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My roommate introduced me to some friends of hers and was invited to have dinner with them on many occasions. I always felt there was something different about them. I was informed they were Mormon and was shocked because I have never met one before. After a few months they asked if I would take a copy of the Book of Mormon to read and reluctantly said, "yes". I read it often and was surprised how much I enjoyed reading it. Any questions I had Cat (one of the friends) would gladly answer them. I had many questions for them because I was reading a lot and wanted to learn more about what I was reading. I was asked if I wanted to take Missionary discussions to help with my questions. I hesitated but agreed. This was the beginning of my journey. About six months later I had to opportunity to attend "stake conference" where a Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was going to speak. I was amazed at the words that he (Elder Russell M. Nelson) spoke concerning Repentance and Baptism. Because I knew I had many sins I needed to be forgiven of. I learned how the Atonement allowed all of us to be forgiven of our sins if we repented the right way and were baptized by the proper authority, our slates could be wiped clean. And because the Holy Ghost testified to me that he was a true Apostle in these latter days, I knew my next decision was to become a member and be baptized so I too could have peace and live a more Christ centered life.

Why I am a Mormon

My roommate introduced me to some friends of hers and was invited to have dinner with them on many occasions. I always felt there was something different about them. I was informed they were Mormon and was shocked because I have never met one before. After a few months they asked if I would take a copy of the Book of Mormon to read and reluctantly said, "yes". I read it often and was surprised how much I enjoyed reading it. Any questions I had Cat (one of the friends) would gladly answer them. I had many questions for them because I was reading a lot and wanted to learn more about what I was reading. I was asked if I wanted to take Missionary discussions to help with my questions. I hesitated but agreed. This was the beginning of my journey. About six months later I had to opportunity to attend "stake conference" where a Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was going to speak. I was moved by the words Elder Russell M. Nelson spoke about concerning the Atonement and how it can bring peace into our lives by being forgiven of our sins and helping us live better lives and being examples to others. The Holy Ghost testified to me of the truthfulness of these words and that he was indeed an Apostle of the Lord and with this knowledge I would find the courage to make all the changes I needed to be forgiven of my sins and be baptized by the proper authority. Becoming a Mormon has changed my life and showed me how to be a better example by following the example Christ has set for us.

How I live my faith

I try and live my faith by being a good Christian example; by being a kind, and thoughtful person. I try and be grateful for the many blessings that the Lord has given me over the last 11 years. I enjoy my volunteer work at the nursing home because so many of the resident's need a little compassion in their lives. It is also a help to be able to relate to some resident's that find the loss of their independence upsetting. Also the difficulties of using a wheel chair. I smile on the outside, but I am sad on the inside for them. I usually pat their arm and try and encourage them by gently reminding them there are there to take therapy to get stronger and eventually go home again. I end up befriending certain family members and it helps me when they take a moment to thank me. It helps me to realize my "little things" actually does mean something.