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Hi I'm Ardene

I grew up in Oregon. I love to learn about other peoples, cultures, and travel the world! I'm a mom of 5. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Oregon. Studied a semester in college at BYU-Jerusalem. Mission in Winnipeg, Canada. Love to cook, learn about other parts of the world & it's history and to travel! Been to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Ukraine, and Russia. Mostly I love being a wife to an amazing man and mom of 5 great kids.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the Church, it was easy to just "be a Mormon." But as I got older, I realized I had to know if what I believed and had been taught was really worth it---did I really want to live it for life? As I lived in Israel and learned in depth about Jesus Christ and his teachings, as well as learning about other religions, I was moved to truly want to be more like the Savior. I realized His way IS the way to truth, happiness, light & peace. As a missionary for 18 mos., I also learned very deeply and clearly what lives were like that did and did not have the light of Jesus Christ. I chose to have that light and peace that comes from Jesus Christ. I chose to follow that path, go to the temple, be married in the temple, and raise my kids to understand it. There is no greater way. It's what life and eternity is all about!

How I live my faith

I love serving with the children of our congregation right now. They're precious and pure. They want to learn about and be more like Christ. They are like Christ. I want to be more like them. I love visiting those in need and those who love visits. I love being involved in my kids' classrooms, community events and groups, and trying to share with others the Good News of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ!