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Hi I'm Roxanna

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I have been married now for forty years, raised six children and have 16 healthy active grandchildren. My husband and I enjoy hiking, camping, white water rafting, theatre, movies and playing games with our family. We live on a little over an acre of land with fruit trees, raspberries bushes and a garden, keeping us busy in the summer. In addition, I enjoy reading, sewing, genealogy and traveling.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember gazing into the Heavens and thinking about God. He was the creator of all the wonderful and beautiful things in my world and my protector at night. I felt a very personal relationship with Him and knew that He loved me and watched over me. My father told me Jesus was one of many great teachers and I should use the Christ's teachings as a guide but he did not believe that Christ was a God or that there was a God. When I was ten, I attended a friend's church. Everyone was dressed in Sunday best and very friendly but every song, story, prayer and sermon was the retelling of Christ, His life and teachings. In my mind they had put Jesus in God’s place, worshipping the teacher instead of the Father. I determined to never have anything to do with Christianity again. That night in my prayers I promised I would never worship Jesus Christ. I expected peace but immediately felt God’s displeasure. I started crying because I knew that my parents would not support my claim that God told me Jesus was something more than just a teacher. At ten, I couldn't go looking for answers in other churches. If God wanted me to understand who Jesus was, He would have to provide the way for that knowledge to come to me. When I was 15, I was given a Book of Mormon to read. Reading was like leaving a dark tunnel, coming into the light. I felt more clear and secure than I had ever felt in my life. I found an understanding of Jesus and how He fits into God's Plan of Salvation for Mankind.

How I live my faith

The very best things in my life have happened to me through my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It has given me a community and structure to guide my family life and a philosphy that brings me peace and serenity. Over the years I have grown by keeping busy teaching children, young people and of late, genealogy. l worked in the local women's humanitarian organization and watched over my neighbors with visits and service. I have learned cooking, crafting, sewing, gardening, children's literature, ideas for strenghtening my marriage, managing finances, home decorating, child rearing techniques, sports and how to apply Christian principles to my everyday life. I have been asked to serve during sickness and celebrations connecting me with my community in fulfilling and gradifying ways. My Sunday worship has given me great joy and my understanding of my relationship with God and Jesus Christ has sustained me in my personal trials and struggles. I live my faith by staying in the main stream of activity of helping others find God and His Son.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

I am so impressed with the kind of women I meet in the LDS Church. They are happy, healthy, intelligent and optimistic. There is a contagious hopefulness and forward thinking that makes them so attractive and unique. In a world filled with exploited images of women, these women reflect refinement, education and kindness. They are compassionate and loving; freely giving of their time and energy to help in their church assignments as well as helping the needy and discouraged around them. And they carry with them a confidence in their relationship with God. My confidence, faith and serenity has greatly increased by my association with them. Show more Show less