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Hi I'm Carole Carter

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother & a great-grandmother. I'm a Mormon

About Me

sI'm a country girl I've spent most of my life in rural Utah & a couple of years in rural Idaho. I spent my young years on a ranch with horses & dogs as my best friends. I'm the youngest of four children. My parents were good hard working people. Before I got married I worked as a beautican. I also worked a season at the Grand Canyon & at the church Genealogical Society. I met my husband when we were both in the Army. We were married in Anniston, Alabama & were sealed the Salt Lake temple 41/2 years later. We have seven children, four daughters & 3 sons, twelve grandchildren & one great-granddaughter. I love spending time with my family. During my lifetime I've worked at many odd jobs while raising a famil. Finally retiring from a county recorders office. For several years I have been a clown in the local 24th of July parade. I'm a good clown too. I love to read, my favorite books are historical fiction. I also love to travel, hike & camp. I also love to garden, flowers are my favorite, but we also grow afew veggies, tomatoes being the most. We always did alot of canning as the kids were growing up. I fish with my husband when it's not a serious fishing trip. My favorite hobby right now is photography. I've taken alot of pictures, some of them are quite good. Getting late in life but still looking forward to new adventures which include a mission call to El Paso, Texas

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of this church makes me a better person. I could have been a crazy feminist without the steadying influence of the gospel . It keeps me grounded & connected. I never had that flash of light or that big bang that suddenly makes a person realize that the gospel is true. I was just always there. My parents, grandparents & great grandparents were members so it was always a part of my life, always right. My great grandparents & my great great grandparents were part of the pioneer treks across the plains, some at great sacrifice. Because of the gospel I know that I am a daughter of Heavenly Father & that gives me worth. I have a testimony of all the gospel principles, but in particular the law of tithing. All blessings are conditional on us keeping the covenants that we make & I kinow that tithing works, we have received many blessings from paying tithing. The gospel just makes sense, why would'nt God want the best for all of His children? I God is the same yesterday, today & forever why would'nt we have modern revelation & a living prophet to lead us the same as in biblical times. This is God's church on earth today.

How I live my faith

When you're reaching out to someone else you're not thinking of yourself. "Charity if the pure love of Christ." This scripture has great meaning to me. We're not rich by any means but I try to help where I can. In the book "The Mansion" the question is asked in heaven what counts here & the reply is "only that which freely given". Giving to the person on the street conor or the freeway exit without wondering if they deserve it, that's part of that ideal. I've served in all the organizations of the church & try to do the best that I can. I loved teaching Relief Society, visit teaching & home teaching with my husband. There is great opportunity for fellowshipping & activation with these home visits. I try to be honest & fair in all the things I do & my dealings with others. Living the Gospel principles makes me a better person.