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Hi I'm Adrienne Thompson

I grew up in Chicago and live in Georgia. I am a retired orchestra teacher. I raised eight children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music and helping others become a better musician. I love to crochet and am learning to knit. I love water aerobics. I love reading. I love learning about finance and investments. I love my children and grandchildren. I have volunteered as a advisory board member with our local symphony for the last fifteen years. I have graded AP music theory exams for years. During my youth I participated in the civil rights movement by integrating a local elementary school. We were met each day by picketers and marchers. I never understood how a child could engender such activity merely because of the color of their skin. Life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church at 25 when I was a young wife and mother. I joined because the church emphasized family. I wanted to raise my children to love the Lord. I was impressed by the members of all races who welcomed me into the church with open arms. It was quite a shock after the experiences I had during my youth of being excluded because of my race. I felt as if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints tried to live its teachings without hypocrisy. I have appreciated all the guidance I have received about how to live my life and raise my children both temporally and spiritually. The church showed me how to use my resources wisely to care for my family that grew to ten. We have prospered and had all that we needed and a way has been provided for the strongest desires of our heart, a good education for all the children. It has been a comfort during the challenges of life to be part of a community that helps carry your burdens and reaches out to help. We all have the opportunity as members of the church to both give help and comfort and to receive help and comfort. What makes this so wonderful is that the service is all motivated by love. Heavenly Father meets our needs through other people who love us and love Him. Its is wonderful being part of group that cares for its own. It is also exciting to have the ultimate opportunity to live with your family forever if you are faithful. I can think of nothing else that would make me happier. It is a blessing to have such optimism, hope and peace as a part of life during these tumultuous times. It is an anchor during a storm and helps you to endure adversity. My Heavenly Father loves me and I feel that love and know it to be true and real. I feel it in His church and am grateful that it found me through missionaries that just knocked on my door one day. I am a lucky woman.

How I live my faith

Presently I help fellowship those that are interested in knowing more about our church. I invite them to dinner and help them get to activities. I let them know that they are loved both by Heavenly Father and our church community. I will be serving a full time mission for 18 months starting in a few weeks. I want to share my love for the Savior with others. I want to make them aware of the Lord's plan for happiness and the opportunity to choose it for themselves. I hoped that their lives will be blessed as mine has been since I joined this church. During my 32 years in the church I have taught the women, youth and young children. I have planned camp outs for the entire congregation, conferences for the youth, summer camps for the young women and training activities for the adult women. I have played piano for the choir. I have taught church songs to the young children to help them learn the gospel. I have taught the youth about the scriptures at 6 am on every school day morning. I have grown and been stretched by these opportunities to serve. I have been blessed immeasurably.